the fifth installment of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
series, Vicki Delany shakes things up with a change of setting.
Gemma Doyle and friends have left Massachusetts and traveled
to London for a Sherlock Holmes in the Modern World Convention.
Mayhem, murder, and mystery recognize no boundaries, and such
troubles follow Gemma almost as though she’d packed
them in her suitcase. The family and friends are gathered
for pre-dinner drinks when Gemma’s dad spots the last
person he wants to see. Randy Denhaugh is Gemma’s uncle.
Her mother’s brother is the black sheep of the family,
having stolen a valuable painting from his own parents.
Randy is murdered, and despite having more than his fair share
of enemies, it’s Henry Doyle who becomes the prime suspect.
Naturally, Gemma and her friends rally to get to the truth
and save Gemma’s father from prison for a crime that
he did not commit.
a Murder Afoot” is another fun read in this smart series.
The travels and misadventures in London were intriguing, and
the periodic peeks at what’s going on back in West London,
Massachusetts, and the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium
kept the story grounded in the roots of the series.
As a seasoned cozy mystery reader, I am always thrilled when
an author has me convinced that I know who the killer is and
how things will play out only to prove me wrong on all counts.
Although this is fine as a stand-alone read, reading the previous
four books will enhance the experience for you.
Thank you to Vicki Delany and Crooked Lane Books for another
of other titles in this series
She Read #1
on Baker Street #2
Cat of the Baskervilles #3
Scandal in Scarlet #4
Reviewer Notes: Vicki Delany has authored several mystery
series including The Lighthouse Library Series written as