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The Carnelian Crow

(Stoker & Holmes #4)

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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  640 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Ever since the debacle of the Chess Queen Enigma, Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker have laid low, trying to settle back into their quiet lives as young ladies of London. But the Holmesian deductive abilities won't remain dormant for long, and when Mina receives a strange package from a winged, midnight visitor, she is catapulted into a new, dangerous adventure: the search fo ...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Chronicle Books
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Hannah
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sherlockian, ya
There's finally an updated publication date.

Here's to hoping!

Update:

I may have just screamed a little when I saw that a cover has been added.

Update II:

Guess what I just picked up from the library!
Patty (IheartYA)
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
**Read in July** I had to give in and buy this book because my library didn't have it yet and I waited long enough. I only buy a couple books a year so that says a lot. However, compared to the previous books I was slightly disappointed. The other books had more substance. The beginning of this one seemed to drag onto nowhere fast. Not much action but it did progress the story line slightly and left me with questions. I was a little disoriented because the last book came out so long ago and I do ...more
Shelley
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Mystery
*Rating* 3.5

*Thoughts*

The Carnelian Crow is the fourth installment in author Colleen Gleason's Stoker and Holmes series. This series features Mina Holmes, niece of Sherlock Holmes, and Evalina Stoker, great-granddaughter of Victoria Gardella (who you can read about in the Gardella Vampire Hunters series). Ever since the fiasco of The Chess Queen Enigma, Mina has been itching for a fight. She has spent the past 8 weeks in limbo without having her mentor
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Connor
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
The first 260 pages of this book are Flawess (TM). I refuse to comment on the last five because I'm pretending they don't exist.

(More Grayling dances and Pix disguises and Mina and Evaline being BFFs in the next book, pls. This was delightful.)
Basia
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hands-down the best one yet. I love all of these characters so much--well. Except you-know-who.
Maria
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has developed into such an entertaining Victorian mystery series with a paranormal twist. This fourth installment in the series has to be my favorite one so far, not least because a certain Dylan Eckert is out of the picture at last. Don't get me wrong, I liked him alright when he was busy making medical breakthroughs aka when he was too busy with science to flirt with Mina. But now that he's gone, it is finally time to shine for the lovely Inspector Grayling, just like I always knew he wou ...more
Emma (TellerofTales)
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Light and fun but missing that punch at the ending 🙃
Oda Renate
Aug 30, 2017 marked it as to-read
Ooooo...
ITS ALREDY OUT? AND IT HAS A BEAUUUTIFUL COVER AND TITLE...OOOO!!!!
I really need to get my hands on the third and this book.
Amanda
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
We are certainly climbing to the climax of this series as we find out the Ankh's plans. I'm looking forward to seeing how Evaline evades marriage, Mina foils the Ankh's plans, what happens to Grayling and Pix, and the mystery solved about what happened to Mina's mother.
Melanie
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is book 4 in the fantastic YA Steampunk Stoker and Holmes series and they really need to be read in order, so if you haven't started them yet you need to grab book 1 ASAP and get on this train with me!.

Reviewing the 4th installment is HARD, not because they book was anything other than excellent, but because I don't want to give spoilers and pretty much everything I go to type seems to be filled with them.

Ass with all of this author's works the descriptions are absolutely incredible, but
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Wende
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve had the first book in this series on my shelf FOREVER and I randomly decided to pick it up during one of my book slumps. I had no idea that I would enjoy it as much as I did!

For starters, I thoroughly enjoy the world and the characters. Each of them are decently developed and I love the “come together” dynamic that occurs at the end of the book (as well as in the prior ones).

*spoiler-ish section*

The characters are all extremely well rounded, and show immense signs of development (primarily
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Helen
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the Stoker and Holmes series. I overall enjoyed the other books in the series but for me the two main characters are the main reasons that I read them. Normally I lean towards Holmes but for this one I preferred chapters from Stoker. Regardless of the two main characters I was not as interested in this story line. There is one more book in the series and I will be reading that but I am not as excited as I once was.
Ralph
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy this series. The villain is known but play between villain and Miss Holmes is entertaining.
Kimberly Russell
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These just keep getting better and better. Give me next one!
Stacie  Haden
Well, poop. Ended with a cliffhanger, and the next is not yet written. I'll be watching for the 5th and final of the series.
Ivy
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: steampunk, ya
That was really good. I had feels but now I have to wait for the next installment 😑😑😑. I am teh disappoint
Mary Beth
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/4.5 - I found this one a little slow going in the beginning but it really ramped up in the end. I still love all of these characters. I need book 5 now! Seriously I can't wait for 2018!
Jaedyn
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
WHY, WHY, WHY does it have to be so darn short?? my full review will be coming but for now...

this is the fourth book in the Stoker and Holmes series, and can I just say that this had me glued to it from page 1. It was fast paced and gave the readers, or at least me, what I wanted *cough cough*. I had a few problems, hence the four stars, but other than the overuse of brackets I have no other complaints!! Definitely read this, but expect to be extremely annoyed you'll only be able to read the nex
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Caitlin Gonya
I do believe I have said before how much I love this series. The Carnelian Crow finds our heroines downtrodden after the disappointing result of The Chess Queen Enigma. While moping in her bedroom, Mina Holmes receives a rather unusual visitor, a crow, and it comes bearing gifts, a carnelian. If it had stopped there, would have thought that the crow was building a nest. However, Inspector Grayling also visits, and our mystery begins.

For Evaline Stoker, things seem to be bad and getting worse by
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Lindsay
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I NEED TO READ IT
Daisy
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quality Rating: Three Stars
Enjoyment Rating: Four Stars

Oh, these books are fun. Every time I race through them and want the next one immediately. Yeah, they're silly and border on absurdity, but I enjoy every second reading them and I appreciate an action and puzzle-solving mystery with female heroines.

Honestly, I ended up skimming the text a bit. Luckily, it's the kind of book where you can miss the odd sentence and still understand what's going on - a lot of internal monologue that has varying
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Laurel Ann Marie
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Tarra
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Which a Fan Girl Muses on the Carnelian Crow

This was one of my highly anticipated books of 2017, the fourth book following the adventures, the mysteries, and even the romances of Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes. Full of wit and many surprises, The Carnelian Crow DID NOT disappoint!

The girls are back and they are smarter and sassier than ever. Mina really grew on me in this novel and I think she really outshone Evaline. Their friendship and “working” relationship really blossoms here, making f
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Tarra
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Which a Fan Girl Muses on the Carnelian Crow

This was one of my highly anticipated books of 2017, the fourth book following the adventures, the mysteries, and even the romances of Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes. Full of wit and many surprises, The Carnelian Crow DID NOT disappoint!

The girls are back and they are smarter and sassier than ever. Mina really grew on me in this novel and I think she really outshone Evaline. Their friendship and “working” relationship really blossoms here, making f
...more
Shrishti Dubey
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
MAY CONTAIN SUBTLE SPOILERS!!!!!
Actual Rating: 4.5

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! AND SERIES!!!!!!!!!!
However, I would like it the relationship between Evaline and Mina was more friendly and a greater focus for the story. Also, too often, they keep secrets and go off on their own to investigate. It would have worked out better had they collaborated and shared more information. I also felt that the removal of a character not introduced previously could have been beneficial to Ev
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Lisa Kucharski
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As typical of the second to last book in a series this one is a part one of a story arc. Many pieces are linked together from the girls' past, but more so for Ms. Holmes, and even her emotional development has grown.

The basics are someone, it seems a crow, comes to deliver a red crow pin to Mina in the middle of the night. In the morning Grayling comes to visit in order to ask where Ms. Adler is? Upon seeing the pin Grayling lets on that he believes the pin is part of a place called the Carnelia
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Mary
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books
This is another exciting installment in the Stoker and Holmes series where Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker continue to track down their nemesis, the Ankh, and stake the ever-increasing number of vampires in steampunk Victorian London.

While there was still plenty of action, I thought this book focused more on the girls' relationships with the men in their lives. Mina and Inspector Grayling started working more as a team, and the attraction between those two just keeps getting stronger! Unfortunat
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Patricia
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017reviewed, 2017
STOKER AND HOLMES RIDE AGAIN!

Clear characters winging their way through Steampunk London, in search of a place where adventure does not await. For that is what these two young ladies are after, right? Happily ever after?
Maybe not.
This is another splendidly imaginative novel, geared for young adults but more than entertaining for adults as well. The author has crafted her protagonists, and their adversaries, carefully, so their interactions cruise through the story like a fish through cool water
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M&M
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I honestly love this series! The characters and setting are very well fleshed out, and I love our two heroines especially. The Carnelian Crow, however, like most 4th books of 5 novel series are, was a bit lacking in the plot department and also had a cliffhanger (so if you are the impatient type, I would wait until the 5th book comes out to read it). There still were some aspects that made this book specifically good, despite those shortcomings. There's some more world-building, some more fleshi ...more
Melissa
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Power-read this in a day! What a crazy ride-one more book in this series, but hasn't been released yet...

"Ever since the debacle of the Chess Queen Enigma, Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker have laid low, trying to settle back into their quiet lives as young ladies of London. But the Holmesian deductive abilities won't remain dormant for long, and when Mina receives a strange package from a winged, midnight visitor, she is catapulted into a new, dangerous adventure: the search for The Carnelian Cro
...more
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Award-winning, NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Gleason has written more than twenty books for major publishers such as Penguin Group, Harlequin Enterprises, Chronicle Books, and HarperCollins (as Joss Ware). Her books have been translated into seven different languages.

Colleen lives in the Midwest United States where she is fortunate enough to be working on her next book.

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Stoker & Holmes (5 books)
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  • The Spiritglass Charade (Stoker & Holmes, #2)
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