Book Review of Elementary, She Read (Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, Bk 1)

Elementary, She Read (Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, Bk 1)
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I really enjoyed this book. While Gemma's character had some of the traits of Sherlock Holmes, she also was a loving, caring woman. She wasn't the robot that Sherlock is sometimes portrayed to be. While the robot thing works well on the screen, it is hard to connect with that person in a novel. I think that is why the original Holmes books were shown through Watson's eyes. No need to do that with this book though. Although reserved, Gemma has a lively personality that a lot of introverts can relate to. Her relationship with Jayne was cleverly written and touching at the same time.

The mystery in Elementary, She Read, was very good. It was layered with a few twists. I never came close to guessing the end although there were some clues. I loved how the end played out. I won't put any spoilers in, but it wasn't any of the cliched tropes at all.

I would recommend this book to mystery lovers, cozy lovers, and fans of Sherlock Holmes.

*I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and have given an honest review*