Sherlock's Home: The Adventure of the Contentious Crone
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The Adventure of the Contentious Crone is the first in the mystery cozy series featuring amateur sleuth Finn Sherlock. A new business owner, Finn unexpectedly discovers a body in a civil war era hiding place within the walls of Sherlock’s Home Mystery Bookstore, which also includes the adjoining 221b Bakery. Finn soon discovers that the body belongs to Odds Bodkins, who wa...more
Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published June 24th 2013 by Pamela Rose
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Bart Gilbertson
Finn Sherlock and her twin sister Echo, along with their Uncle Oz, set about finding who murdered the town recluse when her body is discovered within the walls (literally) of their very own book store. With the duties of running not only the store, but an adjoining bakery as well, the threesome find this task to be a little bit daunting. Especially since the investigation spans not one, not two... but three major holidays.

Pamela Rose has written a warm and endearing mystery with characters you t...more
Robert Warr
I must admit that when I first got this book that I was highly dubious about it, I was convinced that the Author Pamela Rose was using a dubious link to Sherlock holmes as a marketing ploy. So, full of prejudice, I settled down to read a chapter or two before setting the book aside with a sanctimonious 'I told you so!'

HOW WRONG I WAS!

Within those two chapters this book had grabbed hold of me and I read it whenever I could grab a few minutes, finishing it all too quickly. The book is quirky but i...more
Lisa Kelley
This is the first book I have read by Pamela Rose and I enjoyed it. Twin sisters Finn and Echo Sherlock and their Uncle Oz are entertaining new character additions to the world of cozy mysteries. Even her choice of animal companions ( a staple in most cozies) is off the beaten path. And I love the choice of a combined bakery/bookstore! A business I myself have wanted to own.

Ms. Rose is never at a loss for words in her descriptions of scenes and situations. She weaves a mystery unlike others I ha...more
Cindy
Oh, you'll want to be there right in the middle of it all! Pamela Rose is at her best here, and couldn't be better. Once again, her expertise at taking you there does just that. You'll get to know and love the Sherlocks and their friends and foe. Even those you'll love to hate. You'll want to prop your feet up by the fire, sip a KoKo Latte and eat Lillian Braun Brownie, with a kitty in your lap. However, you'll enjoy this one in your favorite easy chair with your favorite beverage and treat, and...more
Melina
I really, really liked this book. It is a great cozy mysteries, plus it starts at Halloween and ends at Christmas, which is my absolute favorite time of year. That made me like this book all the more. I really enjoyed getting to know the Sherlock's and the other quirky characters from Leaper's Point, a small town in Northern Georgia. Finn is an awesome sleuth. This cozy had everything that makes a great cozy. There was food, pets, books, and a great mystery that left me guessing till the end. Th...more
Joannemarie Faust
This book was a quick read and I believe, if you act fast, you can still grab it for free in the kindle store at Amazon.

You can find my full review, up at Fausti's Book Quest, by clicking here: http://faustisbookquest.blogspot.com/... I've been a lot harder on series books lately, but I think, if this is a series, I'll definitely be interested in seeing what happens next for Oz, Finn and Echo Sherlock.
Alison
What a fun read! I loved all of the references to other cosy characters/titles. Hoping fervently that we get to enjoy another visit with the Sherlocks very soon.
Jeanne Jenkins
This was a really nice read. I love things with an English twist. This has more than a bit of that. Twin sisters Fin and Eco. One opened up a book store "Sherlock's Home" and the other a bakery "221b Bakery" next door. They work together on both ventures. Uncle Oz works for them both and they all live upstairs. That is enough to make me like it. Books and food, don't need anything else. But since I like a mystery, a death or two makes it even nicer. First there was a murder of a woman that no on...more
Judith
This is the first book in the Finn Sherlock Series by Pamela Rose. I signed up to review for this book tour because I have always been fascinated with the Sherlock Holmes character and I love a good cozy mystery. Now I am going to state flat out that I am by no means super knowledgeable about Sherlock Holmes. What does that mean? Basically, I have watched many of the various television shows and movies concerning the character over the years, but have only read *cough* one *cough* of the books b...more
Kimberly
Over the last few years I've really started to see the appeal of cozy mysteries. When I was younger I wasn't much of a fan of the genre but now I can really appreciate reading a nice relaxing cozy mystery on a fall day in October.

Sherlock's Home was a quaint small town read featuring Finn, Echo and their Uncle Oz as Finn with her ragtag relations band together to help get her poor Uncle Oz out of some serious trouble. I really liked the twins in the book. They were different from each other but...more
Rhonda
5 STARS

I found myself smiling a lot while reading Sherlock's home. I loved the characters and hope they come back for more adventure. I did guess part of the mystery but it sure was fun to see it play out.
Finn and her twin sister Echo were raised by their Uncle Oz Sherlock. The three of them decided to move to new town and open up a bookstore and bakery. All three are close together. They do the baking together and work long hours.

They have decorated for Halloween and have treats to hand out...more
Annie
Welcome to the world of Finn and Echo Sherlock, owners of a mystery bookstore and an adjacent bakery located at the far side of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The small town of Leapers Point provides a comfortable setting for the relocated twins, and, of course, dear Uncle Oz. Author Pamela Rose smoothly glides you into the fixings and happenings as the women get ready for Halloween. Oz will delight you with his quirky little self. He is set loose to come up with the titles of events and goo...more
Pamela Rose
Aug 13, 2013 Pamela Rose rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
If you have already read my bio, you know that my fascination with the mystery genre goes back a very long time. When I discovered Sherlock Holmes as a pre-teen, let's just say I was enthralled. From A Study in Scarlet to The Hound of the Baskervilles I loved the way he saw things that no one else did, or interpreted correctly what no one else could envision. So, when I decided to create a cozy bookstore 'universe,' the Sherlock Holmes connection seemed a natural. Including the 221b Bakery...wel...more
Christa Nardi
The story is about twins, Finn and Echo, who own the Sherlock’s Home Mystery Bookstore & the 221b Bakery. They live above the two stores with their Uncle Oz. Beginning with Halloween and ending with Christmas, Finn, along with Echo and Uncle Oz cover the holidays in baked goods and theme-named drinks. Halloween brings a little extra, though in the form of Odds Bodkins, dead in a secret passage behind the fireplace in the bookstore. No one knew the passage existed or how Odd Bodkins managed t...more
Paula Ratcliffe
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Nanci Rathbun
Pamela Rose has created a small world of quirky characters and community traditions that resonate with the larger world of "real life." Who hasn't had a broken heart, a relative or friend with mental illness, a longing for relationship? Ms. Rose brings all that into play with this clean, cozy mystery and spices it up with references to authors and works I love. I enjoyed the characters and the village setting and want to read more about the Sherlock family. Well done.
B.E.
Really cute little mystery. Light, fun, and not overly taxing on my frazzled brain. Plus, I didn't figure out who did it until almost the reveal - which is nice. Of course, with all the talk of food throughout, I spent the whole book needing a snack. Probably not the best reading material for people trying to shed a pound.
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