Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Review for The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas

Expected publication: October 15th 2019 by Berkley

Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of The Hollow of Fear.

As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork—or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas.

But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure.

Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton—everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake...

My Thoughts…

I am sad to say that I never read a Sherlock Holmes book or watched a movie with Sherlock Holmes in it.    I also didn’t read the first 3 books in this series.   Taking all of that into consideration, I struggled at the beginning of this book to keep the characters straight and to follow the story.   I am happy to say that I didn’t give up and I continued to read the book soon I was not wanting to stop reading, I wanted to learn more about the characters, and see how the story would end.   

The Art of Theft is a wonderful historical mystery.   I love the setting of the Victorian Era.   As I read, I was able to picture the beautiful houses, the amazing characters, and was curious as to if they would be able to help the Maharani.   The characters all work together, help each other, and never question if they should be involved in the latest adventure. 

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