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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

Category: Book
By (author): Peacock, Shane
Series: The Dark Missions Of Edgar Bri
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 8.63in x 5.81in x 1.13in
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From The Publisher*Edgar Brim is a sensitive orphan who, exposed to horror stories from his father as a young child, is afraid of almost everything and suffers from nightly terrors. His stern new guardian, Mr. Thorne, sends the boy to a gloomy school in Scotland where his dark demons only seem to worsen and he is bullied and ridiculed for his fears. But years later, when sixteen-year-old Edgar finds a journal belonging to his novelist father, he becomes determined to confront his nightmares and the bullies who taunt him. After the horrific death of a schoolmate, Edgar becomes involved with an eccentric society at the urging of a mysterious professor who believes that monsters from famous works of literature are real and whose mandate is to find and destroy these creatures. With the aid of a rag-tag crew of friends, the fear-addled teen sets about on his dark mission, one that begins in the cemetery on the bleak Scottish moors and ends in a spine-chilling climax on the stage of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in London with Henry Irving, the infamous and magnetic actor, and his manager, Bram Stoker, the author of the most frightening and sensational novel of the day, Dracula. Can Edgar Brim truly face his terror and conquer his fears?
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR Eye of the Crow:

"...The first intriguing volume in an ambitious new series ... plenty of readers will like the smart, young detective they find here, and find themselves irresistibly drawn into his thrilling adventures." - Starred Review and Top Ten Crime Fiction for Youth, Booklist

"The details of the plot are plausible, the pacing well timed, and the historical setting vividly depicted ... the characters enrich the book and help give Holmes's storied abilities credence." - Starred Review, School Library Journal

"In Eye of the Crow, Shane Peacock has created a cleverly inventive background story for Sherlock Holmes that explains the adult character's reluctance to talk about his family life. He's also managed to create a thrilling, impeccably paced murder mystery." - Starred Review and Books of the Year, Quill & Quire
Biographical NoteSHANE PEACOCK was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and grew up in Kapuskasing. A biographer, journalist and screenwriter, he is also the author of several novels and plays. He has received many honors for his writing, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Eye of the Crow and Becoming Holmes and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Vanishing Girl, all titles in his Boy Sherlock Holmes series. Shane Peacock lives with his wife and three children near Cobourg, Ontario. Visit him at his website: and follow him on twitter: @Shane_Author