Thursday, October 20, 2022

Books from the Backlog - Elementary, She Read

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Goodreads:  Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany

Blurb: 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 222 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 Holmes 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. 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.

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I have really enjoyed every book that I've read by this author and I've heard good things about this series.


  1. Here's hoping it's as good as it sounds! :)

  2. I have not read this author before but this sounds promising!

  3. Agree, I like Vicki Delaney too and well Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery. Dive in!

  4. Moriarty is such a brilliant name for a cat! Ha, I will need to remember that for future. I love the cover and title for this one, will have to take a closer look.

    Hope you are well Katherine!

    Elza Reads

  5. Delany is such a talented writer, and I really enjoy this particular series of hers.

  6. I love that it's in a Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium! Looks like fun.