Monday, January 30, 2017

The Woman: The Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series


By Detective Ryan Ashburton from the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series by Vicki Delany

She has got to be the world’s most exasperating woman!

She won’t keep her cute little nose out of police business in general and my cases in particular.


Okay, I’ll admit that when I decided to leave the Boston PD to return to my home town on Cape Cod to take the position of detective, the idea of seeing Gemma Doyle might have played some small part in my decision.

Things between us didn’t exactly end on a comfortable note. I mean, how could they? Not many guys could live with a woman who seemed to be able to read their minds. I know I couldn’t.  I can’t. And, so I left. Ran away, really and took the job in Boston.

But I couldn’t stay away, and now, I’m back.

She’s still here, still owning the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium at 222 Baker Street, West London along with Great Uncle Arthur Doyle. They’ve added a restaurant next door at number 220.  Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room, they call it. Nice place, as is the woman in charge, Jayne Wilson. I remember Jayne from back in school.

Gemma’s still here, and still interfering in police cases. Someone left something of value in her shop. Did Gemma hand it over to the police? Of course not. She had a better idea of trying to track down the owner and found herself wrapped up in a murder. Will she step back and let the police handle the investigation? Of course not.

What did Sherlock Holmes say? I shall be my own police. (The Five Orange Pips)

Don’t tell Louise Estrada, my new partner, this or my chief, but have to say Gemma sometimes does seem to have a point. I mean, she just knows things that others do not.

I can only be glad she didn’t take up a life of crime.

Elementary, She Read, the first in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series will be published by Crooked Lane on March 14. It’s now available for pre-order in ebook and hardcover formats.

Contest time! The Sherock Holmes bookshop series is set on Cape Cod, and Vicki picked up a few things on her spring visit. If you'd like to win this lovely Cape Cod recipe book and the little magnet with a painting the beach AND an Elementary, She Read Fridge magnet, please leave a comment. Vicki will give five runner-up winners an Elementary, She Read fridge magnet. Please leave your email (so we can contact the winner) for a chance to win. Contest closes Thursday am. Open to Canada and US residents.



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60 comments:

  1. What a fun contest and series to look forward to. Spending time with someone who can read your mind might be a little tough.
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  2. I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Net Galley and really enjoyed this book. I would love to win the magnet to commemorate this fun read. Kuzlin at aol.com

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  3. Vicki's novels are captivating and wonderful. Love them all. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. This looks like a fun book and thanks for the contest.

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  5. I am a sucker for Sherlock and this looks like a book I would love. Like the idea of the series.

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  6. What a delightful contest. I have enjoyed Vicki's books for many years, especially the Canadian locales which are unique and intriguing. This series sounds very special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Fun! I look forward to reading this new series. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  8. We always loved Cape Cod as a vacation place, so I am really looking forward to this series. Both "Elementary She Read" and the cookbook sound yummy! Nancy R jw.nl.reid@sympatico.ca

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  9. Sounds like a great series. I'm looking forward to it. Sjgolding@sbcglobal.net

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  10. I think I'd like to visit Cape Cod just to go to that bookstore. Thanks for the contest.
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  11. rebarger@bellsouth.netJanuary 30, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    Elementary- this looks like an amusing book! (The magnets are cute, also.) rebarger@bellsouth.net

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  12. I'm super excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  13. I love Sherlock and cozies. What a great combination! Sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance!
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  14. Thanks for the chance to win! nerdsrgood AT msn DOT com

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  15. Thank you for the chance to win! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  16. Sounds like a great new series to start reading!!

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  17. Wow, I would love to win this terrific giveaway! I just love cozy mysteries!! lindaheroddld999@gmail.com

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  18. I love anything Sherlock. Would love to win the recipe book also. Thanks for having this contest.
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  19. I just love Cape Cod. My in-laws live there so I am fortunate enough to get to visit a few times a year. This is a great giveaway. pgenest57@aol.com

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  20. Sounds really good. I look forward to it.
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  21. Thanks for the great giveaway! The recipe book sounds very interesting

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  22. forgot my contact email....jparr1746@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Great sounding book! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  24. Love the sound of this book! Can't wait to read. Great giveaway, the magnet would look be a great reminder on my refrig. Thanks for the chance.
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  25. I love Sherlock Holmes. He was an amazing character.
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  26. Love Sherlock Holmes. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  27. Already pre-ordered and cant wait! Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  28. I can't wait to read this book. If it is anything like your other series then I know I will love it. utaker555(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I can't wait to read this book. mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  30. I am excited about this new series.
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  31. Sherlock Holmes, my favorite. Would love to win the recipe book, Thanks for a chance.
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  32. Great giveaway for some really cute gifts. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win them.
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  33. I never win anything but I really would love this book package !!! seascapelife at gmail dot com . Thank you.

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  34. Thanks for the opportunity! cheers@Marjimmanor.com

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  35. Sounds like a great package, I love recipe books! Thank you! Colleenmvotour at yahoo com

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  36. this sounds like a book just up my alley and I can't wait to read it and share it with my mystery book club. I would love to win the contest, too

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  37. I look forward to reading this. Thanks for the great giveaway, too!
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  38. Can't wait to read your book! Thank you for a chance to win!
    I'm a school librarian in San Francisco. My students will love hearing about this book.
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  39. looks like a great new series looking forward to reading! patkuhn05 at gmail dot com

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  40. I've read every book Vicki/Eva has written and I can't wait for this new series! Hurry up March!!!! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaways.
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  41. This sounds like a fun series, I have throughly enjoyed other books by you and look forward to this one.

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  42. Am very eager to visit your Cape Cod! You had me at the title! amysue511 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. I loved the info on Elementary and would love to cherish your treasures that you found ptclayton2@aol.com

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  44. Visiting Cape Cod is one of the items on my bucket list. Adding a woman Sherlock Holmes too makes me want to
    head right to the bookstore and pick up this book. Thanks for sharing the info on it. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. The book sounds very exciting I look forward to reading. robinsontiger12hotmail.com Shirley Robinson

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  46. Looks like an interesting read. Since I'm new to your books I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks to this contest I've found a new author to read, thanks. craftypup2002@yahoo.com

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  47. Super excited to read! I still love all of the Sherlock mysteries. Thank you so much for the chance in your generous giveaway.
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  48. Thanks for a chance to win this! kristilewis.lrc@gmail.com

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  49. While I've never personally been to Cape Cod, I do enjoy reading about the locale. I'll look forward to reading more about Gemma and Detective Ryan on March 14th! I pre-ordered the Kindle version!
    :) Heather
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  50. What a cool contest
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  51. Looking forward to reading this! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win. generallylost at hotmail dot com Have a wonderful day! Thanks again, Sheila

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  52. Can't wait to read this. bob-wiesmann-at-gmail-com

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  53. thank you for the chance to win this book looks really good debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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