Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Blog Tour Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

For those of you that may not know, I love this genre and to find not only a new author to love but a new series as well was a complete win win. I am so excited about this series and am happy that I can share it with you today for those that may not have heard about it yet.





Book One in the Lady Sherlock Series
Published By: Berkley (October 18, 2016)

Book Description:

USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas turns the story of the renowned Sherlock Holmes upside down…

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. 







About the Author:



Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA® Award.


English is Sherry’s second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.







Being an avid Sherlock fan, I couldn't miss the opportunity to read something different, something with a nice witty twist and Thomas's latest read is exactly that. 

I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this story. It was brilliant. All the right characters, in all the right roles with all the wit, humor, mystery, and danger that any Sherlock fan would adore right down to the classic 19th century London setting. Except of course, for one small difference with a very big impact, Sherlock and Watson, not hes at all but instead, brilliant, charismatic, shes. 

This was so beautifully done, so realistically done that it was easy to imagine that Sir Conan Doyle got it all wrong and that in fact, Sherlock was none other than our heroine Charlotte Holmes herself. 

Wonderfully written with rich detail, a wonderful page turning mystery and just enough hint of a romance to leave you breathless and wanting the next book immediately. I'm so very excited for this new series and can already tell it will be a fast favorite. 









*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review. A copy was received in exchange for an honest review.*

40 comments:

  1. I liked your review of this book. I love mysteries with some romance.

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    1. Thank you so much, it really was so much fun!

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  2. Sherrrrrlock! I love that there's a gender swap.

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    1. That was probably the best part of it. ;)

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  3. I always love mystery, though actually I haven't read Sherlock book, but this one sounds like a great read. I'll be checking it out now, hah!

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    1. I really hope you do because it was just so much fun. :D

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  4. I really wanted to read this one and had an arc, but the arc expired the other day and ugh I'm hitting myself on the head for getting so behind. I'll be borrowing a copy from the library though and I'm excited to read it. I'm really glad that you found it to be so good, Ali. I can't wait to meet Charlotte! :)

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    1. Bummer Nick, I hate it when that happens. :( I really hope you can get a copy soon, I really think you will like it and Charlotte is fabulous.

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  5. Yay for Sherlock!! I will have to check this one out. Great review!!

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  6. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS ONE ALI!!!! I'm a big fan of Sherry Thomas, and am so looking forward to seeing what she does with Miss Charlotte:) So glad you loved it!!!

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    1. I definitely want to read more of her work now Jenny. ;) I would say I hope you love this but I have a feeling you will.

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  7. A well done version of Sherlock, sounds fantastic!!! Great Review! Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  8. Ahh so awesome, I love the sound of it! Can't wait to read this one :)

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  9. So glad you liked it. I'm not much into Sherlock Holmes but thanks for the review.

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    1. Thanks for checking it out even if you aren't a fan. ;)

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  10. me, me, me, my grabby hands cannot wait for this to come out o.o

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  11. I just got a copy of this and I can't wait to dive in and read it. My only problem is finding time to fit in my schedule. :(

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    1. Make time for it, you won't regret it I don't think. ;) Can't wait to hear what you think!

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  12. This sounds wonderful. I adore a good Sherlock story as well, I will have to try this.

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  13. Great review! This one sounds really fantastic and I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D

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  14. Great review! This one is somewhere near the top of my wish list, so I hope to read it before the year is out.

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    1. I hope you do and that you love it too. :D

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  15. Ok wow is all I can say Kindlemom, you said the rest brilliant, with wit humor and mystery. This looks right up my alley too! Thanks

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    1. Ahh thanks Debbie, I hope you try this one!

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  16. I love all things Sherlock and I have this on my wish list, so I'm really excited to hear you loved it so much.

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  17. I love Sherlock as well! This sounds wonderful! Great review. You and Kim keep getting me into series...you must stop...hehe

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    1. So sorry, it is so hard though when new ones start that look so good!

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  18. Yes, I was waiting for someone I knew to review this..it's going on my list!

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  19. Yes, I love the fact that its ladies taking the lead - what fun!! I'm exicted to try this now Ali :)

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    1. I think that was by far, the best part Kim!

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