Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Lady Sherlock Series
by Sherry Thomas
1. The Setting: This historical mystery series
takes us to a Victorian London where
society is strict, the streets are mean,
and a clever woman can still
take charge of her life.
2. The Protagonist: Charlotte Holmes
is a brilliant investigator with a fondness
for frilly dresses and all pastries
(there is an on-going battle with
the Acceptable Number of Chins).
3. The Supporting Cast: Are all
delightful, from Charlotte's
partner Mrs. Watson, to her sister Livia,
Livia's mysterious admirer, and the most
liberal minded lord in London.
4. The Gender Bender: It is
lovely to meet a heroine who is
never afraid of being the smartest
person in the room.
5. The Plots: Very clever,
with a surprising amount of twists and turns.
There are now four books in the series,
beginning with A Study with Scarlet Women,
and I suggest reading them in order.
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