Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde

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by Gemma Halliday, Kelly Rey
     
 

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From New York Times, USA Today and #1 Kindle bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey, comes a new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes...

Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford

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From New York Times, USA Today and #1 Kindle bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey, comes a new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes...

Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford University coffee bar, crashing various courses and lectures, and dodging the rent collector at her crummy apartment. But when Marty suddenly finds out that a long-lost aunt has left her a Victorian home at 221 Baker Street in the heart of San Francisco, she's hopeful her luck is about to turn around! Okay, so the Victorian is run down and probably in need of more repairs than Marty could ever afford, but at least it's a link to family. However when Marty starts sifting through the contents of the dilapidated home, she realizes her aunt's death may not have been natural...and might have been a case of murder! Taking her suspicions to the grumpy Detective Lastrade and the uber-hot medical examiner, Dr. John Watson, only gets her a pair of doors slammed in her face. But Marty and Irene don't give up that easily. Instead, they invent fictitious private investigator, Sherlock Holmes, to open those doors for them! Between Marty's eclectic class-crashing knowledge and Irene's tech know-how, "Sherlock Holmes" investigates an over-the-hill yoga teacher, mob shops in Chinatown, pot dispensaries in the East Bay, and a slew of suspicious characters. But when the killer returns-this time with Marty in sight!-even the great Holmes may not be able to save her...at least not without a little help from the girls.

What critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books:

"A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible."
-Chicago Tribune

"Stylish...nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!"
-Publishers' Weekly, starred review

"Smart, funny and snappy...the perfect beach read!"
-Fresh Fiction

"A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!"
-Romance Reviews Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781534833432
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/26/2016
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
267,180

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Meet the Author

Gemma Halliday is the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Kindle bestselling author of several mystery series for both adults and young adults. Her books have won numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader's Choice awards and three RITA nominations.

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From her first discovery of Nancy Drew, Kelly Rey has had a lifelong love for mystery and tales of things that go bump in the night, especially those with a twist of humor. Through many years of working in the court reporting and closed captioning fields, writing has remained a constant. If she's not in front of a keyboard, she can be found reading, working out or avoiding housework. She's a member of Sisters in Crime and lives in the Northeast with her husband and a menagerie of very spoiled pets.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 20 days ago
This book was so entertaining that I honestly couldn't put it down!! I was sad when it ended, but can't wait for the next installment!
Anonymous 19 hours ago
No. Just...just no. Negative infinity times the twelfth dimension stars.
LGHudson 13 days ago
GREAT START TO A NEW SERIES! This is definitely not the Sherlock Holmes that comes to mind just at the mention of the famous name. In fact, this Sherlock Holmes is a HER & not a HIM. Also, while this Sherlock definitely does not work for Scotland Yard, she is pretty clever at analyzing clues and has a working knowledge of many uncommon things due to her unusual background. This Sherlock is really Martha (Marty) Hudson, her best friend is Irene Adler, the ME is Dr. Watson and their are many, many supporting characters. One main character is Marty's deceased Aunt Kate who brings everyone together. At first glance, Kate appears to have been a lonely, grouchy, complaining woman who as an extreme hoarder. As the story develops, it is revealed she has quite a past and there could have been a huge scandal back in the day. This is a nice mystery as there are many plausible suspects who wanted to see Kate dead and who had access to certain items that were eventually found as part of evidence.
Tangen 17 days ago
If you're looking for Cumberbatch, forget it. If you expect every detail not related to the case to be covered, skip that. If you're looking for a sappy romance, not happening. If you want a good, suspenseful mystery to solve with lots of clues and plot twists, you'll love this book as much as I did! Sherlock is invisible here in San Francisco. Dr. John Watson is the ME, Detective Lestrade is a grump, Irene Adler is a manic genius, and Ms Hudson has the memory of a high speed computer but no money. The investigation is excellently done. The puns and the verbal and situational humor are real coffee snorters! Can't wait for more in this new series!
Cece56 20 days ago
First, I want to say I love this new series. The characters in it are fun, quirky and interesting. I think it is a hit! Martha Hudson could not afford to go to college. She worked at the coffee shop on campus and she would sneak into lectures occasionally. She was listing to a lecture on forensic pathology when she got a text that she was late for work again. While she was working, her best friend, Irene Alder, came in. Irene talked for awhile and left. Marty headed to her apartment which was in a depressing building with an interesting cast of senior citizens. 2B scared her while she was unlocking her door. When she turned around, Ed was leering at her and wanted to take her out for a Big Mac. She declined and escaped to her apartment. Right after she walked in the phone rang and it was a lawyer telling her she had inherited a house from her Great Aunt Kate. She didn't even know she had an Aunt Kate. Her Father's side of the family was as much a mystery as he was. She could not wait to see the house and find out more about her aunt. Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey have created a funny, interesting and fast moving mystery. I loved all the people and the incorporation of Sherlock Holmes in the book. It was an interesting and fun book to read! I am really looking forward to the next Marty Hudson book!
singneon 20 days ago
Sherlock Holmes at his finest? Maybe, maybe not but it truly is at his funniest. I had a ball laughing (out loud, for real) at Marty & Irene as they investigate the “natural causes” death of Marty’s aunt Katie. Irene is rich & the brains or rather computer savvy part of the team and Marty is not so rich & the brains of the forensic part of the team. Together they come up with hilarious ideas to discover the truth, the yoga class scene being one of my favorites…I still chuckle just thinking about that one. In spite of the humor, this is serious PI business and the girls are determined and willing to by any means necessary solve this closed case.