Book Notes-A Three Book Problem

Book Seven in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery Series

A Three Book Problem
A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
by Vicki Delany

Prominent Sherlockian David Masterson has rented Suffolk Gardens House, a 20th century replica of an English country home in West London, Massachusetts, for a weekend of all things Sherlock. He’s hired Gemma Doyle, co-owner with her Uncle Arthur of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, and her best friend Jayne Wilson to prepare and serve meals, snacks, and drinks during the weekend. In reality, Jayne Wilson, head baker, part owner and manager of Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room is preparing all the food, while Gemma, Ryan Ashburton (Gemma’s significant other) are kitchen staff for the weekend.
As Gemma moves among the guests serving food and drinks, she realizes the guests aren’t all there to celebrate Sherlock. In fact, most of them don’t have much in common at all. As the evening continues, Gemma picks up on a layer of hostility simmering between some of the guests. The next day the hostility turns to murder. Ryan ditches his role as kitchen staff and assumes his real life role as lead detective with the West London police department and Gemma finds herself involved in another murder investigation. But a mistake on Gemma’s part may allow someone to get away with murder.

I’ve really grown to like this series and all the Sherlock tie-ins. Delany excels at keeping the reader engaged in solving the murder until the reveal. A Three Book Problem is the seventh book in this series, and I hope there are many more.
Other books in the series:

Elementary She Read

Body on Baker Street

The Cat of the Baskervilles

Author website

Vicki Delany

Published by Crooked Lane Books
320 Pages

ISBN 9781643857985

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