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A Conspiracy in Belgravia Audiobook

A Conspiracy in Belgravia

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Publisher's Summary

The game is afoot as Charlotte Holmes returns in USA Today best-selling author Sherry Thomas' Victorian-set Lady Sherlock series.

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she has had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she is not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office.

Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous. Matters of loyalty and discretion aside, the case becomes even more personal for Charlotte as the missing man is none other than Myron Finch, her illegitimate half-brother.

In the meanwhile, Charlotte wrestles with a surprising proposal of marriage, a mysterious stranger woos her sister Livia, and an unidentified body surfaces where least expected. Charlotte's investigative prowess is challenged as never before: Can she find her brother in time - or will he, too, end up as a nameless corpse somewhere in the belly of London?

©2017 Sherry Thomas (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Engaging story with well thought out characters, made all the better with superb narration by Ms Reading




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    who knew a derivation on Sherlock Holmes could be so compelling. I can't wait for the next one.

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    I feel like the Nesquik bunny drinking chocolate milk...you drink it so fast and you wish you would have slowed down. I listened to it it two days. It was so good I wish I would have stretched it out but it was too good not to keep listening. Now if only Sherry Thomas would write another one as quick as I can make chocolate milk. :)

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    Looking forward to next book in this series. Did not figure out the ending and that was enjoyable.

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    What did you love best about A Conspiracy in Belgravia?

    Great characters and story telling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept me guessing up to the end.


    What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

    Everything - she is the perfect narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did and have the dark eye-circles to show for it.


    Any additional comments?

    When does the next one come out?

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    I really enjoyed this book and hope Sherry Thomas is working on the next book in this series. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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    This is such a good series. No one will be able to duplicate Author Doyle’s Sherlock. Yet we still hunger for a good Sherlockian novel. Sherry Thomas does an amazing thing and give us our beloved Sherlock characters, but with a new twist which keeps it fresh. This is the second novel in the Lady Sherlock series. Understanding this story is not predicated upon reading the first one, but the first does add deeper understanding.

    Charlotte Holmes is a round woman with two chins. She is an intelligent, progressive woman who finds eating a necessarity to keep her two chins and to jump start her thinking. I pictured her is a slender woman with very prim manners. I mean she has Bancroft and Ingram, brothers, smitten with her. Her prim manners are to make her Madeline cookies last longer. LOL

    Changing the sex of Sherlock adds the societal sexist norms to the story. Even the most progressive men can appreciate an intelligent woman. But FEW really want that kind of woman as their wife. Re-casting allows for the challenges and perils facing women at that time to increase the tension on top of the murder.

    After detective Treadles discovers that Sherlock is female, he feels she has emasculate him, wherein he labels her as a woman of ill repute. He is haunted throughout the novel by the fear of looking less than when compared to a woman. His distress in compounded when he sees the qualities of intelligence and organization in his wife. At one time, she desired to work in the family business but having a brother made that a moot point.

    Respectability for women is equated with being a wife and mother- even for the most progressive man.

    Charlotte is an enigma. She has never been concern about what others think about her. This has been liberating and allows her to do Charlotte. Remember, in book one, she orchestrated a scandal, a sexual tryst with a married man, to remove her marriageability null and void.

    Livia, Charlotte’s older sister, is an emotional mess. She is unmarried, does not have confidence in social situations, and worried what her future life will be because her parents are squandering their funds. Her frustrations point to the societal constraints on women. Kate Reading narration of Livia mortification of her actions is heart wrenching.
    Livia says to herself, “Dear God what a disaster. And she was so stupid. So stupid. When would she learn? When will she at least get it into her thick moronic head that nothing good would ever happen to her?”

    Doyle’s Bancroft and Sherlock are brothers who work in secret service. Thomas’ Bancroft and Ingram are the brothers who work together They are unmatched in their machinations and keeping the queen and country safe and their admiration and affection for Holmes. Bancroft courts Sherlock not with flowers, but mysteries. His gifts are the major contingency to their marriage.But it is Ingram, married and with two children who knows Holmes. When discussing her possible marriage he shocks Holmes saying, “No one who asks you to marry them will be successful. When you’re ready to marry, you’ll tap the fellow on the shoulder and make the request yourself.”

    Of course, what would a Holmes novel be without Moriarty. Yes, he is now a character in Thomas’s Sherlock. Thomas deftly integrated Moriarty from the shadows. His henchmen are killing on the streets and his name in being whispered at high levels of the government. Oh that includes Sherlock at a high level.

    My prediction is that it will take at least two more books before Moriarty will make an appearance e. There was an abrupt end to a story line that I hope will be wrapped up in the next novel. in an interview by Thomas, she stated there will be a long love arc in the novel. I predict the arc will be started before Moriarty makes an appearance. Moriarty has to threaten Holmes who will be save by the one who loves her.

    With the prelude and then the story starting, the names became mixed up in my head and I could not recall were the story ended in book one. I was doing things as I was listening and had to listen to the first two chapter a couple of times.
    Bring on the next book, I am ready!

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