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A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
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Feb 12, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, mystery

Charlotte Holmes is whip smart, has an excellent memory, and she craves independence above all. She's never been interested in marriage or in maintaining a household, and in order to make something of her own life she has to run away. She has to come to terms with the reality of being out in the world alone with no resources. And, what's she to do when a series of murders involve two of her family members? Invent a man named Sherlock Holmes in order to solve the case and prove her family's innocence.

Sherlock Holmes is one of my all time favorite characters and I loved seeing Charlotte take on the mantle. Of the two Sherlock Holmes retellings I've read in the last year, both featuring a female incarnation of the classic detective named Charlotte (the 2016 YA debut called A Study in Charlotte), this series opener takes the cake. Aside from Charlotte, other standout characters from this reimagining include Mrs. Watson and Inspector Treadles (aka Lestrade). If you're looking a new take on Sherlock Holmes and a decent mystery at that, you'll definitely want to try A Study In Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas. A little forewarning, though, the first quarter of the book is relatively slow, but once everything is set up you will not want to put it down. I can't wait to continue the Lady Sherlock series with A Conspiracy in Belgravia due out this September.

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Reading Progress

June 15, 2016 – Shelved
June 15, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 5, 2017 – Started Reading
February 7, 2017 –
February 8, 2017 –
February 12, 2017 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
February 12, 2017 – Shelved as: mystery
February 12, 2017 – Finished Reading

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