A Three Book Problem: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery

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In this Sherlock Holmes-inspired cozy with historic undertones, we find Gemma Doyle smack dab in the middle of another case. Gemma, the proprietor of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, is excited to set up a weekend Sherlockian event at a stately country manor in West London, Massachusetts. Her friend, Jayne Wilson, is handling the catering, and her boyfriend, Detective Ryan Ashburton, is helping out. However, a fun weekend of Sherlock-themed activities quickly turns sour when the host is murdered. With a house full of suspects, many of whom seem out of place, they have their work cut out for them. Gemma puts her powers of observation to work to help solve this tricky case.

This would be a great standalone novel, and you do not have to be a Sherlockian to enjoy the series. This mystery definitely had me guessing right until the end. I love the characters and the atmospheric descriptions; it was a great book to curl up with on a cold day. The mystery itself did become a little confusing toward the end, but I just love this author’s writing style. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys cozies, mysteries, and Sherlock Holmes.

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Author Vicki Delany
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 11-Jan-2022
ISBN 9781643857985
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Issue March 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller