Narrator: Kate Reading
Series: Lady Sherlock #1
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on October 18, 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Length: 11 hours
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With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London.
When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her. But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.
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I saw this Lady Sherlock series on Kimberly at Caffeinated’s blog and I had to have it. I had to wait a bit to get it at the library. It took a little to settle in to this story for probably two reasons. First, I don’t read as much historical fiction. Also, because like the original Sherlock Holmes books there are details for the solving of mysteries. But I love that! It’s the process of using the brain to organize data to make actual useful information which is fabulous!
Charlotte is delightfully logical and sees no reason for her not to use her own skills even if she isn’t a man. (I’d love to see her conversing with Spock or any other Vulcan) LOL. Luckily, she is smart enough to work into a way to make things happen. She does get some initially unknown assistance and I wonder where that will go. I want actual romance for her but it seems very unlikely. I’ll definitely be continuing on with A Conspiracy in Belgravia, which I just received from the library.
I was able to listen at 1.5x speed. The narration worked well for me with both male and female voices feeling authentic. The accents for the location felt real to me but since I’m not an expert on regional accents they may not be accurate. The performance added to my enjoyment of the story.
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I am do glad you stepped out of your genre zone and tried this. The fun part…they only get better!
They are great and they do only get better! I’m waiting impatiently for Hollow of Fear from the library. After this one I wondered why Lady Ingram couldn’t have a fatal accident. And then wow the next one.
Yea! As you know I recently listened to this one as well. It was confusing for a bit, but the more I listened, the more I could follow along. I also listen at 1.5x and feel it’s really well done.
Yes I think you had a perfect point about the start of this one. Anyway, the series is off and running and the next one is sooooo good.
I want to read these series. I have watched all the old Sherlock shows from BBC and really enjoyed them. I think I would like this different twist to Sherlock. I think I will pick up this audio. Great review!
Thank you ! I loved them so much. There are 3 out and the 4th one is projected for this October.
Another wonderful review, Anne! Just saw you recently read this one, too. I have bought it and need to dig in soon.
Thank you. This was just the start and it was a bit slow to get myself adjusted into it but now I’m all in. 🙂
I think I have the audio version of this and hope to listen to it one of these days! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
I think the next one is even better. Enjoy!