The House at Baker Street

The House at Baker Street

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Behind every great detective, stands a great woman . . .When Sherlock Holmes turns down the case of persecuted Laura Shirley, Mrs Hudson, the landlady of Baker Street, and Mary Watson resolve to take on the investigation themselves. From the kitchen of 221b, the two women begin their inquiries and enlist the assistance of the Baker Street Irregulars and the infamous Irene Adler.A trail of clues leads them to the darkest corners of Whitechapel, where the feared Ripper supposedly still stalks. They discover Laura Shirley is not the only woman at risk as it rapidly becomes apparent that the lives of many others are in danger too. As Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson put together the pieces of an increasingly complicated puzzle, the investigation becomes bigger than either of them could ever have imagined. Can they solve the case or are they just pawns in a much larger game?It is time for Mrs Hudson and Mary Watson to emerge from the shadows and stand in the spotlight. Readers will discover that these two women are resourceful, intelligent and fearless, with a determination to help those in need . . .PRAISE FOR THE HOUSE AT BAKER STREET"This is the perfect post-Sherlock book: warm, compassionate, intelligent, with plot and language crafted in the style of the Master Conan Doyle himself." Manda Scott, author of the Rome and Boudica series
ISBN: 9781509807222
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 2016
Characteristics: 352 pages

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IrishMoon
Feb 20, 2018

This is a great new series. Mrs. Hudson (Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper) and Mary Watson (Dr. Watson's wife) take on an investigation of their own. It's great to see women utilize their power and match wits with men in this book. Personally, I've come to a point in my life where as there is so much increased violence in our world, I don't care to read graphic descriptions of violent episodes, so I choose to mainly read cozy mysteries. In many ways, I consider this to be a cozy mystery series, so my only caution with the book is that the few violent scenes in the book, were a bit more graphic than I typically choose to read. All in all, I recommend the book and am looking forward to the next one in the series; however, I will plan on reading that one on an evening when I don't need to be up for anything specific the next morning, so I can read it all in one setting, without having descriptive images disrupting my sleep.

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newdog
Feb 19, 2018

Interesting new series. Very Sherlockesk. I highly recommend it!

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