There’s A Murder Afoot: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery

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Gemma Doyle and her friends have exchanged their quaint community for a Holmes Convention that brings them on vacation to London. Little did she know that quality family time would involve discovering a long-lost uncle she never knew existed and a murder that shakes her whole family. Her mysterious uncle comes with a shady history and persistence that threatens to disrupt their good time at the conference. When a death sends a shock through her family, her father is at the top of the suspect list thanks to a vendetta the annoying DI Morrison has against him. Fearing the worst, Gemma turns to her friends and her sister for help solving the case before her father ends up taking the blame. Delving into the world of art forgery, Gemma meets some shady sorts, takes up her own American persona, and tries to dissuade her handsome boyfriend Detective Ryan Ashburton from suspicious of her sleuthing activities.

Family is at the heart of the mystery as Gemma’s trip to London comes with some family time which reunites her with her sister Pippa who’s a mystery in herself through her job and connections. The two sisters have a distance between them after their time apart though they quickly step into a fun dynamic as they take up the sleuthing hijinks together. The two are incredibly different women living two very different lives which provide several humorous scenes as the two work together. Gemma’s life back home is a delightful side story throughout as she receives various frantic phone calls that add to the humor and lightness in the writing. As Gemma works the case with her friends, they help her with various undercover and sneaky plans as she delves into the world of art forgery and into her uncle’s shady life. Her relationship with Ryan provides a playful and lightness to the mystery as the two share several sweet moments while they add humor as she dodges him to do her sleuthing. There’s a Murder Afoot is the perfect read for cozy lovers as it’s a mystery about family that’s funny, emotional, and full of heart.


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Author Vicki Delany
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Crooked Lane Books
Publish Date 2020-01-07
ISBN 9781643850344
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Issue March 2020
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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