A Lady Sherlock

A Study in Scarlet WomenA Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
narrated by Kate Reading (what an apt last name!)

Method of Consumption: Audiobook

Book Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Audio Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I was understandably skeptical about this one, as I am with most re-tellings. This wasn’t a true re-telling though as it changes a MAJOR aspect of the novel: namely, the existence of Sherlock Holmes.

This is a story about a woman in Victorian London named Charlotte Holmes with an aptitude for deduction. Unfortunately, as a woman in her day, she could not outwardly practice her detective skills, so with the help of a few friends, she assumes a secret identity called – you guessed it! – Sherlock Holmes.

There were two main storylines in this novel, which (I believe) eventually converged. (Admittedly, while listening to this book, I tuned it out from time to time.) The main murder case in this book was much more interesting to me than Charlotte’s escapades.

In summary, I think I would have enjoyed this book much more if it were just a murder mystery, without the Sherlock/Charlotte plot line.

Memorable quotes: none

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