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  • Enjoyable Mystery

    1868 The Holmes family are in town to watch the Oxford-Cambridge boat race when a body is pulled from the water. When Mycroft Holmes is able to identifiy the victim the family are now unfortunately involved in solving the murder of Lord Surminster, who was a university colleague of Mycroft. So Mrs Holmes investigates with the help of her sons much to the annoyance of her husband A well-plotted and entertaining historical mystery with its cast of interesting and likeable characters which are developing over the series. This well-written story can easily be read as a standalone story.

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  • Smart, Witty and Delightful!

    My goodness, what a joy to read this book! You know that excitement you feel upon discovering an author you click with? Well, that happened with me with this book. As a Sherlock Holmes fan I am thrilled to read about Sherlock and Mycroft as young men. The author is incredibly knowledgeable and an expert on the topic so envisioning them in this light is not a stretch. Set at a boat race in 1868 London, the Holmes' sons and their mother (I love her!) are out enjoying the race. But what happens next takes their minds off the race as a dead man is discovered drowned. The morgue scene is marvelously done! Lord Surminster is slightly known to Mycroft and he and his mother and brother become involved. If the death is ruled a suicide his family will lose everything. Not only that but great shame comes with suicide in Victorian England when reputation and appearances are everything. And they only have a week to wade through deep waters to find the truth. That is not the only crime in this book, either. There is plenty of mayhem as well as wit. Lots of secrets. Mrs. Holmes' mind works cleverly and her method of meting out discipline is wonderful. Such fun being privy to the daily lives of the brilliant family, their staff and their characters. Historical Fiction readers, do add this to your list! It is sharp, witty, charming, smart and delightful. The historical details really make it pop. My sincere thank you to Little Elm Press LLC and NetGalley for the privilege of reading an eARC this fabulous book!

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  • Adventure of the Deceased Scholar

    This is a great series. I appreciate how Mrs. Holmes provides a strong and intelligent character. The family dynamics are interesting and fun.

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