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A Study in Scarlet Women

Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.) Book - 2016 Mystery / Thomas, Sherry 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.9 out of 5

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"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 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"-- Provided by publisher.


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'Lady Sherlock' series: Ravishingly intelligent, and addictive submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on August 21, 2020, 6:41am A gender-flipped narrative features that most beloved of British detectives, but none of his scorn. Sherlock is reimagined as a fashionable woman named Charlotte Holmes. The mystery will have you speculating until the last page, and Charlotte will seize your heart.

Gender-Swapped Sherlock submitted by Meginator on August 20, 2021, 7:58pm Content Note: The plot includes implied child abuse happening off-stage.

This book is a feminist, gender-swapped take on Sherlock Holmes, and though imperfect it is just as delightful as that summary implies. The book does suffer from some serious early pacing problems, but it’s worth fighting through the temporary disorientation to get to the heart of the story. Charlotte Holmes makes for an excellent heroine, a Victorian woman in a modern feminist mold who possesses her canonical counterpart’s keen observational skills and aligns herself with a group of allies not dissimilar to, though distinctly different from, Doyle’s supporting cast. Yet Thomas does more than imitate her predecessor, and this novel feels like a genuinely fresh take on the character even as it retains the core narrative characteristics of the classic Holmes tales. This book is imperfect, but many of its most substantial flaws seem to arise from its place as the series opener and it still delivers a fun reading experience. I will definitely continue with the Lady Sherlock books.

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New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
Year Published: 2016
Description: 323 p.
Language: English
Format: Book


Mystery fiction.