Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery

Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery

by Vicki Delany

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Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany

Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are busy managing the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium on Baker Street and adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room in anticipation of the store’s upcoming book signing with the illustrious Renalta Van Markoff, author of the controversial Hudson and Holmes mystery series. But during the author Q&A session, dedicated Sherlockian Donald Morris verbally attacks Renalta and her series for disgracing Sherlock’s legacy, only to be publicly humiliated when the author triumphantly lashes back and gains the upper hand. That is until Renalta collapses on the table—dead.

Donald insists he didn’t do it and pleads to his friends to clear his name. Fortunately, Gemma and Jayne have no shortage of suspects between author’s bullied personal assistant, her frustrated publicist, the hapless publisher, a handsome rare book dealer, an obsessively rabid fan, and a world of other Sherlock enthusiasts with strong objections to Renalta’s depiction of the Great Detective. It’s up to the shrewd sleuthing duo to eliminate the impossible and deduce the truth before the West London police arrest an innocent man in Body on Baker Street , the second Sherlock Homes Bookshop mystery perfect for fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683314615
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Series: Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 138,854
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Vicki Delany is a national bestseller in the US and one of Canada's most prolific and varied crime writers. A former computer programmer and systems analyst, Vicki lives and writes in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. This is her second Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery.

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Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
MIBookLover More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. I’ve read the first book, and enjoyed it, but I don’t think you need to read the first book in order to read this one. Gemma runs the bookshop, while her best friend Jayne runs the tea shop next door. The bookshop hosts Renalta Van Markoff, a much-followed author that had a few quirks. Renalta suddenly dies at the bookshop, and there is a long list of suspects. While she has many fans, she also has a long list of enemies too. Body on Baker Street was very well written, fun mystery and a fast paced who-done-it. I really love the characters Gemma (she’s a strong woman, which is nice to see in a series, while also being a bit socially awkward) and Jayne, and enjoy getting to know them a little better with each book in the series. I’m looking forward to the release of the third book coming out in February. This series is a must read for all cozy fans.
Miccox99 More than 1 year ago
Another visit to the characters of Baker Street! The bookstore has scored an author talk/signing with an extremely popular, albeit rudely eccentric, author when all goes awry! Gemma the bookstore owner/manager puts her Sherlockian brain on the case much to the dismay of the local authorities. Interesting character development with an intriguing plot with just enough twists to bring forth a plethora of possible suspects. Interestingly enough I followed the author down the rabbit hole to her rather indiscreet misdirection thinking the plot would be predictable, alas not so! Kudos for a great, but realistic plot twist! I would suggest amping the Sherlock style thinking the main character has as that was one of the most unique characteristics that made the character so distinct.
momelaine More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Gemma is so observant and therefore a great one to be on your team to solve a crime. Gemma knows Donald did not commit the murder but works to find out who did so Donald can be cleared. The story flows quite smoothly and kept my interest up. I loved the reference to The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, I have been there a time or two. I really was confused by some of Gemma's conclusions in one area but it came out in the end, why she thought that way. Gemma is still on Detective Estrada's bad side but maybe there will be some break through coming. Moriarty still has some explaining to do. I look forward to Gemma's next adventure!
Lynette381 More than 1 year ago
Body on Baker Street by Vicky Delany was a wonderful read. I have read a few other books by her, and I was suitably impressed by this one. I couldn’t put it down once I opened it to read it. I am not as familiar with Sherlock Holmes as I would like to be, but the book did a great job of explaining the little nuances that were mentioned here and there. I enjoyed the camaraderie that was shared between the characters, and I am not sure who I like more – Gemma, who has this amazing knack for knowing things by reading people, or Ashleigh, with her keep you on your toes outfits to fit her every mood. The little bit of romance that was in the book was suitable for the plot, and I guess I will have to go back and read the first one to find out what happened with Gemma and Ryan. As a huge fan of mysteries, this book was right up my alley, and I will definitely be scouting out the rest of Ms. Delany’s other books in the library. I was sent this book for a fair and honest review, and I was very glad that I was chosen to read this one. It was an easy, fast read, and one that I will be passing on to my mom, who gets all of my advanced copies when I am done. Thank you so much!!
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany is the second cozy mystery in A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. Gemma Doyle co-owns (and manages) Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium in West London, Massachusetts. Gemma is surprised when author Renalta Van Markoff wishes to set up a last-minute book signing. The day of the signing the store is packed with fans and things are going smoothly until Donald Morris starts in on Renalta about her portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in her novels. The author counters Donald’s arguments successfully and proceeds with signing books. After taking a drink of water, the author starts gasping and collapses—she is dead. Donald ends up being the prime suspect in the author’s murder when it is discovered he had the means, motive and opportunity. Gemma with Jayne’s assistance sets out to find the killer. One thing not lacking in this case is suspects. Which one of them disliked Renalta enough to do her in? Body on Baker Street is the second book in the series, but it can be read alone. Everything the reader needs to know is included in this story. The mystery was intriguing and I think that many people will be surprised by the killer’s identity. There are good clues that will aid readers in solving the crime (armchair sleuths should have no problem in figuring it out). My rating for Body on Baker Street is 3 out of 5 stars. My main problem with the series is Gemma Doyle. Gemma is a difficult character to like (rude, obnoxious, know-it-all). Gemma’s attitude is off-putting (I am surprised someone has not killed her off). Her way is the right way and she is always right. I especially did not like her mocking the police. I wish the author had made Jayne the main character (and we did not get much of Jayne in Body on Baker Street). Most of the investigation involved Gemma talking to people. I know this is vital to a good investigation, but it can get tedious (and frustrating). Gemma’s rude attitude when talking to people was a turnoff (I could not figure out why anyone answered her questions). I can understand why Moriarty (the shop cat) lashes out at Gemma!
GratefulGrandma 9 days ago
Body on Baker Street by author Vicki Delany is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series. I am enjoying this series and recommend you read the first one to get the back story on these wonderful characters. Gemma Doyle and her Uncle Arthur Doyle own the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop in West London, Massachusetts. Uncle Arthur is travelling as usual, and Gemma is running the bookshop and emporium, as well as assisting in the operation of the adjoining Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room, which they co-own with Gemma's best friend, Jayne. Gemma gets a call from Linda, the assistant to bestselling author Renalta Van Markoff, asking to set up a book signing that weekend. Gemma agrees and quickly set it all up. When Renalta is murdered during her book signing at the shop, and West London resident Donald is arrested, Gemma agrees to help Donald clear his name. There are a lot of suspects, including family members, and Gemma is quite astute in getting information. Having an amazing power of observation and ability to interpret clues she is soon deep into the investigation. Gemma is very well developed and I liked her, even though she can be a bit abrasive. The police in this series contrast each other nicely. There is the seasoned detective who has a certain affection for Gemma and the younger investigator who has a very antagonistic relationship with Gemma. This offers a bit of humour and some insight into Gemma that we don't otherwise see. The story kept me guessing while reading and I changed my suspicions several times while reading. I have to say tht I love the setting, a small town, a bookshop and tea emporium. There are some fun and quirky characters in the story that I enjoy, although they are definitely secondary characters. Overall this is a great perfect cozy story and I look forward to the next in series. I tried to listen to this one on audio, but did not like the narrator at all, so switched to reading it. I would recommend this story to cozy mystery lovers, but unfortunately do not recommend the audio version.
Dollycas 4 months ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are back and again find themselves in the middle of another murder investigation. This time an author, Renalta Van Markoff, comes to the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium for a book signing and dies while signing a book. All eyes fall on the man, Donald Morris, that questioned her about her content during the Q & A Session. He is a huge fan of the original Sherlock Holmes and cannot abide by what she has done with the characters. Gemma knows he has strong beliefs about Holmes but she knows he wouldn’t kill anyone. She again teams up with her friend Jayne for a little sleuthing of their own. Gemma is a unique character, very independent, strong, and super observant. She notices things everyone else seems to miss and she has no trouble at all speaking her mind, not only giving her opinions but pointing out the facts as she sees them. She can be a little much at first but readers quickly realize how much like Sherlock Holmes she really is. Jayne is the perfect Watson to her Sherlock and together they make a wonderful team. The new cast for this story was very well fleshed out. The larger than life Renalta Van Markoff, her mousey personal assistant, Linda, and her protective publicist all come to life quickly in these pages. The bookshop the author has created for Gemma is fantastic and it is described in great detail making it very easy to imagine in my mind. I love that is has a tea room connected. It is the perfect place to pick up a book and venture next door to read while enjoying a pot of tea. The mystery was very well plotted and written but I had an alternate theory pop into my head almost immediately after the victim died and that theory was never realized in the story which surprised me. Instead, there was a clear set of suspects that emerged and there were several twists and turns before the actual killer was revealed. Once I let my theory go I narrowed down my suspects and figured out whodunit right before Gemma. But I was wrong about the motive It was a fun mystery to read and follow along with Gemma. I will say Gemma is like a dog with a bone when she sets her mind on something. She puts herself into dicey situations because of that. I love Gemma and Jayne and am Sherlock Holmes fan so this story/series really shines for me. I don’t think you can go wrong with any book by this author. She is a great storyteller who does her research to bring her readers fabulous stories. This one is no exception.
ekehlet More than 1 year ago
What’s not to love about this series – a Sherlock Holmes themed bookstore, a tea shop, and murder! Gemma and Jayne return for another adventure in this second installment of this wonderful series. Gemma is just as boisterous as always, but Jayne keeps her in check as they try to discover who really killed Renalta Van Markoff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well developed characters and twisting plot... throughly enjoyable.
Chewie_the_Mouse More than 1 year ago
Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany is an excellent second installment in a thoroughly enjoyable cozy mystery series. It has all the elements of a good cozy: a likeable protagonist, a fun and quirky best friend, pets, a handsome member of law enforcement, a rival love interest, and, of course, a murder to solve. Our main character, Gemma Doyle, runs a Sherlock Holmes-themed bookshop. Like the great detective, Gemma is also incredibly observant and detail-oriented, which makes her quite competent at investigating when a series of events leaves a renowned visiting author dead and one of her friends accused of the crime. The story flows well, with plenty of clues for the reader to unravel alongside Gemma. Some readers dislike Gemma because she is a very direct person, and can come across as superior and rude. However, I'm willing to forgive her social eccentricities to enjoy her incredibly detail-oriented mind. I very much enjoyed the first two books in this series, and am eagerly awaiting Gemma's next adventure!
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
Gemma has definitely toned down, or become more aware of her biggest fault--seeming like an observant know it all. I liked how the bookstore managed to snag a big time author of a Sherlock Holmes pastiche series, and how an unlikable character is the murder victim. The mystery was littered with red herrings--stolen ideas or manuscripts would certainly be something to kill over, along with stalkers, enthusiastic fans and under appreciated assistants.
ethel55 More than 1 year ago
Gemma has definitely toned down, or become more aware of her biggest fault--seeming like an observant know it all. I liked how the bookstore managed to snag a big time author of a Sherlock Holmes pastiche series, and how an unlikable character is the murder victim. The mystery was littered with red herrings--stolen ideas or manuscripts would certainly be something to kill over, along with stalkers, enthusiastic fans and under appreciated assistants.
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
Body on Baker Street by author Vicki Delany is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series. This cozy mystery was so well-written that I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it - not something I do very often! Gemma Doyle and her Uncle Arthur Doyle (possibly related to the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) own the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop in West London, Massachusetts. Whilst Uncle Arthur is travelling down the East Coast in his vintage Triumph, Gemma is left at home running the bookshop and emporium, as well as their half interest in the adjoining Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room (which they co-own with Gemma's best friend, Jayne). Celebrated bestselling author Renalta Van Markoff (love the name!!!) is unfortunately murdered during her book signing at the shop, and West London resident and dedicated Sherlockian Donald is arrested for the crime. It's up to Gemma, once again, to discover the murderer and clear Donald's name. I really liked the first book in this series - Elementary, She Read, but I think that I enjoyed this follow up even more. It was very well-written, fast-paced, suspenseful, and as I mentioned it kept me up reading until the wee hours of the morning. Very highly recommend this book, and I'm looking forward to future installments in this series. Nicely done, Ms. Delany! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the premise. First time I have read the authors in this world. Will read more of Them!
Jani8 More than 1 year ago
What a fun book this is! Gemma Doyle, possibly an ancestor of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is co-owner of The Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium along with her Great Uncle Arthur. The adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room is where her best friend, Jayne Wilson (part owner with the Doyles,) is the chief cook, pastry and bread maker. What’s interesting about Gemma is she deduces things very quickly like the fictional Sherlock and has about the same tact which lands her in a lot of trouble. In this case the assistant of a wildly popular writer who does a takeoff on the Sherlock Holmes characters calls to ask if she could have her there for a signing the next day. Gemma can’t believe her good luck! Then things start to go south, so to speak. It’s a lot of fun finding out the secrets of a lot of the writer’s entourage. Some I would never have guessed. There is some violence, though not too grisly. There is some romance but nothing too explicit. And there is just the right amount of comedy. All in all it is a well written book about people we are starting to care about.
Missisue4 More than 1 year ago
One of the best things about reading books in a series is the familiarity of the story. In the first book you get to know the town and the people and what goes on in the town and with the people. When you pick up any book in the series after the initial book, it is like you are going back home for a visit. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany is the second book in her Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series and as soon as I started to read it, I felt like I was home. The series is set in West London Massachusetts, a summer tourist town and the main focus is the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium and Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room. The businesses are attached allowing access between the two through sliding glass doors. Gemma and her great uncle Arthur own the bookstore and half of the Tea Room. Gemma's best friend Jayne owns the other half of the Tea Room. Gemma is a unique person in that she notices EVERYTHING and can remember EVERYTHING. She is very observant....to the point where it can drive people crazy. But it can also be very helpful, especially when someone is murdered and the crime scene is right in front of her. Unfortunately the police aren't very appreciateive of her insights. You will get a kick out at Gemma's ability and the way she explains it to people. You will also love Jayne who is just your average baking enthusiastic, always there for her friends friend. And Ashley who works in the bookstore is a HOOT with her ever changing outfits....you will want to own her wardrobe by the end of the book. Delany's ability to open the reader's mind so that you can see the town and the people is spot on !! Just the simple paragraph describing Gemma's walk home from the shop is as if you are watching the scene on a screen right in front of you. If you want to not only get lost in a book but have a place that you can revisit and fall right into the story, I highly encourage you to check out this series and this author. The first book, Elementary, She Read sets the stage and gets you to fall in love with West London and all it has to offer. I personally cannot wait to go back !!!
CozyUpWithKathy More than 1 year ago
a cozy version of Sherlock Holmes BODY ON BAKER STREET by Vicki Delany The Second Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Gemma Doyle is about to tell a hapless personal assistant that the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium couldn't possible host a book signing on such short notice, until she discovers the author is none other than Renalta Van Markoff. This bestselling author has been taking the world by storm with her controversial version of Sherlock Holmes stories and Gemma agrees to host the signing. Upon meeting her, however, Gemma glimpses a nasty side to the woman, although fans are oblivious. After her brief talk, Renalta starts to sign books, but after a gulp of water she collapses-and Gemma smells murder, literally. Who could have done the deed? The mousy and put upon PA, the smarmy publicist, the stalker fan? Surely it couldn't be Donald, the local Holmes scholar, even if he did threaten the author...could it? Vicki Delany gives us a glimpse of the publishing world in BODY ON BAKER STREET. We see the lives of an author, publicist, and publisher and how they intersect, intertwine, work together, and be at odds. Expectations of a bookseller are also shown as Gemma deals with a famous author and her fans...and detractors. The characters here are unique and well developed, with motivation beyond the page. A smart, perhaps too smart, protagonist lacking in most of the social graces still manages to get readers to not only appreciate her, but like her as well. We even see some vulnerability in her. I really enjoy this series, a cozy version of Sherlock Holmes that provides interesting characters and a deftly written mystery. FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
After only two books, I am totally in love with this series. I love Gemma, Jayne, Uncle Arthur, Ryan, Grant, and so many other folks around town--and let's not forget Moriarity, the bookshop cat! This time around, a famous mystery author is poisoned in the bookshop during an appearance/book signing. There are plenty of suspects, from people who are angry about her interpretation of the Holmes story to people who could profit from her death to people who imitate and stalk her. When a person in town becomes the number one suspect and asks for Gemma's help to prove their innocence, things begin to heat up for Gemma. Will she solve the case in time to keep the suspect out of jail and herself out of danger? The author does a marvelous job with these stories. The village and the people who live there seem to come to life on the page, and the reader will begin to care about virtually everyone. The mystery is well done also, surprising you at various times. I wasn't sure who the murderer was until the last minute. Already looking forward to book #3, The Cat of the Baskervilles.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
A fun series set in a quaint New England town that has just of bit of Britain in it. I loved the concept of Tea Room and Book Shop. Gemma of the book shop and Jayne of the tea room are besties that work together and sleuth together as needed. When a controversial author ends up dying in the bookstore their frient and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast becomes the prime suspect Gemma and Janyne have to step up and figure out who dun it. In a good 'ole fast paced keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure which of the many suspects could be the one Body On Baker Street provides an entertaining read. Whether your a Sherlock Holmes fan or not you'll enjoy this cozy mystery. I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
A fun series set in a quaint New England town that has just of bit of Britain in it. I loved the concept of Tea Room and Book Shop. Gemma of the book shop and Jayne of the tea room are besties that work together and sleuth together as needed. When a controversial author ends up dying in the bookstore their frient and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast becomes the prime suspect Gemma and Janyne have to step up and figure out who dun it. In a good 'ole fast paced keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure which of the many suspects could be the one Body On Baker Street provides an entertaining read. Whether your a Sherlock Holmes fan or not you'll enjoy this cozy mystery. I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours.
BookloverUT More than 1 year ago
Gemma Doyle and her best friend, Jayne Wilson manage the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium and the adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room. They’re getting ready for the book signing of Renalta Van Markoff. She is the author of the controversial Hudson and Holmes mystery series, which grates against everything that noted Sherlockian Donald Morris believes. When he confronts the author during the Q&A session, she lashes back and humiliates him. The next moment, the author takes a drink and drops dead. Once the police get involved, Donald insists that he didn’t have anything to do with her death. He asks Gemma and Jayne if they could help them find the true killer. A fantastic cozy mystery! I loved how Gemma, who had great observation and deductive skills, had problems dealing with people. It made her seem more human and less perfect. I loved the great variety of suspects, from the timid and shy personal assistant to the dashing and handsome publicist. It made finding out whodunit difficult until Gemma revealed the culprit in the end. Lastly, the food and tea that was described in the book made me crave for sugary treats, cucumber sandwiches, and cream tea. An advanced readers copy was received in exchange for an honest review.
CozyMysteryLover1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Gemma is a fun main character and this story was well written and very enjoyable. Renalta Van Markoff is a mystery writer who suddenly decides a trip to Cape Cod is needed and a book signing at the local book store is a must. The famous author pens a series that puts well known Sherlock Holmes in a bad light. While not everyone appreciates her writing there are others that are obsessed with her. When tempers flare during a sudden outburst at the book signing, things go from bad to worse when the author collapses. Did Renalta Van Markoff collapse due to over exertion or is she a victim of foul play. This story was very good and I look forward to reading more in the series. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
The game is afoot! Originally part of a quote from a play be Shakespeare, these words have a positive, if at times gleeful, meaning to followers of Sherlock Holmes. It also has meaning to some of Gemma’s customers at the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. Vicki Delany packs a punch in another delightfully intellectual, logical mystery that doesn’t fail to baffle armchair Sherlocks, demonstrating her talent for combining mystery, humor, and suspense while celebrating the friendships of women. Gemma was startled to be asked if Renalta Van Markoff, a best-selling author, could have a book signing at her shop with a scant two-day notice. Renalta writes novels about Sherlock Holmes and his landlady, Mrs. Hudson in a light that Doyle certainly did not ever intend. Women loved them. True Sherlockians did not, and wanted the series ended. Including Donald, the local Holmes scholar, who threatened to get Renalta to end the series. Renalta and her entourage of her personal assistant, Linda, and her publicist Kevin, arrived at the appointed time. Many, many books awaited her autograph and there was standing room only in the bookshop and the adjacent Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room. Renalta finished her speech, and Donald made what sounded to many to be a threat. Renalta opened her third bottle of a specially-requested bottle of water, took a huge swig – and collapsed. Within a short time, she was dead. Donald’s threat came back to haunt him quickly. Gemma, who had unsealed the special bottles of water before the signing for Renalta, had a possible opportunity, also. The unsealed bottles had been left untended several minutes before Renalta’s talk began. Donald asks Gemma to please clear his name, so Gemma is on the trail of another killer. I like the assorted characters in this series! Gemma is secretly a romantic, but her intelligence most often shows her as pragmatic and a bit too straightforward and tactless. The eclectic group of people who are closely in Gemma’s life share various things: Jayne, best friend and romantic, gives her mothering when needed and sometimes is Ethel to Gemma’s Lucy, Grant shares friendship and as a fellow bookseller and would-be suitor, Ryan…continues to give mixed signals. Moriarty, the shop cat, adores almost everyone except Gemma, so going home to sweet pawsonality pup, Violet, is a wonderful treat. The people specific to this mystery, Renalta, Linda, Kevin, Robert, Paige, and Nancy, bring their own dimension of eccentric to the mix. This is a very well-written, challenging mystery. Each plot twist provides a change to the number of suspects – either adding or eliminating them. The clues are masterfully placed to continually challenge Gemma and the reader. While I sometimes shake my head at Gemma’s determination to follow the clues in spite of the risks, I do admire her loyalty to her friends and desire for justice to be done. I did figure out who the culprit is, but didn’t have the right motive so there were still surprises. A couple plot twists almost changed my mind as the new clues presented were so compelling! What a great mystery! I highly recommend Vicki Delany’s newest offering in her Sherlock Holmes Mystery series. Well worth the read! From a grateful heart: I received this eBook from the publisher and NetGalley, and this is my honest review.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Body on Baker Street - A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Book 2 Author: Vickie Delany Publisher: Crooked Lane Book Published: 9-12-2017 Pages: Suspense Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Cozy Mystery ISBN: 0781683312994 ASIN: B06XW3K7F5 Reviewed For NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are busy managing the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium on Baker Street and adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room in anticipation of the store’s upcoming book signing with the illustrious Renalta Van Markoff, author of the controversial Hudson and Holmes mystery series. But during the author Q&A session, dedicated Sherlockian Donald Morris verbally attacks Renalta and her series for disgracing Sherlock’s legacy, only to be publicly humiliated when the author triumphantly lashes back and gains the upper hand. That is until Renalta collapses on the table―dead. Donald insists he didn’t do it and pleads to his friends to clear his name. Fortunately, Gemma and Jayne have no shortage of suspects between author’s bullied personal assistant, her frustrated publicist, the hapless publisher, a handsome rare book dealer, an obsessively rabid fan, and a world of other Sherlock enthusiasts with strong objections to Renalta’s depiction of the Great Detective. It’s up to the shrewd sleuthing duo to eliminate the impossible and deduce the truth before the West London police arrest an innocent man in Body on Baker Street, the second Sherlock Homes Bookshop mystery perfect for fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle. Gemma & Jayne makes thinks of others, who like myself who loves books, the way they smell, the way they feel to the touch and how much I enjoy their weight in my hand. They seems so real. Vicki Delany has used words to bring the bookshop and other scenes to life. Body on Baker Street is a fast fun read. My rating of "Body on Baker Street - A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Book 2" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.