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A Study In Scarlet (Hope, #1)

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The year is 2414. History has finally taken a turn for the better after not only the war of the New World, but numerous civil wars of the After World, as well. The records of mankind before the Great War are scarce. It's hard to paint a picture of what life used to be like, but they make due with what little still exists.
No matter the level of peace as a whole, crime will
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Jess
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very unique take on Sherlock Holmes!
William Sherlock Holmes Scott was taken in by Mycroft Holmes' family at an early age. However, she strays from that name at every chance she gets. Instead, this genius goes by "Hope", despite people constantly feeling the need to call her otherwise.
In this scifi, Sherlock Holmes isn't real. He's a character is a book that's been forgotten by most after what must have been quite the war. Still recovering from said war, London finds itself in a vulne
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Mary Beth Devaney
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The bromance between Holmes and Watson lives on through this futuristic retelling of their classic meet!
As always, L.W. Brook takes readers to a world of her own creation!
After a great and devastating war, London is in shambles. The people have done their best to piece what was lost back together, but the puzzle is still far from complete.
Hope (William Sherlock Holmes Scott-- it's a nickname, I believe) has just been let go from her job as a for
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Paige Olivar
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this novelette in exchange for an honest review.
Everyone loves a classic Sherlock Holmes tale. Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson will forever quest to find truth and solve crime...
This is not that tale. This is something very different.
Instead of Sherlock Holmes you're thrown Hope, an ex-forensic analyst of Scotland Yard and accused serial killer. Instead of Old London, you're thrown far into the future where history is scarce and what little remains is consid
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Lizzy
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books you have a hard time putting down. Immediately you're taken to 2414, in the healing ruins of London City, where you meet Detective Gregson and his fresh out of diapers partner, Lestrade. Good old humor does well to break up the intense crime solving, strained (or rather forced) relationships, and tragedies that are bestowed upon the post-war city of "After World" London. It's a unique world L. W. Brook takes us to, and I find I enjoy it.
Although this is a Sherloc
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Andrew
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I was surprised by how fast of a read this turned out to be. Despite it being a relatively short book, there was a lot of information, mystery, and suspense thrown in. It made the reading process fast and full bodied.
Now for the story.
This is a complicated story for readers who enjoy unraveling a good mystery in an original world. Although the characters share similar names and characteristics as the Sherlock Holmes characters, they are their own. They have been
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Margie
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hope. I love the symbol Ms. Holmes' nickname adds to the story! All "hope" certainly seems lost when bodies dressed in scarlet robes start piling up without a lead. Gregson and his newly transferred partner, Lestrade, have no idea what to make of it until Hope shows up at one of the crime scenes, a pipe in hand.
Immediately, Gregson and Hope feud to give readers an insight on their relationship before she was let go for supposed harassment charges on a somewhat recent murder. She's taken in
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Sammy
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The concept of a man recreating fictional murders has been done before. A mad man with enough power to end careers and manipulate records so that he can play with the "characters" of his copy cat crimes like dolls? Very new to me.
Although this series is murder mystery, the art of it is it's element of surprise. You can try to guess the ending all you want, but I would be legitimetely surprised if you were right.
The characters, although resembling the fictional
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L. W. Brook writes for the similar minded, for those who don't like the stories they read, they LOVE them. As a writer, it's Legend's goal to make her characters as realistic as possible. Legend wants her readers to feel an attachment to the characters, be it a relationship of love, hate, or both. For those who want to read unique, charming stories set in an original world, L. W. Brook invites you ...more