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From New York Times, USA Today and #1 Kindle bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey comes a modern new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes... Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford Univers From New York Times, USA Today and #1 Kindle bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey comes a modern new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes... Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford University coffee bar, crashing various courses and lectures, and dodging the rent collector at her crummy apartment. But when Marty suddenly finds out that a long-lost aunt has left her a Victorian home at 221 Baker Street in the heart of San Francisco, she's hopeful her luck is about to turn around! Okay, so the Victorian is run down and probably in need of more repairs than Marty could ever afford, but at least it's a link to family. However when Marty starts sifting through the contents of the dilapidated home, she realizes her aunt's death may not have been natural...and might have been a case of murder! Taking her suspicions to the grumpy Detective Lastrade and the uber-hot medical examiner, Dr. John Watson, only gets her a pair of doors slammed in her face. But Marty and Irene don't give up that easily. Instead, they invent fictitious private investigator, Sherlock Holmes, to open those doors for them! Between Marty's eclectic class-crashing knowledge and Irene's tech know-how, "Sherlock Holmes" investigates an over-the-hill yoga teacher, mob shops in Chinatown, pot dispensaries in the East Bay, and a slew of suspicious characters. But when the killer returns—this time with Marty in sight!—even the great Holmes may not be able to save her...at least not without a little help from the girls. "One of the most anticipated of the fall releases happens to be one of THE BEST of the fall releases! Halliday and Rey have joined forces to create a SUPERLATIVE new cozy mystery series that will leave readers clamoring for more." —Diane Morasco, Blogcritics Reviews What critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." —Chicago Tribune "Stylish...nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!" —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Smart, funny and snappy...the perfect beach read!" —Fresh Fiction "A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!" —Romance Reviews Today


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From New York Times, USA Today and #1 Kindle bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey comes a modern new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes... Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford Univers From New York Times, USA Today and #1 Kindle bestselling author Gemma Halliday and USA Today bestselling author Kelly Rey comes a modern new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes... Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford University coffee bar, crashing various courses and lectures, and dodging the rent collector at her crummy apartment. But when Marty suddenly finds out that a long-lost aunt has left her a Victorian home at 221 Baker Street in the heart of San Francisco, she's hopeful her luck is about to turn around! Okay, so the Victorian is run down and probably in need of more repairs than Marty could ever afford, but at least it's a link to family. However when Marty starts sifting through the contents of the dilapidated home, she realizes her aunt's death may not have been natural...and might have been a case of murder! Taking her suspicions to the grumpy Detective Lastrade and the uber-hot medical examiner, Dr. John Watson, only gets her a pair of doors slammed in her face. But Marty and Irene don't give up that easily. Instead, they invent fictitious private investigator, Sherlock Holmes, to open those doors for them! Between Marty's eclectic class-crashing knowledge and Irene's tech know-how, "Sherlock Holmes" investigates an over-the-hill yoga teacher, mob shops in Chinatown, pot dispensaries in the East Bay, and a slew of suspicious characters. But when the killer returns—this time with Marty in sight!—even the great Holmes may not be able to save her...at least not without a little help from the girls. "One of the most anticipated of the fall releases happens to be one of THE BEST of the fall releases! Halliday and Rey have joined forces to create a SUPERLATIVE new cozy mystery series that will leave readers clamoring for more." —Diane Morasco, Blogcritics Reviews What critics are saying about Gemma Halliday's books: "A saucy combination of romance and suspense that is simply irresistible." —Chicago Tribune "Stylish...nonstop action...guaranteed to keep chick lit and mystery fans happy!" —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Smart, funny and snappy...the perfect beach read!" —Fresh Fiction "A roller coaster ride full of fun and excitement!" —Romance Reviews Today

30 review for Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Oh my! Let me start by saying, I was really looking forward to reading this book. I have read nearly everything, if not everything, Gemma has authored or co-authored and have been really happy to give it all nothing less than four stars. This book, however, didn't meet the standard I've become accustomed to from Gemma as an author. This not a negative review, it's simply my honest review after having read this book. I felt like the storyline was contrived and the connection with the characters wa Oh my! Let me start by saying, I was really looking forward to reading this book. I have read nearly everything, if not everything, Gemma has authored or co-authored and have been really happy to give it all nothing less than four stars. This book, however, didn't meet the standard I've become accustomed to from Gemma as an author. This not a negative review, it's simply my honest review after having read this book. I felt like the storyline was contrived and the connection with the characters wasn't there. It had a very juvenile feel to it. There were areas being drawn out and areas being rushed. I found myself skipping some of the filler. One of the characters is displaced because you can't figure out if he's weird or a psychopath trying to cause trouble. The character is written to try and lend some depth to the protagonist but falls extremely short. With a book about a Sherlock Holmes, what else could the ME be named but Watson? There again, though, it feels forced as does the chemistry, or lack thereof. I'm not going to tell you not to try it because you may very well like it much better than I did.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    I'm abandoning this book. I really wanted to like it more than I actually do. I made it 40% through, but it's just not plausible for me. The main character is supposed to be filling in for Sherlock Holmes, but she's not even able to follow a chess game. Sorry, I like my Sherlock Holmes to be clever, even mentally brilliant. Otherwise she should be someone else entirely. I'm abandoning this book. I really wanted to like it more than I actually do. I made it 40% through, but it's just not plausible for me. The main character is supposed to be filling in for Sherlock Holmes, but she's not even able to follow a chess game. Sorry, I like my Sherlock Holmes to be clever, even mentally brilliant. Otherwise she should be someone else entirely.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jaime Hall

    Not The Best I didn't hate it, but I certainly didn't like it either. Maybe I felt the use of Sherlock Holmes was too flippant and dumbed down. In any event I just couldn't get caught up in the book. Such a bummer. Not The Best I didn't hate it, but I certainly didn't like it either. Maybe I felt the use of Sherlock Holmes was too flippant and dumbed down. In any event I just couldn't get caught up in the book. Such a bummer.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carol Evans

    I do love a Holmes remake. Sherlock Holmes doesn't exist here, either as a fictional character or a real person, as he does in so many other stories. Marty and Irene make him up to explain their investigating to the cops (Lastrade) and coroner (Watson). The names are familiar, but only bear a passing resemblance to the originals. This is a fun mystery. The aunt who was murdered was not a nice old lady. There were plenty of people who may have been happy to see her dead. As a mystery it was okay, I do love a Holmes remake. Sherlock Holmes doesn't exist here, either as a fictional character or a real person, as he does in so many other stories. Marty and Irene make him up to explain their investigating to the cops (Lastrade) and coroner (Watson). The names are familiar, but only bear a passing resemblance to the originals. This is a fun mystery. The aunt who was murdered was not a nice old lady. There were plenty of people who may have been happy to see her dead. As a mystery it was okay, plenty of clues and suspects. I did guess who the killer was, but that didn't make the mystery any less enjoyable. Marty is our detective and Irene is her sidekick - her rich, smart sidekick. I like that this re-imaging puts the women in charge. Marty is observant and interested in a variety of topics. Irene is a bit over-enthusiastic, she's the one who kind of instigates the whole Holmes deception. They make a great team, they're clever, but in over their head - typical amateur detectives I guess. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde is a funny, quick, lighthearted read. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lady Entropy

    I am determined to give this book a further chance, even if I was a little disappointed at how a brilliant concept was pretty much thrown away. I would have liked to see this concept - that Sherlock Holmes was concocted by two women (Miss Hudson and Irene Adler) to be able to conduct investigations on their own - actually explored and not just used as a gimmick. I didn't feel Sherlock Holmes most of the book (except at the start, where Martha's skills are shown and explained by her love of sneaki I am determined to give this book a further chance, even if I was a little disappointed at how a brilliant concept was pretty much thrown away. I would have liked to see this concept - that Sherlock Holmes was concocted by two women (Miss Hudson and Irene Adler) to be able to conduct investigations on their own - actually explored and not just used as a gimmick. I didn't feel Sherlock Holmes most of the book (except at the start, where Martha's skills are shown and explained by her love of sneaking into uni classes). Instead, after a brilliant start the book faded into a typical "poor protagonist and much hotter and richer friend solve mysteries, and there is a hot love interest". Poor poor Doctor Watson, crammed in there just as eye candy, stripped of his amazing and problematic personality. He's just a doctor, he's into expensive food and classy joints and he's incredibly ripped and hot. Yeah, he deserved better. Still, the mystery itself isn't particularly interesting but it's a good start, and I am going to give this series a second chance.

  6. 5 out of 5

    TJ

    3.5/5.0 For a light, humorous romp of a mystery, this one is perfect. I had a few problems with the "intelligent" main male characters buying into "Sherlock Holmes is our boss" fish-tale, though. Also some of the situations stretched believability to snapping. Still, it's a romp, right? It doesn't have to be that believable. It doesn't have to be that deep, it's fun! 3.5/5.0 For a light, humorous romp of a mystery, this one is perfect. I had a few problems with the "intelligent" main male characters buying into "Sherlock Holmes is our boss" fish-tale, though. Also some of the situations stretched believability to snapping. Still, it's a romp, right? It doesn't have to be that believable. It doesn't have to be that deep, it's fun!

  7. 5 out of 5

    GERRY Hermans

    Marty Hudson is left a run down house on 221 Baker street by a long lost aunt. Marty sifts through he aunts belongings & finds clues suggesting her aunt may have been murdered. With her savvy tech friend Irene Adler a fictitious Sherlock Holmes is invented who "investigates' the Chinese mob, pot dealers, a yoga instructor & other suspicious characters. Of course there's the handsome Dr John Watson, the dour detective Lestrade, & an unknown killer determined to do in Marty. Yes the Games Afoot! Marty Hudson is left a run down house on 221 Baker street by a long lost aunt. Marty sifts through he aunts belongings & finds clues suggesting her aunt may have been murdered. With her savvy tech friend Irene Adler a fictitious Sherlock Holmes is invented who "investigates' the Chinese mob, pot dealers, a yoga instructor & other suspicious characters. Of course there's the handsome Dr John Watson, the dour detective Lestrade, & an unknown killer determined to do in Marty. Yes the Games Afoot!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Deb Diem

    Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Brash Blonde by Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey is an entertaining read. This well-written book is loaded with fantastic, lovable characters. Marty's story is full of humor, mystery and suspense. I enjoyed reading this book and would happily read more from Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey. Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Brash Blonde is book 1 of the Marty Hudson Mysteries but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Brash Blonde by Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey is an entertaining read. This well-written book is loaded with fantastic, lovable characters. Marty's story is full of humor, mystery and suspense. I enjoyed reading this book and would happily read more from Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey. Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Brash Blonde is book 1 of the Marty Hudson Mysteries but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ying_ko

    A delightful little mystery In a world where Sherlock Holmes two women invent him. It is a bit like Remington Steele on TV, but with character names out of the Conon Doyle books. A woman dies and the niece finds out she has inherited a house from her previously unknown great aunt. What starts as a means to simply find out how the aunt died by inventing a private detective morphs into a murder case with a variety of suspects, motives, and a rather satisfying conclusion.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jo-Ann Carson

    This is the second book by Gemma Halliday that I've read. While I believe it's targetted to a younger audience, I loved it. I doubled over with laughter when the heroine interrogates a yoga instructor from the sixties and worries about twisting her pancreas. Omigosh, these ladies can write. The mystery is intricately woven with a heavy dose of red herrings. The characters jump off the page. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes witty, cozy mysteries. This is the second book by Gemma Halliday that I've read. While I believe it's targetted to a younger audience, I loved it. I doubled over with laughter when the heroine interrogates a yoga instructor from the sixties and worries about twisting her pancreas. Omigosh, these ladies can write. The mystery is intricately woven with a heavy dose of red herrings. The characters jump off the page. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes witty, cozy mysteries.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Suzan

    I enjoyed this fun quirky mystery. I am giving it 4 stars but if 3.5 were available that would be closer to the correct score for me. I had a hard time with the whole Sherlock Holmes craziness. Being a huge fan of Sherlock anything this book was hard to believe that no one seemed to have ever heard of anything Sherlock. Oh well, that aside the book was a clean lite read and just what I needed during our crazy 2020 times.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Paul Swisshelm

    I purchased this book based entirely on the title since I am a big Sherlock Homes fan. Although the book was an easy read and flowed fairly well, I was a bit disappointed with the writing style and complete lack of any mention of Sherlock Holmes other than making him out to be an unknown investigator and the name of other characters in the book being in line with those in Conan Doyle's books. I'll have to read the synopsis of books a little more closely in the future. I purchased this book based entirely on the title since I am a big Sherlock Homes fan. Although the book was an easy read and flowed fairly well, I was a bit disappointed with the writing style and complete lack of any mention of Sherlock Holmes other than making him out to be an unknown investigator and the name of other characters in the book being in line with those in Conan Doyle's books. I'll have to read the synopsis of books a little more closely in the future.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    This was a fun read from start to finish. Terrific main characters and plenty of entertaining side characters. A good twisty plot, a hunky medical examiner, lots of humor, and, if that wasn't enough, an adorable basset hound .❤ I will need to get the second book in this series ASAP. This was a fun read from start to finish. Terrific main characters and plenty of entertaining side characters. A good twisty plot, a hunky medical examiner, lots of humor, and, if that wasn't enough, an adorable basset hound .❤ I will need to get the second book in this series ASAP.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Dowd

    OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE Marty inherited a falling down house from a great-aunt she didn't know she had and it goes down from there. With a dash of mafiosos, indifferent cops, and a M.E. that's great to look at, this is a fun read. OUT OF THE FRYING PAN AND INTO THE FIRE Marty inherited a falling down house from a great-aunt she didn't know she had and it goes down from there. With a dash of mafiosos, indifferent cops, and a M.E. that's great to look at, this is a fun read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    LaDawn Maerin

    Fun and funny take on a classic Sherlock Holmes situation By rearranging the characters, adding a dash of attraction, and locating the whole setting in San Francisco instead of London, the authors have given us a perfectly marvelous cozy mystery. Read, enjoy!

  16. 4 out of 5

    LINDA BUTTACAVOLI

    this was a fun book to read especially if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan. lots of references to books by Conan Doyle really enjoyed this one - am 1/2 way through book 2. hopefully there will be more than 2 books!!! this was a fun book to read especially if you're a Sherlock Holmes fan. lots of references to books by Conan Doyle really enjoyed this one - am 1/2 way through book 2. hopefully there will be more than 2 books!!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Karl Hakimian

    That was a lot more fun that I expected. While there have been plenty of Sherlock Holmes reboots etc. This was a bit different. The story was well told with plenty of humor. The mystery was well done and the resolution satisfying.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Faith Hakimian

    This was lovely! Definitely a different twist on Sherlock Holmes, and it worked so well. The characters, the prose, the story-- everything was thoroughly enjoyable, and I'm already looking forward to reading the next book. This was lovely! Definitely a different twist on Sherlock Holmes, and it worked so well. The characters, the prose, the story-- everything was thoroughly enjoyable, and I'm already looking forward to reading the next book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kelli

    I'm ready for book # 2!! I really liked the characters and the story line. I was guessing until the end. I can't wait to see what else Marty & Irene get into. I'm ready for book # 2!! I really liked the characters and the story line. I was guessing until the end. I can't wait to see what else Marty & Irene get into.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jamie S

    Really a 3 1/2. Not rocket science, but a solid cozy. Characters are pretty well established. I will seek out the second book in the series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael Shuck

    light, funny, clever, held my attention - just what I was looking for.

  22. 4 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    For anyone in the mood for a light, humorous, mystery, this one should definitely be high on the list! Read full review in the 2016 October issue of InD'tale Magazine. For anyone in the mood for a light, humorous, mystery, this one should definitely be high on the list! Read full review in the 2016 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lillian I.

    The authors take the reader on an entertaining romp as Martha Hudson and Irene Adler work together to solve the murder of Martha's aunt in San Francisco. The character names are familiar, but bear little resemblance to their predecessors. In this world, it seems Sherlock Holmes is nothing more than a made up name and Dr. Watson is the local coroner. It's a fun read told with a sense of humor. The authors take the reader on an entertaining romp as Martha Hudson and Irene Adler work together to solve the murder of Martha's aunt in San Francisco. The character names are familiar, but bear little resemblance to their predecessors. In this world, it seems Sherlock Holmes is nothing more than a made up name and Dr. Watson is the local coroner. It's a fun read told with a sense of humor.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    I love anything Sherlock Holmes and this book is a fresh take on the characters surrounding Sherlock Holmes. I enjoyed the build up of the tension in the story and the pace was perfect. I look forward to reading more in this series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Hackel

    Marty (Martha) Hudson is in her twenties working as a barista at the campus coffee house at Stanford University. What she would like to be doing is taking classes and working towards a degree. However tuition is beyond her as it is obvious when you learn she is living in a ramshackle apartment and is behind on her rent. She does however, audit as many classes and lectures as she can, and many in the sciences. When she is contacted by an attorney, Marty thinks ii is about the back rent she owes. Marty (Martha) Hudson is in her twenties working as a barista at the campus coffee house at Stanford University. What she would like to be doing is taking classes and working towards a degree. However tuition is beyond her as it is obvious when you learn she is living in a ramshackle apartment and is behind on her rent. She does however, audit as many classes and lectures as she can, and many in the sciences. When she is contacted by an attorney, Marty thinks ii is about the back rent she owes. However, much to her surprise, she has inherited a house from a great-aunt she never knew about at 221 Baker Street. With excitement and dreams flittering through her mind, she and best friend, Irene, visit the house. She takes in the downtrodden Victorian and the dreams fly from her head. Once inside, they discover that great aunt Kate was a hoarder, with boxes of unknowns and stacks of magazines and papers everywhere. In an effort to learn more about Kate, they go to the police and talk to Detective Lestrade, who responded when a neighbor found her aunt dead in the house. With no satisfaction from the detective, the next stop (when it can be arranged) is to talk to the ME and find out her cause of death. When she finally talks to Dr. Watson, he won't tell her anything except it was a heart attack. He won't release a preliminary report to a citizen, and Irene (who must talk before thinking things through) blurts out that they work for a PI. Watson appears willing to share information with the PI and I thought it was odd that no one reacted to that very famous name or the fact that the address of Kate's house was the famous address of the fictitious Sherlock Holmes in London. You would think someone with the name of Dr. Watson would have heard jokes about his name sometime in his career, but no response was made. Hmm... Thanks to Irene's comments and her ability to create whatever is needed online, the PI Agency is established and the autopsy report is soon in their hands. Thanks to Marty's avid and eclectic class auditing, she is able to understand it and find a discrepancy that leads to a complex case and eventual resolution. This was an enjoyable book, although as I mentioned before you had to suspend belief a little to accept the name of the investigator. But that's part of the course with fiction, so it didn't bother me. It did raise questions as to how on earth they could keep up the charade, but you will have to read the book to find out! I will tell you that by the last sentence I was already wondering when the next book would come out! Many things need resolution and to be continued!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    My love of all things Gemma Halliday continues! This book is a kind of retelling Sherlock Holmes, but not really. This book is about Marty who inherits a house from her aunt. While trying to get information on her aunt's death her friend Irene makes up a PI named Sherlock Holmes. Of course there is also a cute medical examiner, Dr. John Watson. Overall, I really loved this book. I really enjoy anything that Gemma writes and might be a little bias. With that said, there was one issue I had. I did My love of all things Gemma Halliday continues! This book is a kind of retelling Sherlock Holmes, but not really. This book is about Marty who inherits a house from her aunt. While trying to get information on her aunt's death her friend Irene makes up a PI named Sherlock Holmes. Of course there is also a cute medical examiner, Dr. John Watson. Overall, I really loved this book. I really enjoy anything that Gemma writes and might be a little bias. With that said, there was one issue I had. I did not like that "Sherlock" was a PI because it is so close to the Jamie Bond stories. Other than that I loved it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    carol thomas

    Sherlock a new take I have thoroughly enjoyed this new series and look forward to the next one.. I look forward to see how the characters evolve.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Bartles

    I thoroughly enjoyed this new take on Sherlock Holmes and best friends Martha "Marty" Hudson and dot.com millionaire Irene Adler. Marty works in a coffee bar at Stanford University getting an education by crashing courses during her free time. An aunt she never knew about dies and leaves her a rundown Victorian home at 221 Baker Street, in San Francisco. When Marty suspects her aunt might have been murdered, she meets medical examiner, Dr. Watson. This leads to a very fun book. The authors did a I thoroughly enjoyed this new take on Sherlock Holmes and best friends Martha "Marty" Hudson and dot.com millionaire Irene Adler. Marty works in a coffee bar at Stanford University getting an education by crashing courses during her free time. An aunt she never knew about dies and leaves her a rundown Victorian home at 221 Baker Street, in San Francisco. When Marty suspects her aunt might have been murdered, she meets medical examiner, Dr. Watson. This leads to a very fun book. The authors did a fantastic job of keeping the flow moving and my attention right where it should be, on the action. I can't wait for the next installment!!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Eisner

    I was intrigued just from the description. It is a cool modern take on the tail of Sherlock Holmes it was different and very interesting. I haven't read Sherlock Holmes before but I have seen both the shows running right now and so some of the connections from the old story made sense to me. I couldn’t help feel bad for Marty. All she wanted was a connection to family and she kept being disappointed. It’s a sign of a good book when you can relate and feel for a character. I'm excited to see how s I was intrigued just from the description. It is a cool modern take on the tail of Sherlock Holmes it was different and very interesting. I haven't read Sherlock Holmes before but I have seen both the shows running right now and so some of the connections from the old story made sense to me. I couldn’t help feel bad for Marty. All she wanted was a connection to family and she kept being disappointed. It’s a sign of a good book when you can relate and feel for a character. I'm excited to see how she handles Toby. That should be interesting. I loved Irene. Every story book crime fighter needs an over excited sidekick to help lead them into trouble lol. Irene has that in spades. I hope she continues to lead Marty astray lol The mystery was good. There were so many wacky hijinks that I found myself laughing out loud. I did figure out the killer but only a little while before it was revealed. There was so much going on and so many suspects that it was hard to pin anyone down. I’m excited for the next book and to see what kind of trouble Marty gets herself into next. I’m also hoping we get a better read on Dr. Watson. I wanna know where his head is at and what his true thoughts are on “Sherlock Holmes”. If you like a good wacky cozy mystery then this is the book for you. If you love Sherlock Holmes in any of his incarnations then I think you'll get a kick out this story. It’s funny and cute and leaves you wanting more.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cecelia Kelsey

    First, I want to say I love this new series. The characters in it are fun, quirky and interesting. I think it is a hit! Martha Hudson could not afford to go to college. She worked at the coffee shop on campus and she would sneak into lectures occasionally. She was listing to a lecture on forensic pathology when she got a text that she was late for work again. While she was working, her best friend, Irene Alder, came in. Irene talked for awhile and left. Marty headed to her apartment which was in First, I want to say I love this new series. The characters in it are fun, quirky and interesting. I think it is a hit! Martha Hudson could not afford to go to college. She worked at the coffee shop on campus and she would sneak into lectures occasionally. She was listing to a lecture on forensic pathology when she got a text that she was late for work again. While she was working, her best friend, Irene Alder, came in. Irene talked for awhile and left. Marty headed to her apartment which was in a depressing building with an interesting cast of senior citizens. 2B scared her while she was unlocking her door. When she turned around, Ed was leering at her and wanted to take her out for a Big Mac. She declined and escaped to her apartment. Right after she walked in the phone rang and it was a lawyer telling her she had inherited a house from her Great Aunt Kate. She didn't even know she had an Aunt Kate. Her Father's side of the family was as much a mystery as he was. She could not wait to see the house and find out more about her aunt. Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey have created a funny, interesting and fast moving mystery. I loved all the people and the incorporation of Sherlock Holmes in the book. It was an interesting and fun book to read! I am really looking forward to the next Marty Hudson book!

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