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Monday, June 12, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1)


A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1)
by Sherry Thomas (Goodreads Author)
Paperback, 323 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Berkley Books


Goodreads synopsis:
With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. 

When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her.

But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.

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5 stars

I am not a person who regularly reads historical fiction, but I love the Sherlock Holmes genre so this book had me intrigued.

If you are into Sherlock Holmes, read this.
If you are into historical books, read this.
If you are into great books, definitely read this.

This book was just amazing. It takes the Sherlock mythology and turns it on its edge. The only niggle I had in the read was the in the beginning I couldn’t figure out who the main character was supposed to be. And once I got past that little hiccup, it was smooth sailing.

The premise of the book is that an unconventional girl at the turn of the century just does not really fit into this prim and proper society. She wants to go her own way. Live her own life, the way she wants to live it. So she concocts a scheme to do it. She gets away from her family and begins an amazing adventure.

I hope there are more books in the future for this series. It was that good. Definitely one of those books you want to keep around. 5 stars. AMAZING!


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank Net Galley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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