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The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard
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really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, science-fiction

A different take on Sherlock Holmes and Watson. The Shadow's Child is a midship who lost its entire crew in an attack in deep space leaving the ship damaged. The ship now makes a living brewing special mixtures to fit individual people. The ship plays the part of Watson and Long Chau a woman who is off to solve a mystery is a take on Holmes. I found the story to be interesting but as I read I kept thinking about the take on the ship. It reminded me of books by Anne McCaffrey like The Ship That Sang and Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. There were elements of both in the story and I was distracted from the story as I mentally compared the ships in the other two stories.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.
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Started Reading
March, 2018 – Finished Reading
March 5, 2018 – Shelved
March 5, 2018 – Shelved as: mystery
March 5, 2018 – Shelved as: science-fiction

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