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From USA Today best-selling author Leonard Goldberg comes The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, a new thrilling tale of the great detective's daughter and her companion, Dr. John Watson Jr., as they investigate a murder at the highest levels of British society.

England, 1914. Joanna Blalock's keen mind and incredible insight lead her to become a highly skilled nurse, one of the few professions that allow her to use her finely tuned brain. But when she and her 10-year-old son witness a man fall to his death, apparently by suicide, they are visited by the elderly Dr. John Watson and his charming, handsome son, Dr. John Watson Jr. Impressed by her forensic skills, they invite her to become the third member of their investigative team.

Caught up in a Holmesian mystery that spans from hidden treasure to the Second Afghan War of 1878-1880, Joanna and her companions must devise an ingenious plan to catch a murderer in the act while dodging familiar culprits, Scotland Yard, and members of the British aristocracy. Unbeknownst to her, Joanna harbors a mystery of her own. The product of a one-time assignation between the now dead Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outwit the famous detective, Joanna has unwittingly inherited her parents' deductive genius.

©2017 Leonard Goldberg (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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great book

Loved this book very interesting to listen too. They got the story right and the ending was a surprise

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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wonderful

Sherlock was there in this believable mystery.. Exciting to feel the intellect of Holmes come alive in a woman. Worth it. And I hope there will be a sequel to fill out the character of iSherlock's dayghter

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Tedious at best, insulting to your intelligence at worst

Although one expects a certain amount of incredulity at her intelligence by her male colleagues to be part of the plot in a Gender-swapped Sherlockian Mystery, and the heroine overcoming it to be an early victory, this state of affairs drags on forever where her companions are shocked by how much she knows and observes but repeat ad nauseam her skills as a "highly trained surgical nurse." This is perhaps not unfair as 3 chapters in all she's managed to deduce is that the primary witness to the crime is nearsighted and that objects fall at 32 feet per second, a fact they spend an eternity discussing how she knew that and (spoiler alert) she read it in a physics book once and remembered it. (Shocking! Brava Lady Holmes!)

Between the stilted condescending and patronizing dialogue (not just towards our intelligent female heroine oddity, but also somehow towards you, our dear reader) and the fact that the obvious conclusion to the first mystery presented could be solved in 15 minutes and they're going to make me read about it for the next two hours.. I simply cannot continue. I'll take literally any other of the Female Holmes novels over this one. At least in A Study of Scarlet Women they have delicious descriptions of pastries.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Sherlock stories continue!

As a devoted Holmes fan, I found this story superb. The audio presentation was also excellent...one of those where I stay in the car long after the trip is done, just to hear more. Enjoyable from start to finish!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Adequate

Not very creative. The character's connection to Sherlock Holmes, as well as the Luke warm romance felt forced. Predictable storytelling.

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  • sonia
  • Alexandria ,Virginia, United States
  • 07-17-17

I LOVED IT!!!

So entertaining, well read and identifiable. Mrs. Blalock took me back to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories and the visit was wonderful. I believe that anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes, will enjoy this as well. It isn't quite as invIf it was to become a series, I would be one of the first to pre-order it.

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Excellent, Watson! The story is afoot!

I'm not a Baker Street Irregular, but as close as can be to those Holmes aficionados, and I can say with no reserve, Bravo Goldberg, you've done it! The book was made even more enjoyable by Steve West's stellar performance. He nailed the voices and the accents until you were sure you were listening to five different people. I really enjoyed this novel as much as I enjoyed the Conan Doyle tales, so if you ever matched wits with Sherlock, this is the book for you.

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  • Yvonne
  • Southfield, mi, United States
  • 10-22-17

Where was the action?

I love everything Sherlock and Mysteries & Thrillers > Historical. Disappointingly, this feel short. I had many of the deductive reasoning that makes Sherlock enjoy. The fact that as a woman there is that factor that makes men uncomfortable and under estimate her intelligence. The Watson and Watson angle, both doctors with an interest in solving mysteries is fine. With the male and female, Watson and Sherlock a unique twist on their romance. This is a different method to illustrate the depth of their respect and feelings of the original pair. Many of the characters just thrown in to have the connection to the original and many of the incidents were inaccurate. What is lacks is the action and it not hold my attention.

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loved it!

loved it. was a great follow up to Sherlock holmes! wish there was more of them.

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Great book

Highly recommend for mystery readers. Well written with an engaging story. Narration was done well.

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