Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany
Today is my stop on the Elementary She Read book tour I am reviewing the book and I also have a fantastic giveaway for one print copy (US only)
Read the first chapter here.
Elementary, She Read: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (March 14, 2017) Hardcover:
Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, has returned to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur's Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. The shop--located at 222 Baker Street--specializes in the Holmes canon and pastiche, and is also the home of Moriarty the cat. When Gemma finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Homes story hidden in the bookshop, she and her friend Jayne (who runs the adjoining Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room) set off to find the owner, only to stumble upon a dead body.
The highly perceptive Gemma is the police’s first suspect, so she puts her consummate powers of deduction to work to clear her name, investigating a handsome rare books expert, the dead woman's suspiciously unmoved son, and a whole family of greedy characters desperate to cash in on their inheritance. But when Gemma and Jayne accidentally place themselves at a second murder scene, it's a race to uncover the truth before the detectives lock them up for good.
Elementary She Read is a thoroughly entertaining read that I devoured quickly and easily.
Gemma is incredibly observant - she notices every little thing about everyone who comes into her shop - the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. This sounds a wonderful place, selling not just books but memorabilia as well and there's even a quaint little Tea Shop adjoining the shop.
When Gemma discovers a magazine in her shop that she knows is not hers she tries to find the owner but then this leads to a whole lot of trouble for both her and her friend Tea Shop owner Jayne.
I loved how Gemma's mind worked when trying to solve the murders, she was very methodical, just like Sherlock, but she isn't as serious, she is a fun character that I liked enormously.
The plot was easy to follow, with a few twists, some dodgy suspects, set in a beautiful part of the world, and with a couple of hunky men to distract Gemma, I'm already looking forward to the next in this new series.
Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers. She is the author of twenty-three published crime novels, including standalone Gothic thrillers, the Constable Molly Smith series, and the Year Round Christmas Mysteries. Under the pen name of Eva Gates she is the national bestselling author of the Lighthouse Library cozy series. The first in Vicki’s Sherlock Holmes bookshop series, Elementary She Read, will be released in March 2017 from Crooked Lane Books. Vicki lives and writes in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. www.vickidelany.com Facebook: Vicki Delany & Eva Gates and twitter: @vickidelany and @evagatesauthor Purchase Links Amazon B&N
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