Testimonials and Reviews

Comments on Andrew Lane’s Creative Writing Workshops

‘Andy gave a welcoming, witty, honest and thoroughly interesting talk about how to write and the life of a writer. He encouraged his audience to ask questions, which he answered with good humour. Andy’s talk inspired me, and the audience, to get writing and to not be afraid to be creative.’ – Louise Judge, attendee at Bath Chidren’s Literary Festival 2016 workshop

Reviews of the Young Sherlock Holmes Books

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

“The dramatic, violent ending leaves enough narrative strings dangling that readers over the age of 12 who enjoy detective fiction will grab for the sequel next fall.” (Wall Street Journal)

“Conan Doyle knew how to tell a rattling good adventure yarn and without a doubt so does Andrew Lane. He writes fluidly, introducing his characters with style and humour, never labouring a scene or wasting words; admirable qualities for any author, but in some ways, even more necessary for someone writing for a younger audience.” (Crime Review)

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

“A Sherlock Holmes riot. It’s gripping, thrilling, horrifying and downright awesome.” (National Post (Canada))

Reviews of Andrew Lane’s other Books

“…the prose is brilliantly persuasive… it’s a novel that must be read.” (The Guardian)

“Highly original…” (The Daily Mail)

“Impossible to put down.” (The Daily Express)

“Outstanding…” (Time Out)

“Extremely creepy and compelling…” (The Book List)

“Creepy, menacing, and downright frightening… A page turner teeming with tension.” (The Baltimore Sun)

“Chilling…” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

“Arresting.. Few readers will put the book down.” (Daily Express)