Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Study in Silks

A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair, #1)
A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair #1)

Emma Jane Holloway

ISBN: 9780345537188

September 2013

4 Stars

*I received this uncorrected galley from NetGalley*

The niece of Sherlock Holmes, Evelina Cooper, has found herself enveloped in a murder mystery that needs to be solved. The timing is very inconvenient as she is about to have her first season and she has the attention of a handsome rake and an old friend who has held her heart before.  When the murder leads her in the directions of her friend’s family and the powerful steam baron she must put her secret weapon to use to find the clues before time runs out.

If the pacing hadn’t been so slow this novel would have gotten 5 stars. With the length and subject matter there needed to be some more action to keep the pages turning quickly.  The plot was great and there were lots of little twists to keep the mystery unpredictable. Nothing seemed to be cluttered or suffocating.  The characters were written very well and it was easy to become invested in them. I will recommend this one and I look forward to the next installment.


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