A Scandal in Scarlet: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
A simple walk with her dog leads Gemma to witnessing a fire at the West London Museum that results in the loss of valuable property and items. To help with rebuilding, Gemma participates in a fundraiser and works alongside her best friend, Jayne, at her tea room. Everything is going well until the museum board chair is found dead. Gemma has every intention to let her boyfriend, Ryan, handle the case, but when someone asks for help, she’s unable to refuse. So she dons her best disguise and meddles her way into family affairs to uncover secrets that could bring her to a killer. Then another body is found, sending her backtracking her deductions to find the link between the two victims.
Gemma is once again delving her way into a mystery and uncovering clues. She even dons a hilarious disguise to search for more clues with Vicki Delany, weaving in delightful humor. Gemma is charming and driven, not letting anything stop her from finding the truth. Her relationship with Ryan is sweet and provides a few romantic moments. He loves her sleuthing side and her snooping, accepting both traits as a part of who she is. Balancing out her romantic relationship is her friendship with Jayne. The two make for the best duo, seeking clues together. Gemma is still on a mission to set her friend up with their friend, which shows a lighter side to her and a goofy part of her personality. The mystery remains fairly light with plenty of danger and intrigue, especially when a character dubbed the Black Widow arrives. Gemma finds herself in the middle of a family conflict that provides her with several suspects and clues, but nothing is simple. A Scandal in Scarlet is another Sherlock Holmes-inspired treat with a delightful sleuth, deductions, and danger.
A Scandal in Scarlet is the fourth book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||293 pages|
|Publisher||Crooked Lane Books|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|