Monday, September 4, 2017

Review: Body on Baker Street (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #2) by Vicki Delany

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2994 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (Sept. 12 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XW3K7F5
Book Description

Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are busy managing the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium on Baker Street and adjoining Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room in anticipation of the store's upcoming book signing with the illustrious Renalta Van Markoff, author of the controversial Hudson and Holmes mystery series. But during the author Q&A session, dedicated Sherlockian Donald Morris verbally attacks Renalta and her series for disgracing Sherlock's legacy, only to be publicly humiliated when the author triumphantly lashes back and gains the upper hand. That is until Renalta collapses on the table--dead. Donald insists he didn't do it and pleads to his friends to clear his name. Fortunately, Gemma and Jayne have no shortage of suspects between author's bullied personal assistant, her frustrated publicist, the hapless publisher, a handsome rare book dealer, an obsessively rabid fan, and a world of other Sherlock enthusiasts with strong objections to Renalta's depiction of the Great Detective. It's up to the shrewd sleuthing duo to eliminate the impossible and deduce the truth before the West London police arrest an innocent man in Body on Baker Street, the second Sherlock Homes Bookshop mystery perfect for fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle.

About the Author

 “It’s a crime not to read Delany,” so says the London Free Press.

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most varied and prolific crime writers.

She is the author of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series from Crooked Lane and the Year Round Christmas series from Penguin. Under the pen name of Eva Gates she writes the Lighthouse Library Series.
Visit Vicki at ,, and twitter: @vickidelany

She blogs about the writing life at One Woman Crime Wave (

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My Review

 The book,  Body on Baker Street is the second Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany. I read the first book in the series,  Elementary She Reads, and was impressed with the writing and the story. Body on Baker Street is an excellent follow up to the first book in the series.

Before discovering this series, I did not really realize how popular Sherlock Holmes is and that he has quite the following.  I like the concept of the stories revolving around a book shop that is dedicated to one author. The New England setting of New London is perfect.

I was surprised by the ending which is always a plus for me. Lots of suspects and clues! Vicki Delany is a terrific writer. I have always enjoyed her books, particularly the Constable Molly Smith series set in British Columbia.

Highly recommend Body on Baker Street.

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