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The Crown Jewel Mystery

(Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A young American actress arrives in London hoping to learn her identity, just as Sherlock Holmes is closing in on a master criminal. Their worlds collide, and not even Holmes could have foreseen the impact!
This novella is the prequel to The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery series. It takes place three days before the opening of The Last Moriarty.
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Published June 1st 2017 by Charles Veley
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Dannii Elle
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is both the fourth instalment and the prequel novella to the A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery crime series. It chronicles the first time that Sherlock Holmes becomes aware of his illegitimate daughter, Lucy James, even though their actual relationship to one another is as yet unknown.

Lucy has made her way from her American boarding school to London's most prestigious bank along with heir to the Rockafella's fortune, Johnny Rockefeller. Her purpose for doing so is to uncover the indi
Kirsty 📚📖❤️

The synopsis is a little misleading as while the two stories overlap the characters don't interact beyond a phone call. It's a fast page turner that can be read in a couple of hours.

Lucy James is at a bank in London trying to establish her identity and the mysterious benefactor that has been paying for her upkeep and education when the bank is attacked by armed robbers. It's a little bare on the descriptions - no characters really get much detail and the big reveal at the end comes out of nowher
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Grear story, definitely buying the next book.
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Again, I have been pleasantly surprised by another installment of this series. This is only a short novella—a prequel to the main series—but it is just as thrilling and suspenseful as the full length novels. In fact, I think this is my favorite story so far; it is incredibly captivating and full of surprises that will keep readers on their toes. We are able to go back and
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fans of one of the world’s most beloved fictional detectives will delight in this masterful extension of the mystery series.

Sherlock Holmes has stimulated the minds of inquisitive adventurers of all ages. And now, a pair of authors — Charles Veley and Anna Elliot— a Father/Daughter team — are bringing new life to the anthology, expanding on the timeless series of classics with even more detective stories… perfect for curious young adult and adult audiences.

In this prequel to the new series, Th
Bethany Swafford
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Before Lucy James and Sherlock Holmes meet in The Last Moriarty, their paths crossed without either of them even knowing it. When Lucy is caught in a bank robbery that isn't going well, she does everything she can to keep people from dying. On the outside, the great consulting detective is called in to solve the mystery of who wished for the bank to be robbed.

This is a lovely little prequel to the series and does a good job of introducing readers to Lucy and sets up the mystery that is woven thr
Megan Houde
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for an honest review from

I started with this book, though I’ve learned it was book #4, because it was a prequel to the series. It was short but fast paced and exciting. I love this whole new take on Sherlock Holmes daughter. She was fresh and imaginative. I love that she loves solving riddles and clues like her father, though she doesn’t know he’s her father yet. I love a women who can think on her own and prove she’s just as smart as men.

Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Weird little short that sort of contradicts the first book despite the attempt to fix the continuity. Sherlock is called to the death of a bank employee. Lucy is with Johnny Rockefeller at said bank trying to discover her parents identity in this prequel. Lucy tangles with some nasty bank robbers and manages to use her heritage (as yet unknown to her) to help Sherlock from the inside. Fun story, but just screws up the plot of the first book.
Krystal Stovall-Dixon
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

For fans of Sherlock Holmes, this series is a prized jewel! I am beyond excited to be able to read more about my favorite detective! Mrs. Elliott and Mr. Veley are miracle workers who are able to weave a believable and thoroughly intriguing Holmes story!
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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In 1895 Lucy James has just arrived in London in the company of Johnny Rockefeller to find out her real identity. This leads them to a bank at the same time that the police with Holmes and Watson arrive in the area.
This prequel to the series is an enjoyable quick read.
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Sheryl Collmer
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A novella with a most interesting addition to the classic Sherlock characters.
Kimberly-Dawn pen name Lily Young
The jump back in time threw me for a loop. I really enjoy so much about this series.
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Short but good

The characters were drawn we!l and entertaining. The story was very interesting and met the requirements for a Sherlock tale.
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A longtime devotee of historical fiction and Arthurian legend, Anna Elliott was expecting her first child when she woke up from a very vivid dream of telling her mother that she was going to write a book about Modred's daughter, Isolde. She was very grateful to her daughter for being an excellent sleeper even as a newborn and allowing her the time to turn her dream into a finished book! She now li ...more

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