Irene Adler is the pen name used by Alessandro Gatti for his new children's series. He has worked at Maltese Narrazioni for which he published various short stories. He has written various novels for children. He currently lives in Turin, where he studied to obtaining a doctorate in philosophy.
I picked up this book because I enjoyed the cover art. Combined with kids going on an adventure this book caught my interest quickly. The story pulls you in quick. The atmosphere and situations are set in a simple way leaving out to many details but giving you an idea how the little town looks and what the positions of the three children are. I was surprised with Irene's behavior taken it is 1870. She is very unladylike and bold, a bit to much for my liking to make her believable. The story is entertaining enough. There are adventures but not enough information to puzzle along with the mystery. I was surprised with the multiple mentions of gambling dens and hints of people having affairs especially because the building of the sentences and use of language indicates a middle grade audience. Sherlock and Lupin are both likable characters but fail to impress.
The Dark Lady
Author: Irene Adler (Alessandro Gatti)
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Original title: Il trio della Dama Nera
Series: Sherlock, Lupin & Io #1
Capstone Young Readers: Hardcover