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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

A Three Book Problem by Vicki Delaney

The story was attractive for me because of the Sherlock Holmes connection. There was a Sherlock Holmes bookshop (what could be better than that) complete with all the gee gaws that made up Holmes and his side kick. We have a Sherlockian David having a massive weekend do at the old world manor with a full Sherlockian theme including dress and food of the era. We have Jayne serving the food and various others helping out from housekeeping to bartending all different from their usual jobs. When the host gets killed by a poisoned dart of all things, the frolic stops and the serious work of detection starts. Gemma who was the co ordinator for the weekend is now on full alert to find out whatever she could to help the detectives, though sadly they feel that her help is more hindrance than anything else. This does not stop her though. This was a pleasant cozy and my first introduction to the series. Good as a stand alone. Sent by Crooked Lane Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

6 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like a great read for the start of a new year.

Greg said...

This sounds nice!

Dorothy Borders said...

Mysteries with a Holmes connection always get my attention.

Literary Feline said...

The Sherlock Holmes connection would make me want to pick this one up too. It sounds like a fun one!

Martha Eskuchen said...

This cozy sounds good. I need to pick up a few more of this genre.
Happy New Year and Happy Reading to you, Mystica!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a fun read. Happy New Year!