The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series. Because who isn’t ready for a fun, feminist romp through Victorian London and fresh new riff on classic Holmesian lore? I KNOW I AM!
Before we get into the review of Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James, did you know Holmesian lore was a thing?
I looked it up and “Holmesian lore” is circa 1903. It’s for fans of Sherlock Holmes, which also includes fanlore, fanzine, and Holmesian Federation. However, since 2010 it’s more common in North America to call yourself a “Sherlockian.”
I was going to say I’ve always loved Sherlock Holmes stories and consume basically anything Sherlock Holmes-related. Except I’ve never heard of a Holmesian or Sherlockian and I’m not sure I’m comfortable calling myself one. So I think I will step back a smidgen, say I enjoy Sherlock Holmes stories, and leave it at that.
These are fun stories. These focusing more on the new heroine, Lucy James. Readers can experience the world of Sherlock Holmes through the eyes of a young American actress. Who seems to run into trouble wherever she goes. Staying true to what we love about Sherlock Holmes adventures, you’ll experience wacky capers and dangerous escapades while racing the clock to figure out who did it, why they did it, and how Lucy got wrapped up in it again!
If you love Sherlock Holmes I know you’ll enjoy this series by father-daughter team Charles Veley and Anna Elliott.
Ready to read the series for yourself?
Get your free copy of the novella The Crown Jewel Mystery, the prequel to The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery series.
Other books in the series:
- Remember, Remember
- The Jubilee Problem
- Death at the Diogenes Club
- The Return of the Ripper
Since Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novel A Study in Scarlet, the fictional detective has gone on to become one of the most beloved and iconic pop culture characters of all time, spawning thousands of stage and radio plays, television shows, films, and books.
Now, father-daughter author duo Charles Veley and Anna Elliott have introduced the world to a fresh yet faithful reimagining of Holmes with The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series—praised by Publishers Weekly as a “winning” addition to the Holmesian canon that “readers will look forward to further adventures [in].”
Readers, meet Lucy James
Introducing readers to Lucy James—an independent, modern-minded young woman who inherited her father’s intelligence and detective skills—and a Sherlock who must contend with the mysteries and challenges of being a parent, the 2017 releases in The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series—available in a special box set edition as of ‘Cyber Monday’ (November 27, 2017)!—include Remember, Remember, The Crown Jewel Mystery, The Jubilee Problem, and Death at the Diogenes Club.
Preceded by The Last Moriarty (2015) and The Wilhelm Conspiracy (2016)—books #1 and #2 in the series, penned by Charles Veley—the Ellliott-Veley collaboration on the Sherlock & Lucy series has been praised by critics as “a new way to enjoy Sherlockian mysteries” (The Santa Barbara Independent) and “a very delightful way to spend an afternoon” (History From A Woman’s Perspective).
The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series by Charles Veley and Anna Elliott to date includes The Last Moriarty (2015) and The Wilhelm Conspiracy (2016), and the 2017 releases Remember, Remember, The Crown Jewel Mystery, The Jubilee Problem, and Death at the Diogenes Club. As of November 27th, all of the 2017 releases in the Sherlock & Lucy series will be available in a special box set edition (ebook & audiobook formats only) via Amazon. All titles are available for purchase in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats via Amazon and Audible.
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