Elementary She Read
by Vicki Delany
I really enjoyed about the book is the continuing references not only to the original Doyle stories but to several of the adaptations and pastiches through the years…
~The Bookwyrm’s Hoard
A great escape read featuring best friends who will do whatever it takes for each other.
I found the read to be quick, fun and engaging. I highly recommend this to readers who enjoy Sherlock Holmes mysteries, enjoy attention to detail and like cozy mysteries.
~Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf
The comparisons between Elementary, She Read, and Holmesian lore are many, varied, and each one is like a little gift to unwrap and enjoy.
I’ve already fallen in love with the town of West London and its inhabitants. Gemma, Jayne, Ryan, Louise, and the rest are all well-developed, complex characters …
The mystery is intriguing and the characters are engaging. I’m ready for the next book!
~Reading Is My SuperPower
A strong cast of characters with an eye for solving the case and a great story that will keep you engaged until the end.
~Shelley’s Book Case
What a great find for a Sherlock Holmes fan!
~The Book’s the Thing
This cozy mystery is going to please many Sherlock fans. The entire time I was reading this book, I felt like one if not all the televised Sherlocks were visiting my mind.
If you’re already a Sherlock Holmes aficionado this book will make you happier than a chocoholic in a Godiva factory; if you’re not, you will be by the time you finish reading.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows!
It was well written and the plot was excellent. Again, I was totally surprised by the ending of this book and who the killer was.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Elementary, She Read is a great start to a new series by author Vicki Delany. Full of quirky characters, red herrings, and twists and turns, the reader is kept fully engaged and sitting on the edge of their seat.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Elementary She Read is a thoroughly entertaining read that I devoured quickly and easily…
~CAROLE’S BOOK CORNER
This was such a cool and cozy read. The author created such a fun backdrop and Gemma is such a character!
~Rainy Day Reviews
The first book in a new series always has a lot of expectations. Introduce the characters and make them engaging, give readers a great setting and a top-notch mystery too. Well Vicki Delany has done that and more with this book. She has exceeded all my expectations by far. She has given me a paradise worthy escape! You don’t want to miss this story!
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
ELEMENTARY, SHE READ is a finely crafted mystery imbued with the spirit of Sherlock Holmes.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
This is the perfect book to curl up with if you like fun characters, the perfect setting, and a wonderfully woven cozy mystery.
Elementary She Read was a charming who-dunnit with delightful characters and a well-written storyline.
This book was a great read that I found all too enjoyable. A wonderful debut to a series that I hope continues to for a long time to come.
~Girl Lost in a Book
Read the first chapter here.
Elementary, She Read: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
by Vicki Delany
1st in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (March 14, 2017)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Kindle ASIN: B01MT6H7O1
Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, has returned to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. The shop–located at 222 Baker Street–specializes in the Holmes canon and pastiche, and is also the home of Moriarty the cat. When Gemma finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Homes story hidden in the bookshop, she and her friend Jayne (who runs the adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room) set off to find the owner, only to stumble upon a dead body.
The highly perceptive Gemma is the police’s first suspect, so she puts her consummate powers of deduction to work to clear her name, investigating a handsome rare books expert, the dead woman’s suspiciously unmoved son, and a whole family of greedy characters desperate to cash in on their inheritance. But when Gemma and Jayne accidentally place themselves at a second murder scene, it’s a race to uncover the truth before the detectives lock them up for good.
Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers. She is the author of twenty-three published crime novels, including standalone Gothic thrillers, the Constable Molly Smith series, and the Year Round Christmas Mysteries. Under the pen name of Eva Gates she is the national bestselling author of the Lighthouse Library cozy series.
The first in Vicki’s Sherlock Holmes bookshop series, Elementary She Read, will be released in March 2017 from Crooked Lane Books.
Vicki lives and writes in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada.
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