Miss Moriarty, I Presume? by Sherry Thomas
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 – Berkley
Review galley courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley
Charlotte Holmes comes face to face with her enemy when Moriarty turns to her in his hour of need, in the USA Today bestselling series set in Victorian England.
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? (publisher)
Miss Moriarty, I Presume? is a fun and exciting addition to the Lady Sherlock series. Charlotte Holmes is one of my favorite characters in recent years. She’s smart, intuitive, loves to eat and seems unconcerned what people (other than those closest to her) think of her. I love that author Sherry Thomas makes me chuckle at something Charlotte has done or thought. The mystery is secondary for me. She and her team find themselves with an intriguing assignment in their latest case. It was interesting but what I really loved was finding out what was new for Charlotte, Lord Ingram, Mrs. Watson and all the rest.
Recommended to fans of historical mystery. I know this is book 6 but I encourage readers to begin with book one and have fun getting to know Charlotte. I can’t wait to see what Sherry Thomas has in store with this group in the next book.
9 thoughts on “Miss Moriarty, I Presume?”
Thanks! I really need to start reading these books.
I think this is a good series for readers who haven’t yet dipped their toes into the Historical Mystery genre!
Oh, thanks for telling your thoughts on this new Lady Sherlock book, Mary. I’m 1st on the hold list when my new library gets this book processed. Can’t wait! And I agree that starting at the beginning here will let the reader understand about the characters and hopefully come to love them.
I hope you enjoy it, Kay!
I read Katherine’s review of this and now your one is making me really want to get into this series. Our library has it so I think I will chase it up.
The audiobooks are wonderful – great narrator.
I really enjoyed this one and the series as a whole. I definitely agree that this series is best read from the first.
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I love historical novels so I might like this. The mystery aspect would probably be secondary for me, too.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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