Tuesday, March 21, 2017

**Giveaway**Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany **Review**



Elementary She Read

by Vicki Delany
Read the first chapter here.
by Vicki Delany
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (March 14, 2017)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683310969
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.

REVIEW:
When I first read the blurb I had to read this. I love that the setting is in a bookstore. Everything seems fine and fun with sharing the space with her friend who set up a tea shop. Among the books of Sherlock Holmes and other memorabilia, Gemma finds an magazine that is valuable sort of hidden and she didn't put it there. So she sets out to find whomever put this precious magazine within her bookstore. When she does finally find the woman....she's dead. The story was cozy before, then add on the element of mystery, then add on the element of murder mystery! This was such a cool and cozy read. The author created such a fun backdrop and Gemma is such a character! Once you get into this story, you want to continue turning the page to find out why this woman hid the magazine, in her shop no less, and why was she murdered?! If you love cozy mysteries, you'll love this!

 

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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