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.
Facebook: Vicki Delany & Eva Gates
and twitter: @vickidelany and @evagatesauthor
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