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Body on Baker Street
Sherlock Holmes Bookshop #2
Vicki Delaney

Crooked Lane
September 12, 2017/ ISBN
978-1-68331-299-4
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

 

This is the second book in this intriguing new series, and I am happy to report that it is even better than the first! While the debut of any series affords the reader an opportunity to get to know the characters, the setting, and the author’s writing style, the second book can be a make or break, in my humble opinion.

I was happy to find that Gemma Doyle was still as detail oriented as ever, and her friendship with Jayne Wilson remains strong. Her romantic life remains a cliff hanger, and Moriarity, the bookshop cat, still doesn’t like Gemma!

This time, the mystery involves an author who came to the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium to sign her newest book. Renalta Van Markoff is a controversial author, as her Hudson and Holmes mystery series doesn’t sit well with fans of the traditional Sherlock Holmes. When Van Markoff is poisoned and dies at the signing, Sherlock fan Donald Morris, a local to West London, on Cape Cod, is considered to be the most likely suspect Yet Gemma doesn’t believe the man to be a killer, and despite warnings from the police, Gemma decides to clear her name.

Will she be able to use her keen intellect and sharp wit to do so, or will she draw the killer into her own sphere, making her a potential victim?

There’s only one way to find out! Get yourself a copy of “The Body on Baker Street” and follow the clues!

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Reviewed 2017
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