Steffany Skelley Gilmer
The world first met fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novel, A Study in Scarlet. At the time, A Study in Scarlet was one of the first (possibly the first) detective novels.
Over the last 130+ years, Sherlock Homes has become one of the most beloved and iconic characters of all time. The world's favorite fictional detective has inspired thousands of stage and radio plays, television shows, movies, books - not to mention countless imaginative adventures for people all over the world.
Two of the people inspired by the Great Detective's timeless legacy are authors Charles Veley and Anna Elliot. Charles has loved Sherlock Holmes since his was a boy. As a father, he read the entire canon to his then-ten-year-old daughter at evening story time. Now grown, his daughter, historical novelist Anna Elliott (the Twilight of Avalon trilogy; The Pride & Prejudice Chronicles) has worked with him to develop critically acclaimed adventures in The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series!
In 2017, this father-daughter author duo released their first collaboration - Remember, Remember - in The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series. Their debut novel provided readers young and old with a fresh yet faithful re-imagining of the Great Detective and has quickly earned praise from Publishers Weekly, The Historical Novel Society and more!
In the Sherlock & Lucy series, Holmes - as brilliant and engaging as ever - is the father of Lucy James, an independent, modern-minded American actress living in Victorian London who inherited her father's intelligence, bravery and detective skills.
Each book in the Sherlock & Lucy series centers on Sherlock and Lucy as they collaborate on solving a crime, and contains exciting conflicts, clean language and imaginative mysteries similar to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tradition.
"While the Victorian era looked in many ways very different from our own - corsets! Lack of indoor plumbing! No iPhones! - there are human themes like love and family, and darker themes like crime and hate, that are still universal," author Anna Elliott says, "Our books are built on absolute love and respect for the original Sherlock Holmes canon, and yet give the reader a few more glimpses of theat humanity hinted at in the Conan Doyle stories."
So far, The Last Moriarty, The Wilhelm Conspiracy, Remember, Remember, The Crown Jewel Mystery (a prequel), The Jubilee Problem, Death at the Diogenes Club and the Return of the Ripper have been published in the popular Sherlock & Lucy Series. (All of these books can be enjoyed as 'standalone' stories or read in consecutive order.)
The newest adventure, Die Again Mr. Holmes, was released on January 2nd, 2019 in paperback and e-book formats and soon as an audiobook as well.
As an avid reader myself, I always loved exciting mysteries and crime-solving so naturally I loved reading Sherlock Holmes novels and watching movies about him. Sherlock Holmes' is a timeless classic full of mystery, excitement and intrigue that I just never tire of. Considering I'm such a fan of adventure/mystery novels & Sherlock Holmes, I was especially excited to be given the offer of sampling Charles Veley and Anna Elliot's newest novel, Die Again, Mr. Holmes (read what I loved about this book in just a minute!)
About Die Again, Mr. Holmes:
Legendary detective Sherlock Holmes makes an uncharacteristic mistake when a young woman begs him to help find her missing fiancé. Sherlock’s daughter, Lucy James, has a missing-persons case of her own, with a strange and aristocratic English lady as her client. But Lucy must also protect Becky, her ten-year-old sister-in-law, from a vicious criminal.
No one expects the devastating news that Sherlock Holmes has been murdered.
The newest adventure in this popular mystery series takes us from the depths of the Old Bailey courthouse and the seacoast lairs of smugglers to the splendor of a grand British country estate and the posh financial headquarters of Lloyd’s of London. For Watson, Sherlock and Lucy, survival will require valor, sacrifice, and even acts that go far outside Victorian law.
What We Loved About Die Again, Mr. Holmes:
As a fan of Sherlock Holmes novels, I felt right at home reading the newest of the Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery series. I was completely hooked from the moment I began Die Again, Mr. Holmes until I read the the very last page. Die Again, Mr. Holmes took me on a thrilling adventure full of mystery, exciting plot twists, and unforgettable characters.
Speaking of unforgettable characters, I absolutely loved Lucy James! Lucy James is truly her father's daughter - she is intelligent, courageous and confident. She fits perfectly into the Sherlock Holmes "world" we've all come to know and love, and yet she also brings something new and refreshing to Sherlock Holmes' story which readers of all ages will love.
Die Again, Mr. Holmes was my first taste of the new Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery Series and it was a phenomenal read that left me hungry for more. Die Again Mr. Holmes was perfect on its own and can be easily enjoyed even if you haven't read any of the other books in the Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery Series.
If you or your child are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, mystery novels, or crime-solving novels this is definitely a book you will want to put on your "Must Read" list for the Summer (we also love that this book has clean language so it's totally safe to read with the kiddos!)
As parents ourselves, we are excited to share Die Again, Mr. Holmes with our own children over Summer break and introduce them to the exciting, new adventures of the Great Detective and his brave daughter.
Read more about The Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery Series here: www.sherlockandlucy.com
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