Waiting On Wednesday (167) @sherrythomas @BerkleyPub

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Miss Moriarty, I Presume?
The Lady Sherlock Series #6
Sherry Thomas
Berkley Books, November 2021
Mtstery, Historical

From the publisher—

A most unexpected client shows up at Charlotte Holmes’s doorstep: Moriarty himself. Moriarty fears that tragedy has befallen his daughter and wants Charlotte to find out the truth.

Charlotte and Mrs. Watson travel to a remote community of occult practitioners where Moriarty’s daughter was last seen, a place full of lies and liars. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s sister Livia tries to make sense of a mysterious message from her beau Mr. Marbleton. And Charlotte’s longtime friend and ally Lord Ingram at last turns his seductive prowess on Charlotte—or is it the other way around?

But the more secrets Charlotte unravels about Miss Moriarty’s disappearance, the more she wonders why Moriarty has entrusted this delicate matter to her of all people. Is it merely to test Charlotte’s skills as an investigator, or has the man of shadows trapped her in a nest of vipers?

Why am I waiting so eagerly? I’m not especially fond of Sherlock Holmes but I do enjoy some of the numerous pastiches and this series is, I think, one of the best. Ms. Thomas offers a re-imagining of the famous detective but in female form and Charlotte has to contend with all the male-dominated societal restrictions of the day hence Charlotte presents herself to the world as the sister of her ill but nonexistent brother. With a premise like that, the possibilities are limitless and each book has entertained me greatly. I can expect no less from this entry 😃

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