Elementary, She Read (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #1)

Elementary, She Read (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery #1) Description:

Gemma Doyle a transplanted Englishwoman has returned to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium The shop located at Baker Street specializes in the Holmes canon and pastiche and is also the home of Moriarty the cat When Gemma finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Homes story hidden in the bookshop she and her friend Jayne who runs the adjoining Mrs Hudson s Tea Room set off to find the owner only to stumble upon a dead body br br The highly perceptive Gemma is the police s first suspect so she puts her consummate powers of deduction to work to clear her name investigating a handsome rare books expert the dead woman s suspiciously unmoved son and a whole family of greedy characters desperate to cash in on their inheritance But when Gemma and Jayne accidentally place themselves at a second murder scene it s a race to uncover the truth before the detectives lock them up for good br br Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight in the sleuthing duo of Gemma and Jayne in i Elementary She Read i the clever and captivating series debut by nationally bestselling author Vicki Delany

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1)

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #1) Description:

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Rating: 3.64 out of 5

In the Shadow of the Glacier (Constable Molly Smith #1)

In the Shadow of the Glacier (Constable Molly Smith #1) Description:

Trouble is brewing in the small bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar British Columbia An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town But theres a catch The money must be used to build a garden to honor draft dodgers

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #2)

We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #2) Description:

b A grinch is spoiling the holiday cheer and causing fear in the latest from the author of i Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen i b br br br It s Christmastime three hundred sixty five days a year in Rudolph New York and as Christmas Day approaches shop owner Merry Wilkinson is enjoying a rare evening off at the Yuletide Inn when she runs into owners Grace and Jack Olsen With Jack s health failing Merry is relieved to hear that his son Gord will be taking over the day to day running of the Inn br br But then Gord reveals that his new plans have no room for Christmas at the Inn and Merry and the other shopkeepers start to fret about the effect a bland franchise hotel could have on their livelihoods br br When Gord is found stabbed to death there s an entire town of potential suspects and it s up to Merry to find whoever brought homicide home for the holidays

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

Valley of the Lost (Constable Molly Smith #2)

Valley of the Lost (Constable Molly Smith #2) Description:

In the bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar British Columbia a young woman is found dead of a heroin overdose her baby lying at her side While this should be an open and shut drug case restraint marks on the victim suggest that the death might not have been completely accidental br As the investigation into the young womanas death and life grows the case becomes increasingly personal for Probationary Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters Only two things are known about the dead woman her first name is Ashley and she has a three month old baby boy Who was she And was this is just a drug deal gone wrong or is there something more sinister at play Smithas mother Lucky has taken in the orphaned baby does he hold the key to solving his motheras murder br Meanwhile Wintersa wife Eliza is considering accepting a modeling contract with the same resort development that seems to be ripping the close knit community apart Has the controversial project pushed a member of this quiet community to murder br Valley of the Lost is the sequel to In the Shadow of the Glacier

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Winter of Secrets (Constable Molly Smith #3)

Winter of Secrets (Constable Molly Smith #3) Description:

Siblings Wendy and Jason Wyatt Yarmouth and their friends are in the peaceful mountain town of Trafalgar B C enjoying a two week vacation Tragedy strikes the group of privileged students when two of them crash through the ice into the frozen river

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Body on Baker Street (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #2)

Body on Baker Street (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #2) Description:

Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are busy managing the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium on Baker Street and adjoining Mrs Hudson s Tea Room in anticipation of the store s upcoming book signing with the illustrious Renalta Van Markoff author of the controversial Hudson and Holmes mystery series But during the author Q amp A session dedicated Sherlockian Donald Morris verbally attacks Renalta and her series for disgracing Sherlock s legacy only to be publicly humiliated when the author triumphantly lashes back and gains the upper hand That is until Renalta collapses on the table dead Donald insists he didn t do it and pleads to his friends to clear his name Fortunately Gemma and Jayne have no shortage of suspects between author s bullied personal assistant her frustrated publicist the hapless publisher a handsome rare book dealer an obsessively rabid fan and a world of other Sherlock enthusiasts with strong objections to Renalta s depiction of the Great Detective It s up to the shrewd sleuthing duo to eliminate the impossible and deduce the truth before the West London police arrest an innocent man in i Body on Baker Street i the second Sherlock Homes Bookshop mystery perfect for fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

A Cold White Sun (Constable Molly Smith #6)

A Cold White Sun (Constable Molly Smith #6) Description:

It s the end of March and Trafalgar British Columbia is preparing for the last influx of the seasonal skiers Teachers parents and students are preparing to relax at home or head off on vacation But for high school English teacher Cathy Lindsay the week of relaxation doesn t work out as planned She s gunned down by a sniper on a hiking trail her small dog the only witness br br Cathy Lindsay is an unlikely candidate for a murderous ambush she was a respected teacher in an apparently solid marriage to an Internet developer living a quiet life Sergeant John Winters with the help of young Constable Molly Smith digs into the Lindsay marriage and friendships searching for a motive but one thought continually niggles at the back of his mind is it possible this was not a random killing but a case of mistaken identity

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Among the Departed (Constable Molly Smith #5)

Among the Departed (Constable Molly Smith #5) Description:

br br Fifteen years ago a young girl by the name of Moonlight Smith went to her best friend Nicky Nowak s house for a sleepover Moonlight joined the family for breakfast the following morning and was then picked up by her mother Shortly after Mr Nowak went for a walk He was never seen again Autumn has arrived on the mountains above Trafalgar B C and the promise of winter is in the air Constable Molly Smith is cuddled by the fireplace with Adam Tocek of the RCMP when Tocek and his dog Norman are called to a wilderness camping ground to join the search for a little boy who snuck away from his family looking for bears The child is found dirty terrified weeping but unharmed Then the inquisitive Norman digs up something else human bones The ID isn t positive but it is enough to have Sergeant John Winters of the Trafalgar City Police pulling old boxes from the basement to re open the Brian Nowak investigation He finds a family shattered beyond recognition by the disappearance of their husband and father Mrs Nowak is an empty shell of a woman dressed in pajamas never leaving the house Her son Kyle haunts the streets of Trafalgar at night and spends his days creating beautiful but highly troubling art Nicky Nowak lives in Vancouver and has grown up to be gorgeous charming elegant Yet behind that facade lies a woman whose heart has closed so tightly against human relationships she comes to Trafalgar trailing in her wake a terrifying threat to another innocent family As the investigation into the life and disappearance of Brian Nowak grows old secrets are brought to light and new ones struggle to remain hidden br

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Negative Image (Constable Molly Smith #4)

Negative Image (Constable Molly Smith #4) Description:

As the mountain town of Trafalgar British Columbia shakes off a long hard winter famous photographer Rudolph Steiner arrives to do a feature on mountain tourism Steiner is accompanied by his assistant and sexy young wife but he has another reason for the visit to reconnect with the woman who left him twenty five years ago to marry another man Twenty five years ago she was young beautiful na ve and an internationally known supermodel Today Eliza Winters is no longer young and definitely not na ve but still beautiful and married to Trafalgar City Police Sergeant John Winters When Steiner is found dead in his luxury hotel room shot once in the back of the head suspicion falls upon Eliza John Winters is forced into the most difficult decision of his life loyalty to his job or to his wife As the RCMP dig into the secrets of both Steiner and Eliza John Winters slowly comes to realize that he doesn t know the woman to whom he has been married for twenty five years as well as he thought he did Unable to help the Sergeant Constable Molly Smith has her own troubles a series of B amp Es has the peaceful town in an uproar her overprotective Mountie boyfriend is fighting with her colleagues and a vengeful stalker is watching her every move When tragedy strikes at the heart of her own family Molly can t even turn to her mother Lucky for help

Rating: 3.77 out of 5