Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review : The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg

Genre: Mystery, Historical, Fiction, 
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Purchase link: Amazon | Kobo | BN
Pages: 320
Published June 6th 2017 by Minotaur Books
The thrilling tale of Sherlock Holmes’ daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson Jr. as they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society from the USA Today bestselling author.

1910. Joanna Blalock’s keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly-skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely-tuned brain. But when she and her ten-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic and deductive skills, they invite her to become the third member of their deductive team.

Caught up in a Holmesian mystery that spans from hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, Joanna and her companions must devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging familiar culprits, Scotland Yard, and members of the British aristocracy. Unbeknownst to her, Joanna harbors a mystery of her own. The product of a one-time assignation between the now dead Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outwit the famous detective, Joanna has unwittingly inherited her parents’ deductive genius.

Fans of the Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritsen and the Stapleton and Montgyomery series by Robin Cook will enjoy this suspenseful story, full of excitement and intrigue.

By the title alone you already get a good idea of what the book is about. And after reading it, it was everything I could have hoped for. Love mystery and suspense wondering when a death would occur next and how they were connected. Then in the end how everything came together in the story I really enjoyed it. I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes and getting this kind of extension is pretty cool. Overall 5 out of 5 stars.

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