Saturday, 16 September 2017

Book Tour, Review & Giveaway: Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery)


Today is my stop on the Body on Baker Street book tour  I am reviewing the book and I also have a fantastic giveaway for one print copy (US only)

Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany


Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 
Crooked Lane Books (September 12, 2017) 
Hardcover: 304 pages ISBN-13: 978-1683312994 
E-Book ASIN: B06XW3K7F5

Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are busy managing the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium on Baker Street and adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room in anticipation of the store’s upcoming book signing with the illustrious Renalta Van Markoff, author of the controversial Hudson and Holmes mystery series. 
But during the author Q&A session, dedicated Sherlockian Donald Morris verbally attacks Renalta and her series for disgracing Sherlock’s legacy, only to be publicly humiliated when the author triumphantly lashes back and gains the upper hand. That is until Renalta collapses on the table―dead. Donald insists he didn’t do it and pleads to his friends to clear his name. 
Fortunately, Gemma and Jayne have no shortage of suspects between the author’s bullied personal assistant, her frustrated publicist, the hapless publisher, a handsome rare book dealer, an obsessively rabid fan, and a world of other Sherlock enthusiasts with strong objections to Renalta’s depiction of the Great Detective. It’s up to the shrewd sleuthing duo to eliminate the impossible and deduce the truth before the West London police arrest an innocent man in Body on Baker Street, the second Sherlock Homes Bookshop mystery perfect for fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle.

I love this series!  I love Gemma and her quirky little bookshop selling Sherlock Holmes books, merchandise, anything connected with Arthur Conan Doyle, along with lots of other mystery books set in Sherlock's era.  She is clever and witty and sometimes too clever for her own good which lands her in trouble some of the time, especially with the female detective colleague of her ex-boyfriend.

This time Gemma has to deal with a rude and very flamboyant author who, at short notice, demands a book signing in the Emporium.  Of course Gemma rustles up the publicity in her organised way and it should all go smoothly ......... but no-one anticipated the author's murder on the day.


Lots of suspects all go to make this an entertaining read as Gemma's clever brain works overtime working out the clues and the motives.  With a well-thought out plot, this can be read on its own but I also highly recommend you check out the first in the series Elementary She Read.





MEET THE AUTHOR



Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than twenty-five books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. Under the name of Eva Gates, she writes the Lighthouse Library cozy series for Penguin Random House. Her latest book is Body on Baker Street, the second in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series from Crooked Lane. Vicki is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards.  

www.vickidelany.com 

Facebook: Vicki Delany & Eva Gates 
and twitter: @vickidelany and @evagatesauthor
Purchase Links Amazon B&N


TOUR PARTICIPANTS


  September 11 – Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf - CHARACTER GUEST POST
  September 11 – A Blue Million Books - CHARACTER INTERVIEW
  September 12 – Valerie's Musings - REVIEW, GUEST POST
  September 12 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
  September 13 – The Book's the Thing - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
  September 13 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT
  September 14 – My Reading Journeys - REVIEW, INTERVIEW
  September 14 – Book Club Librarian - REVIEW
  September 15 – Reading Is My SuperPower - REVIEW
  September 15 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW
  September 16 – Varietats2010 – REVIEW
  September 16 – Carole's Book Corner – REVIEW
  September 17 – Bookworm Cafe - REVIEW, GUEST POST
  September 17 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
September 18 – CelticLady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
  September 18 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
  September 19 – Queen of All She Reads - REVIEW
  September 19 – Laura's Interests - REVIEW, GUEST POST
  September 20 – Book Babble – REVIEW
  September 20 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
  September 21 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – REVIEW
  September 21 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
  September 22 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – INTERVIEW
  September 22 – Melina's Book Blog - REVIEW
  September 22 – That's What She's Reading – REVIEW
  September 23 – Socrates' Book Reviews – REVIEW
  September 23 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - CHARACTER INTERVIEW
  September 24 – Cozy Up With Kathy - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
  September 24 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW



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