Body on Baker Street
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Body on Baker Street : A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • Crooked Lane Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 1683312996
  • 9781683312994
  • 555,167

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Praise for Body on Baker Street:"Cozy fans fond of Conan Doyle are most likely to enjoy Delany's second whodunit."-Publishers WeeklyPraise for Elementary, She Read:"This charming series launch will please Sherlock Holmes and cozy fans."-Publishers Weekly"A series debut that puts `Sherlock' and `Watson' in a whole new, fun light... this should be a humorous, captivating series that readers will absolutely love for years to come."-Suspense Magazine"A great read for mystery fans and a must read for Sherlockians."-Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick"[Gemma Doyle] instantly became one of my favorite sleuths...Elementary, She Read is cozy in the best possible way...Holmes enthusiasts will enjoy Gemma's almost Sherlockian attention to detail as well as the many nods to those who have created pastiches of the world created by Arthur Conan Doyle."-Fresh Fiction"An entertaining, light-hearted, and genuinely mystifying adventure...excellent summer reading."-Popular Culture Association"The protagonist, Gemma Doyle, a witty English woman... will delight all but the dourest readers."-Smoky Mountain News"Vicki Delany's Elementary, She Read is an absolute delight. A perplexing mystery with a refreshingly intelligent and witty amateur sleuth, I enjoyed every well-crafted word of this Sherlock Holmes infused tale. A must read for lovers of all things Sherlock Holmes."-Jenn McKinlay, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of Better Late Than Never"Vicki Delany is one of my favorite mystery authors and with Elementary, She Read, she has outdone herself. This first book in her intriguing new series features Gemma Doyle, a wonderfully appealing protagonist who runs the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, where delightfully quirky characters and fascinating old books flourish. I loved everything about this story! The Cape Cod setting was enchanting and the intricate mystery kept me turning pages late into the night. Easily one of the best new mystery series on the market."-Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Fixer-Upper mysteries and the Bibliophile mysteries"Elementary, She Read is a delight, fast, fun, and full of Sherlockian lore. Cheers for a charming, intelligent heroine as observant as The Great Detective himself."--Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Walking on My Grave"Thoroughly delightful. I defy anyone to read this book and not fall in love with the uber-observant Gemma Doyle. She may or may not be related to Sherlock Holmes' creator, but she's certainly kin to his most famous detective. The best new cozy series of the year."--Laura DiSilverio, bestselling author of the Readaholics Book Club Mysteries and the award-winning The Reckoning StonesPraise for Vicki Delany:"A fun Yuletide-themed cozy with an appealing amateur sleuth."--Library Journal on Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen"Delightful...a humorous tinsel-covered tale that made me laugh out loud even while keeping me guessing."--New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay on Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen"A charming new series...a book lover's dream."--New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis on Booked for Trouble (as Eva Gates)show more

About Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany is a national bestseller in the U.S and one of Canada's most prolific and varied crime writers. A former computer programmer and systems analyst, Vicki lives and writes in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. This is her second Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery after Elementary, She Read.show more

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206 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
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4 51% (105)
3 12% (25)
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