The game is afoot as Charlotte Holmes returns in USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas's Victorian-set Lady Sherlock series.
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 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?
I loved reading this book! The first book was excellent, and this one built upon it. Charlotte was really awesome, and I enjoyed this multi-faceted mystery! I also enjoyed Livia and her side romance and help for the investigation!
Charlotte is about the only one that was Ok with taking Lady Ingram on as a client-because both Mrs. Watson and her niece know Lord Ingram. But the case does provide some moral quandaries for Charlotte, because the investigation involves him, because it involves his wife.
The way that the inspector feels about Charlotte, and his wife's ambitions, well, it gives us a look at how far women have come since then, and how far we still have to come. Charlotte put it in a way that I liked-that he had his rules, and she broke them, and he didn't even think that the rules could be wrong.
I don't know how or why Charlotte connected Myron Finch with Moriarty. I guess I missed that, but I did get when it was confirmed! And how the gifts that Lord Ingram's brother gave Charlotte to woo her to marry him connected with her brother and Lady Ingram! So great, the conclusion of the mystery and this book!
It was so great to read this book, and I can't wait for the 3rd, because there has to be a 3rd one!
Author: Sherry Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock #2
Read: September 7th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Historical Fiction 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Berkley Books
Published: September 5th 2017