From #1 Kindle & New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey comes a story about Sherlock Holmes, two savvy female detectives, and one chance to catch a killer and the hot Dr. Watson at the same time…
If there's one thing Martha "Marty" Hudson can't say no to, it's her best friend Irene Adler. So when Irene's little white lie about a fake detective named Sherlock Holmes turns into a real case from an actual paying client, Marty is all in. But their simple missing person case takes a deadly turn when the missing "person" ends up being a missing corpse. Rebecca Lowery was an opera singer in life and, according to her sister, who hires the famous detective to find her, a diva with capital D. When her body goes missing after a supposedly accidental fall, Marty & Irene can think of several people who might want the diva to disappear permanently—especially if her missing body is actually hiding evidence of her murder. Is it the boyfriend with a temper and a shady record, the jealous understudy who's now stealing the show, the creepy undertaker with possible ties to the underworld, or the estranged sister herself who now inherits everything? Marty and Irene aim to find out, even while trying to keep cool around the hot ME, Dr. Watson, and dodging questions from the Irregulars blogger, Wiggins, about the mysterious man behind the name Sherlock Holmes. Will the ladies be able to pull this one off? Or are they in over their heads…and possibly about to take their own final bows?
The Marty Hudson Mysteries:
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde – book #1
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva – book #2
What critics are saying about The Marty Hudson Mysteries:
"This is a terrific new series featuring modern updated Sherlock Holmes characters. I've been looking forward to reading this book as a fan of Sherlock Holmes and I was not disappointed."
—A Cozy BookNook
"One of the most anticipated of the fall releases happens to be one of THE BEST of the fall releases! Halliday and Rey have joined forces to create a SUPERLATIVE new cozy mystery series that will leave readers clamoring for more."
—Blogcritics, Diane Morasco
"This well-written book is loaded with fantastic, lovable characters. Marty's story is full of humor, mystery and suspense."
About the Author
Gemma Halliday is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the High Heels Mysteries, the Hollywood Headlines Mysteries, the Jamie Bond Mysteries, the Tahoe Tessie Mysteries, the Marty Hudson Mysteries, and several other works. Gemma's books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader's Choice awards, a RONE award, and three RITA nominations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her boyfriend, Jackson Stein, who writes vampire thrillers, and their four children, who are adorably distracting on a daily basis.
From her first discovery of Nancy Drew, Kelly 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I absolutely adored this humorous cozy mystery!!! Marty and Irene are still in business after their first foray in the private detective business, even if their boss, Sherlock Holmes, doesn’t really exist. This new case isn’t your normal run of the mill case...this one involves a missing body. It should be pretty simple, but it turns out to be anything but that. In fact, it takes a deadly turn with secrets someone would kill to keep hidden. Oh my goodness, I just love Marty and Irene. Both are very smart, resourceful women, but it is more luck than skill, although they are learning, that helps them solve their cases. There are a lot of suspects in this particular case. Rebecca Lowery, the missing corpse, was an opera diva. Her understudy doesn’t seem really broken up about her death. Then, there is the head of the opera company, the creepy undertaker, or a boyfriend with a bad temper. The mystery kept me guessing. There were twists and turns within each chapter of the book. I loved the secondary characters, especially Dr. Watson. He and Marty definitely have chemistry!!! I thought the authors also did a great job of interjecting their humor throughout the book as well! The mystery, the light romance, the characters, and the funny moments blended together quite nicely to make this a great little read!!!