Andrew Lane
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Andrew Lane (born 1963), who also writes as Andy Lane, is a British author and journalist.
Macmillan Books are currently publishing two series of Young Adult novels by Andrew Lane.

The first is a series of books focusing on the early life of the world’s most famous fictional character – Sherlock Holmes. The series was developed in conjunction with the estate of Sherlock Holmes’s creator – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The first book in the Young Sherlock Holmes series — Death Cloud — was published in the UK in June 2010 (February 2011 in the USA). It has been followed by six more titles – Red Leech (Rebel Fire in the USA), Black Ice, Fire Storm, Snake Bite, Knife Edge and Stone Cold. So far the series has sold, in translation, to over 40 countries. More titles are expected.

The second series – Lost Worlds – follows disabled 15-year-old Calum Challenger, who is co-ordinating a search from his London apartment to find “cryptids” – creatures considered so rare that many do not believe they even exist. Calum’s intention is to use the creatures’ DNA to help protect the species, but also to search for a cure for his own paralysis. His team comprises a computer hacker named Tara, a free runner named Gecko, an ex-marine nick-named “Rhino” and a compulsive shopaholic named Natalie, but they are being watched by the mysterious Nemor Corporation, who want the cryptids for their own purposes.

Andy has also written a number of spin-off novels and audio dramas based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who (and a novel for the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood), as well as assorted non-fiction books based upon popular film and TV franchises such as James Bond, Wallis and Gromit and Austin Powers.

Andy has also written a number of spin-off novels and audio dramas based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who (and a novel for the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood), as well as assorted non-fiction books based upon popular film and TV franchises such as James Bond, Wallis and Gromit and Austin Powers.

He has also written TV storylines and scripts for the Sky One science fiction series Space Island One.

Andy had already shown an extensive knowledge of the Holmes character and continuity in his Doctor Who novel All-Consuming Fire in which he created The Library of St. John the Beheaded as a meeting place for the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who.

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