Andrew Lane

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Andrew Lane is an author and journalist who lives in Dorset with his wife, son and variable numbers of feral, unrelated teenagers they’ve picked up along the way. He is a highly successful creative writer with twenty-three published novels, thirty-three published short stories, nine published non-fiction books and thirteen produced audio and TV scripts to his credit, and six more in progress and scheduled for the next few years. His Young Adult series include YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES (8 books, sold to more than 30 countries), CRUSOE (available in the USA), LOST WORLDS (2 books) and the forthcoming AWOL series from Piccadilly Books.

Andrew is currently co-writing a new Sci-Fi series for adults; the first installment entitled NETHERSPACE is out now, with the second book, ORIGINATORS, out in May 2018.

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Praise for Andrew's Young Adult series:

Lane’s writing is detailed, with scenes of exquisite terror… This is a world of shadowy conspiracies and sinister groups who have agents every-where… nothing is what it seems. A hugely enjoyable treat...” (Daily Telegraph)

Full of knotty puzzles and gothic macabreness…” (FT.com)

Action-packed and detail-oriented.” (Los Angeles Times)

Remarkable.” (The New York Times Book Review)

The eighth book in the YOUNG SHERLOCK series, NIGHT BREAK, is out now.

 

Children's

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2015

Macmillan

Sherlock's mother has died, his father has disappeared in India and his sister is acting strangely. The Holmes family seems to be falling apart, and not even brother Mycroft can keep it together. But while Sherlock is worrying about all of this, a man living nearby vanishes in his own house while Sherlock and Mycroft are visiting. Where did he go, and what is the connection with a massive canal being built in Egypt? The answer will rock the world, and tear the Holmes family apart!

2013

Macmillan Children's Books

Something sinister is afoot in the house in the west of Ireland in which Sherlock is staying. There are frightened whisperings among the servants and the house's owners are clearly scared. But who - or what? - has terrified them so much that nobody will speak out? Young Sherlock must bring all his powers of deduction to unravelling his greatest mystery yet. Another fast-paced, brilliantly plotted adventure as teenage Sherlock investigates a new crime and comes up against a fresh crop of sinister, clever criminals.

2014

Macmillan

Following his last thrilling adventure Sherlock Holmes has been sent to live in Oxford to focus on his education. But something strange is happening in the university pathology labs. Body parts are being stolen from corpses and are being posted one by one to an address in London. What can these sinister goings-on mean, and what message is someone trying to send?

In an attempt to find out, Sherlock follows the trail to a very sinister house deep in the countryside. Can he get to the bottom of another baffling mystery?

Sherlock Holmes: think you know him? Think again.

2014

Macmillan

A world of adventure a mouse-click away . . .

Calum Challenger is desperate to find a creature not yet discovered by anyone else. He is sure that its DNA will unlock a cure to his paralysis.

But a sinister corporation called Nemor is desperate for rare DNA too. They want to make millions from it . . . and will stop at nothing to get there first.

As Calum guides a group of friends in a thrilling search for a shadowy creature, it looks as if he has the upper hand. But then a spate of brutal kidnappings puts everything at risk. With Calum held hostage in New Mexico and computer-hacker Tara locked up in London, who can warn the rest of his group - ex-SAS soldier Rhino, free-runner Gecko and Natlalie, the spoilt daughter of Calum's guardian -that they are hurtling headlong into the jaws of death?

2013

Macmillan Children's Books

Calum Challenger is a boy with a mission: to track down supposedly mythological creatures and capture their DNA. But while Calum and his friends want to save these beings, an aggressive pharmaceutical company wants to wipe them out. In this fast-paced, high-tech story, Calum and a group of misfit mates – a computer hacker, a freerunner, an ex-marine and a girl with a very big chip on her shoulder – criss-cross the globe, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of their enemy.

2012

Macmillan Children's Books

Kidnapped and taken to China, Sherlock finds himself plunged into adventure. How can three men be bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai? Who wants them dead, and why? The answer seems to lie in a message hidden in a diagram like a spider’s web. But solving it leads to an even more urgent question: what has all this got to do with a plot to blow up an American warship? Sherlock is about to brave terrors greater than any he has faced before . . . Sherlock Holmes: think you know him? Think again.

2012

Macmillan Children's Books

Teenage Sherlock has come up against some challenges in his time, but what confronts him now is baffling. His friend and her father have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived in it. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity, until a clever clue points him to Scotland. Following that clue leads him into a mystery that involves kidnapping, bodysnatchers and a man who claims he can raise the dead. Before he knows it, Sherlock is fighting for his life as he begins to work out out what has happened to his his friends. Will he be fast enough to save them? Sherlock Holmes. Think you know him? Think again.

2011

Macmillan

The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. He has witnessed his first murder and travelled to America to unravel a deadly mystery, but now he faces his most dangerous mission yet. Mycroft, Sherlock's older brother, has suddenly vanished. Sherlock discovers that he has headed to Russia and has no choice but to follow him, across the freezing Baltic Sea, into strange territory and to face an unknown enemy . . . but will he arrive too late to save his brother?

Young Sherlock Holmes is a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager – creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books.

2010

Macmillan

Sherlock knows that Amyus Crow, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find a notorious killer, hanged by the US government, apparently alive and well in Surrey - and Crow somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the ocean to America, to the centre of a deadly web - where life and death are cheap, and truth has a price no sane person would pay . . .

2010

Macmillan

The year is 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. His life is that of a perfectly ordinary army officer’s son: boarding school, good manners, a classical education – the backbone of the British Empire. But all that is about to change. With his father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously ‘unwell’, Sherlock is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire. So begins a summer that leads Sherlock to uncover his first murder, a kidnap, corruption and a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent . . .

The Death Cloud is the first in a series of novels in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, troubled and engaging teenager – creating unputdownable detective adventures that remain true to the spirit of the original books.

Fiction

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2017

Titan Books

Aliens came to Earth forty years ago. Their anatomy proved unfathomable and all attempts at communication failed. But through trade, humanity gained technology that allowed them to colonise the stars. The price: live humans for every alien faster-than-light drive.

Kara's sister was one of hundreds exchanged for this technology, and Kara has little love for aliens. So when she is drafted by GalDiv - the organisation that oversees alien trades - it is under duress. A group of colonists have been kidnapped by aliens and taken to an uncharted planet, and an unusual team is to be sent to negotiate. As an ex-army sniper, Kara's role is clear. But artist Marc has no combat experience, although the team's pre-cog Tse is adamant that he has a part to play. All three know that success is unlikely. For how will they negotiate with aliens when communication between the species is impossible?