by Sherry Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock #2
Narrator: Kate Reading
Length: 10 hours and 28 minutes
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery
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Being shunned by Society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she’s had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she’s not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office.
Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte’s dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous. Matters of loyalty and discretion aside, the case becomes even more personal for Charlotte as the missing man is none other than Myron Finch, her illegitimate half brother.
In the meanwhile, Charlotte wrestles with a surprising proposal of marriage, a mysterious stranger woos her sister Livia, and an unidentified body that surfaces where least expected. Charlotte’s investigative prowess is challenged as never before: Can she find her brother in time—or will he, too, end up as a nameless corpse somewhere in the belly of London
Sherry Thomas delivers another atmospheric and suspenseful tale! Charlotte investigates the case of a missing man with familiar ties, an unidentified body, a possible poisoning and more in A Conspiracy in Belgravia. Once again, I listened and urge you to grab this fabulous and refreshing series.
Caffeinated Reasons to add A Conspiracy in Belgravia to your Bookshelf
- Charlotte Holmes is brilliant and a character you won’t be able to resist. Refusing to accept her place in society, she resides with Mrs. Watson and poses as the niece of Sherlock Holmes, famous detective who solves crimes and solve mysteries. I wish I was a resident on Baker Street and could join them for tea and biscuits or perhaps berries and cream?
- Fans of Sherlock Holmes that like to explore retellings, will enjoy the gender bender and originality of the tales as Thomas brings both familiar characters and twists. While Charlotte’s mannerism are familiar to Holmes, readers and listeners will delight in the execution and personal touches Thomas has brought to these characters.
- Charlotte is presented with several seemly unrelated cases. Some feel very personal, and hit close to home with familiar ties. However, her mind approached all of then analytically. I became completely caught up in the interviews, clues, red herrings and more.
- I had an equally engaging time watching the friendship between Holmes and Watson continue. Watson is a strong secondary character who adds humor, presents questions and the perfect companion for Charlotte.
- There is a romantic thread, if Charlotte were to consider it. A second possible love interest is introduced that comes with an intriguing proposal. I know who I am rooting for and I suspect Charlotte does too. I loved her analytical approach to intimacy, romance and marriage.
- Kate Reading narrates the series and has become the voice of Charlotte Holmes. She offers an array of voices and accents allowing each characters personality to shine through. I cannot imagine the series without her.
- Sherry Thomas skillfully creates mystery and suspense while delivering an entirely new way for me to fall in love with these familiar characters.
While each of the books in this series have cases that are solved within, there is an overall arc, character connections and as this tale left questions dangling I recommend the books be read or listened to in the order of their release.With Charlotte Holmes on the case things are about to get interesting in A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas #iloveaudiobooks #mystery #LadySherlock Click To Tweet
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