by Sherry Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock #4
Narrator: Kate Reading
Length: 10 hours and 17 minutes
Genres: Historical, Mystery
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As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas.
But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure.
Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton—everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake...
The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas is the fourth book in the Lady Sherlock series and once again I listened to the delightful narration by Kate Reading. Thomas took us on quite the adventure as Charlotte Holmes and her motley crew of friends attempt to pull off a heist!
Last year I devoured the first three audiobooks and was delighted to listen to The Art of Theft. This delivered a different flair, although it still had some mystery and required cunning skills, disguises and observation.
Mrs. Watson accepts an case from a old lover whom she feels some guilt over leaving. This particular case involves recovering or should I say stealing a priceless artifact for the Dowager Maharani of Ajmer.
Ash, Livie, and Mr. Marbleton accompany them to France. What an adventure! They needed access to an impenetrable chateau, from invitations to jobs. Carefully laid out plans must be made. It was clever, with plenty of twists and anxious moments. Of course, Sherlock had questions that needed to be answered. All of this kept me listening.
Now as for the romance… between one Lord Ingram and our Lady Charlotte..Eep! So many developments from maids to moments that made my heart flutter or had me stopping my foot. It was all rather delightful, but I still suggest locking them in a closet for a spell.
Kate Reading is such a delight as the narrator for this series. She brings these characters and their personalities to life. I giggled aloud and becoming quite caught up in the thick of it all. She even enhanced secondary characters through tones and mannerisms.
The Art of Theft delivered and now I am left waiting for the next audiobook in this delightful series. Fans of Sherlock Holmes and historical mysteries will find these stories and characters entertaining.
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Laura @ Library of Clean Reads
Great review! This series sounds so entertaining. I’ll have to check it out. And I like Kate Reading’s narration too so it must be a delightful listen.
This was a good one. Your reviews are one of the reasons I started this series. Thanks!!
I read one book in this series and liked it. This sounds like a good one.. ?
Even though this one felt a little different from the others, I am glad that this one was one you could enjoy once again! It sounds like the romance was a good chunk to this one and I love that it took you through a range of emotions from swooning to frustration!
What an interesting concept and take on the story!! A female Sherlock and her merry band of misfits… Hope the wait til the next audio book isn’t too long for you 🙂
I saw Kindlemom’s review of this too looks like I’ll have to search this series out thanks to you two 🙂
I really love this series!! Its so refreshing and unique!
This one sounds delightful. I’ll look out for the audiobooks…
Jenea's Book Obsession
I like the sounds of the mystery and the romance too!
LOL, I was right there with you experiencing all those feelings for this one, too. One of these days I’ll try it on audio.
I only read book 1 but I should try more
The romance. They are breaking my heart. But I am loving the series and how very clever it all is.
Anne – Books of My Heart
locking them in a closet….LOL i have been meaning to read some of this series. sounds delightful and i will get to it
Adding the series to my list. It sounds delightful.
Nick @ The Infinite Limits of Love
“I still suggest locking them in a closet for a spell.”
LOL! AGREED! These two need to work it out so they can spare me the pain and angst. I saw Thomas mentioned somewhere she’s hoping for 10 or so books in the series which probably means more romantic torture! I’m here for it though!
They definitely need to be locked in a closet for a spell. After the last book, the romance was sort of a disappointment in this one but you’re right, there were still some great moments and some tension for sure. Glad you liked this so much!
oh I hope she gets the mystery solved before she gets caught! It’s so exciting when there’s a smaller time frame