Nov. 14, 2016

The return of Irene Adler!

The Detective and the Woman by Amy Thomas

My thanks to Steve and Timi at MX Publishing for my review copy of this book. May Undershaw stand forever as a beacon in remembrance of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

Possible spoilers, but I really strive only to whet the appetite…

Irene Adler, you may recall, was married to Godfrey Norton at the end of “A Scandal in Bohemia.” Now it seems that their marriage turned out badly. Unfortunately, Godfrey Norton proved to be a cruel man who married Irene for her fortune. Unknown to her, Godfrey had inherited a large estate which required her fortune to keep it shipshape.

Godfrey Norton died suddenly of a heart attack, and Irene was again free. She went back to her singing career, successfully turning cities in the United States. Her latest engagement is in Orlando, Florida, where she runs into Sherlock Holmes…

Holmes is supposed to be dead, killed at Reichenbach Falls. But Mycroft has discovered a plot against Irene Adler, by the duo of her lawyer James Barnett and would-be citrus grove magnate Alberto Sanchez. So Sherlock Holmes is dispatched to Florida to renew his acquaintance with The Woman…

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the first in a series by Amy Thomas starring Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. The plot has many twists and turns and is full of intrigue, danger, and a budding relationship between two former foes…

I give the book five stars!

Quoth the Raven…

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