The Resource The hollow of fear, Sherry Thomas

The hollow of fear, Sherry Thomas

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The hollow of fear
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The hollow of fear
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Sherry Thomas
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eng
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"Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When the estranged wife of her dear friend Lord Ingram is discovered dead on his estate, all signs point to him as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to find out the truth"--
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  • Sherlockians who also love romance novels will best appreciate Thomas’s third Lady Sherlock mystery set in Victorian England (after 2017’s A Conspiracy in Belgravia). Charlotte Holmes works as the world’s only consulting detective under the name Sherlock Holmes, resorting to the contrivance of interviewing clients in her Baker Street sitting room on behalf of her brother, who’s confined to his bedroom with an illness. The prologue, which features Charlotte’s half-brother, Myron Finch, who has been posing as her family’s groom and is a former minion of Moriarty, “a man of dangerous aims,” builds to a dramatic encounter between Charlotte and Moriarty. The main narrative flashes forward several months to the case of Lord Ingram Ashburton. Ingram, who’s smitten with Charlotte, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his estranged wife, Lady Ingram, who became a fugitive after Charlotte exposed Lady Ingram’s role in the death of three agents of the Crown. Those who find Thomas’s creative reimagining plausible and don’t mind anachronistic language will have fun. Agent: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/27/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 35, p)
  • When Charlotte Holmes helps her half-brother escape from the men who are after him, she senses a plot in motion. Her sister Livia is an unwitting pawn who annually visits Mrs. Newell, a distant relative. But when the cisterns fail at Mrs. Newell's house, all her guests move to Lord Ingram's Stern Hollow estate. Livia is aware that society speculates that Charlotte and Ingram share more than friendship. When Livia and two of the worst gossips in London find Lady Ingram's body in the estate's icehouse, the chief inspector sent from Scotland Yard does everything in his power to prove that Ingram killed his wife while Charlotte goes undercover as Sherlock Holmes's brother to discover the truth about the murder. This third book in the series picks up exactly where A Conspiracy in Belgravia ended, which may be confusing to readers who have not read the earlier entries. Atmospheric and leisurely paced, with careful development of an elaborate story line, the title also offers a thought-provoking view of the expectations and roles of women in Victorian England. VERDICT Thomas's fans and readers of the Conan Doyle canon, especially The Valley of Fear, will appreciate the intricately crafted mystery, although others may find it difficult to follow. [See Prepub Alert, 4/19/18; "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 8/18.] --Lesa Holstine (Reviewed 10/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 16, p46)
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Thomas, Sherry
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813/.6
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no index present
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Series statement
The Lady Sherlock series
Series volume
[3]
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  • Women private investigators
  • Murder
  • Undercover operations
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Women private investigators
  • England
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The hollow of fear, Sherry Thomas
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on1019885322
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21 cm.
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First edition.
Extent
326 pages
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9780425281420
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2018018554
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(OCoLC)1019885322
Label
The hollow of fear, Sherry Thomas
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019885322
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780425281420
Lccn
2018018554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019885322

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