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Murder on Cold Street

(Lady Sherlock #5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  4,076 ratings  ·  562 reviews
Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the 'USA Today' bestselling series set in Victorian England.

Inspector Treadles, Charlotte Holmes’s friend and collaborator, has been found locked in a room with two dead men, both of whom worked with his wife at the great manufacturing enterprise she has recently inherited.

Rumors fly. Had Inspector Treadles kil
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Published October 6th 2020 by Penguin Audio
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Lady Sherlock Rocks!

This is my first book in this series. I wouldn't have chosen to start here, but this is an assigned book - on a deadline, I've already missed- so I dug in, hoping for the best.

Despite missing out on some interesting history between the recurring characters, I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent locked room mystery. I had been curious about this series for a long time, so I'm glad I finally had the chance to check it out. I will definitely continue on with the series and hopefu
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Murder on Cold Street, we meet up again with the fearless and whip-smart Charlotte Holmes, who is now operating a successful consulting detective business under the assumed name of Sherlock Holmes, her non-existent brother. In this installment, Inspector Treadles, a colleague of Holmes' at Scotland Yard, has been found in a locked room with two dead men. He refuses to speak on his behalf, even with overwhelming evidence against him. His wife has beseeched Sherlock Holmes to find out the truth ...more
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder on Cold Street (Lady Sherlock #5) by Sherry Thomas (Author), Kate Reading (Narrator)

I have been so very lucky that, once I found this series, I have been able to enjoy the audio versions of the five books in the series, one after another. Now I've finished book #5 and will have to wait about nine months (a guess) before book #6 will become available to me. Once again, I'm going to opt for the audio version because Kate Reading IS the characters in these books. She is so very good and I'm
I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up.

And I like the UK cover better than the US one ;) Charlotte is blonde not brunette.

Murder on Cold Street, the fifth book in Sherry Thomas’ acclaimed  Lady Sherlock  series picks up immediately where the previous book (The Art of Theft) left off, so if you haven’t read it yet, then you might want to wait to read this review until you have.  In fact, there will probably be spoilers for other titles in the series here, and while in some

I’ve been putting off writing this review for almost two weeks now. This is the first Sherry Thomas book that I haven’t given five stars to, and it actually pains me a little.

For anyone who absolutely adores an author, like, truly thinks they’re a master of their craft and has all the confidence in the world that their work will stand the test of time, and then you read something from them you don’t love, you know how I feel right now.

I did not love this installment of the Lady Sherlock series.
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, 2021-goal
Another great addition to the Charlotte Holmes series. In this book, nothing and no one is (are?) who they seem. Even our dessert indulging savant and her Lord friend find themselves in a new place.

Great mystery, love all the strong women in this one. My only complaint was not enough of Olivia who has grown to be my favorite character. Although Thomas sets up the next book admirably as Livy finds herself finally free (at least temporarily) from the clenches of her mother.

Can’t wait until the n
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
The Lady Sherlock series truly has become one of my most favorite series for very good reason. It is always so well executed, so well drawn out, with characters that are both real and lovable that you can't help getting sucked into the story, into the mystery, and into the very lives of each character.

I absolutely adore this rag tag group of people, their relationships with one another, their back stories, how they interact, how they love, how they take care of one another and of course, the mys
2020 Fall Bingo (#fallintorombingo🍁): Pining

4.5 stars

This series is always stellar when the investigation has intense emotional stakes for the reader (here, Inspector Treadles has been accused of murder). Possibly my second favorite in the series after THE HOLLOW OF FEAR.


Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
It's the festive Christmas season of holly, ivy, plum pudding, and a murder that might prevent Holmes' friend, Inspector Treadles from celebrating ever again. Each installment of the Lady Sherlock series is awaited with great anticipation and never fail to deliver.

Murder on Cold Street is the fifth of the Lady Sherlock series of historical mysteries that work best when read in order.

After the daring deeds of their last case, Charlotte Holmes, Lord Ingram, Mrs. Watson, and the others hope to cele
how are you going to begin reading a series from the fifth installment and criticise choices made by the author about the main character and their relationships when you've purposely missed out on four books of development?


2020, first read: This series has me in a chokehold. Although not the most intriguing of mysteries, it did feel rather like an in between book and I didn’t mind that one bit. Even if it isn’t as great as previous ones i am addicted to the writing and this world so the experie
Sherry Thomas really has my number! Ever since I read A Study in Scarlet Women, I have been greedy for the next installment of the Charlotte Holmes story. She has done such a complete job of feminizing the whole Sherlock Holmes story, in such a delightful way.

Of course, if you're still reading the series at this point, you're also interested in Charlotte's relationship with Lord Ingram, which has ebbed and flowed during the course of the books. Thomas has been very skilled at bringing the two to
h o l l i s
I was so ready to hate this but.. surprising no one more than me, I did not. I may actually even have liked this as much as book three? Maybe?

I'm feeling very anti-review this week but suffice it to say I liked thw twisty complexity and heartbreak of the murder and enjoyed the relationship growth that happened in the background. I am less enamoured of Charlotte's ceaseless quirkiness but I'm pretty sure I only saw one reference to Maximum Tolerable Chins. Thank goodness. That said I could've en
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars

Charlotte Holmes is on the case when Inspector Treadles is found locked in a room with two dead men, both employees at the company his wife recently inherited.
Tongues are wagging at the gossip that Inspector Treadles murdered the men in a jealous rage or possibly anger that they opposed the changes his wife was making within the company.
Mrs. Treadles is certain her husband had nothing to do with the murders but there are secrets being kept that won't make it easy for Charlotte to find
Allison Keith
Murder, danger, secrets, and a dash of romance abound in this engaging locked room mystery. The pacing was quite slow at times, and a number of details in the case were rehashed to the point of tedium. But I love the relationships between the characters and their interactions. Charlotte Holmes is ferociously intelligent and a gem of a protagonist. Victorian London is vividly detailed, and the twists and turns of the mystery are cleverly plotted. This is a delightful reimagining of Sherlock Holme ...more
Lady Wesley
This mystery-with-a-touch-of-romance is almost perfect. Hence, five stars! It would be completely perfect if there had been just a bit more progress in the romance between Charlotte Holmes and Lord Ingram. Having been given a brief glimpse in the previous book, I did long for a bit more here.

Nevertheless, I highly recommend Murder in Cold Street, even though one truly should read the previous four books first.

Sherry Thomas, as I have said before, exhibits her genius in this series, and Kate Rea
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: published-2020
Sherry Thomas is a reliably good writer and I've enjoyed everything she's written, including this most recent Holmes's edition to the Lady Sherlock series. Having said that, I'm generously giving this 4 stars. It fell a bit short for me, unfortunately. Maybe the biggest source of disappointment is that it didn't add much to the overall series in terms of Charlotte's characterization, the larger Moriarty problem, Livia and Stephen Marbleton's love affair, or even Charlotte's relationships with he ...more
buddy read with my friend Andrea

I wouldn't recommend you to read this book as a standalone...
if you enjoy historical fiction/ mystery-solving books give this series a chance

random ramblings:

- empowering & feministic series

- amazing characters

- mystery you will be trying to solve until the very end

- childhood friends romance that is slowly developing throughout the series

- lots of love for cakes

Thank you Andrea for reading this with me!!

4,5 stars

Patricia’s Book Summaries
Gahhh. 2020 is too long!
nick (the infinite limits of love)


I am so in love with the Lady Sherlock series, I can't possibly express my feelings for it no matter what I say. I had high hopes for Murder on Cold Street and once again, Sherry Thomas delivered with just the story I was expecting.

If you want my opinion on these characters, please check out my previous reviews. I don't want to be too repetitive so I won't dwell on the characterizations but know that Sherry Thomas is a master at what she does. With every book, I fall further and further in
Lady Sherlock shines!

Well this is a complex mystery with all sorts of associations from Charlotte Holmes' past cases bubbling under the surface. Lord Ingram Ashburton and Mrs. Watson are of course up to their neck in the trou. It's just prior to Christmas 1886.
Inspector Robert Treadles has been accused arrested for of murder, having been found by police in a room locked from the inside. They'd forced the door and found Inspector Treadles "barricaded ... behind the bedstead, his service revolver
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The uptight Inspector Treadles is in deep, deep trouble. Charlotte and company find out just how bad after Alice Treadles arrives to ask Sherlock to help her husband. Who was found in an empty house, in a locked room, with two dead bodies and his gun, which is missing bullets.
Alice tells Charlotte that Treadles and she had been having marital difficulties, as Treadles could not fathom why Alice would look forward to taking over her father's company, Cousins Manufacturing, rather than simp
Barbara Rogers
Series: Lady Sherlock #5
Publication Date: 10/6/20
Number of Pages: 304

I love this series and this book is a wonderful addition to it. I’d like to start by saying that it is my opinion that you need to read this entire series, in order, from beginning to end because Charlotte is a very complex character and her relationships are just as complex – if you don’t read from the beginning you won’t understand her or what drives her. If you start in the middle, you’ll definitely have a different view of
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I will allow this book to speak for itself and I quote:

Pg. 308 – “This case is like an underwater monster from Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, full of tentacles that writhe and splash everywhere.”

Barb in Maryland
4.5 stars

Oh, no! Inspector Treadles has been arrested for murdering two men associated with the firm his wife now owns. He was caught, covered in blood, with the murder weapon in his hand. His wife seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes in freeing her husband.

Charlotte Holmes, Mrs Watson, and company work frantically to solve the case. To complicate matters, Inspector Treadles will say nothing and Mrs Treadles tells the truth, but not the whole truth.

The mystery is wonderfully twisted, with numerous
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-2020
Charlotte’s friend and collaborator, Inspector Treadles, has been detained on charges of murder. Charlotte believes him incapable of the murder, but evidence suggests he suspected Mrs. Treadles of having affections for another which drove him to commit murder. Charlotte posing as an investigator on behalf of her brother Sherlock Holmes sets out to investigate. Of course, she won’t be able to stop herself from meddling in the affairs of others… but that’s why I adore her.

The tale was clever, from
⭐️4 stars⭐️

She had managed to get to the truth of the matter in every case that had been entrusted to her.
But truth had a vicious way of upsetting everything else on its way to the surface.
And he was hard-pressed to say, as someone whose existence had been repeatedly convulsed by recent overdoses of truth, whether there had been anything satisfactory to the aftermaths.
True Rating 4.5 stars!

I have been dying to get my hands on this book, Murder on Cold Street, because I was very excited to see where things were going with Charlotte and Lord Ingram. Not just because I was interested in a romance, either. The last book, The Art of Theft, was a pivotal book for their relationship both personally and professionally. I was interested to know if Ingram was finally going to accept Charlotte as she was and partner with her in the cases she tends to involve herself in
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this took me a month to read. Let me qualify that though. For the past month or so I’ve been obsessed with Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series. I started this around the same time but it was hard for me to pay attention to it. So I was stuck part way through the second chapter for quite a while. Once I dragged myself out of present day magical London for a couple of days I was able to focus properly on this novel and give it the attention it deserved.

Anyhow there is quite a bit to lik
The latest entry in the Lady Sherlock series sees another main character accused of murder...this time, it is Inspector Treadles, who has so recently become reconciled with his wife's work outside the home, but now seems unable to tell her (or anyone else) anything that will help explain what he was doing locked in a room with two murdered men. The mystery is convoluted, and once again Charlotte Holmes marshals her forces to hunt down clues in many directions, but the nicest moments are the char ...more
I enjoyed spending time with Holmes, Ash, Mrs. Watson, Mrs. Treadles & the rest of the characters as they wrestled with solving a locked door mystery. Jolly good fun!
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USA Today-bestselling author Sherry Thomas decided years ago that her goal in life is to write every kind of book she enjoys reading. Thus far she has published romance, fantasy, mystery, young adult, and three books inspired by the martial arts epics she grew up devouring. Her books regularly receive starred reviews and best-of-the-year honors from trade publications, including such outlets as th ...more

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