Narrator: Kate Reading
Series: Lady Sherlock #3
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on October 18, 2018
Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery
Length: 10 hours, 51 minutes
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Under the cover of “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don’t.
Moriarty’s shadow looms large. First, Charlotte’s half brother disappears. Then, Lady Ingram, the estranged wife of Charlotte’s close friend Lord Ingram, turns up dead on his estate. And all signs point to Lord Ingram as the murderer.
With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to seek out the truth. But uncovering the truth could mean getting too close to Lord Ingram—and a number of malevolent forces…
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This Lady Sherlock series is highly addictive and SO highly recommended. I saw it was available when I got up and promptly started listening, taking it with me all day long as I did my various tasks, and 10 hours later I had finished it.
So I was excited to see how Charlotte and Lord Ingram would be after the events in A Conspiracy in Belgravia. I also wondered how things would go for Inspector Treadle. We get mostly the perspective of Charlotte, Livia and Inspector Treadle. I’d actually like to get a bit more of Lord Ingram’s perspective. How I love Charlotte!
The plot was layered and complex enough which I loved. There was one big thing I suspected and another twist which shocked me. There was certainly enough fear since one could be hanged for murder. Unfortunately, some people just want to have a case solved whether it is the perpetrator or only the most likely suspect. Since the science aspects are a bit limited, politics seems to come into play as well. I’ll definitely be looking forward to The Art of Theft planned for October.
I really am enjoying this series with Kate Reading as the narrator. I’m so comfortable with her voices I just envelop myself in the story and wouldn’t notice now unless something sounded wrong. The accents for the location felt real to me but since I’m not an expert on regional accents they may not be accurate. I was able to listen at 1.5x speed.
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