Thursday, August 30, 2018

Not Another Charity Tea!


By Gemma Doyle from the Sherlock Holmes Bookshops series by Vicki Delany


Oh, no. She’s done it again.  My business partner and best friend Jayne Wilson, head baker at Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room next door to the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop at 222 Baker Street, has gone and volunteered us (US!) into hosting a charity tea.

This time it’s a silent auction for Scarlet House, the West  London museum, which suffered extensive fire damage last week.  That it wasn’t completely destroyed is only thanks to my cocker spaniel Violet, although people are praising me for altering the fire department.

Now I know all the shops on Baker Street are doing their bit for the auction. After all the museum brings a lot of tourists to our town.  But just for once couldn’t we give something, rather than doing extra work?

Oh, well. It’s just going to be a small thing, with cream tea rather than a full formal afternoon tea and only two choices of tea. And I, thank heavens , haven’t been asked to serve this time.

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I’m sure it’ll all go smoothly.

Meet Gemma Doyle and the gang from the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room in the series by bestselling author Vicki Delany.  The fourth book, A Scandal in Scarlet, will be out in November from Crooked Lane Books.






15 comments:

  1. I really enjoy this series...looking forward to the new release!

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  2. Thanks for letting me know, Chris.

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  3. I am a newbie to this series. Reading the info on your page makes me want to get my hands on this book.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Robin, it’s a great series! Gemma is so very Holmes, and yet, not.

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    2. I hope you do, Robin. And I hope you enjoy it.

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  4. Wait! We have to wait until November????? Dagnabit that’s so long! I’m not sure I have that much patience stored up.

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  5. I love this series! Looking forward to a new book.

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  6. I bet Jayne will provide some yummy treats for the tea.

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  7. Thanks for sharing. Loving the series.

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  8. This looks like a great series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I have a feeling that saying, "I'm sure it will all go smoothly," is about like asking, "What could go wrong?" *eep*

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  10. Looking forward to this! 📚🎈🎉❤

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  11. This series is amazing, Thanks for your great generosity.

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  12. I haven't read this series. I'm always looking for different authors and books. This looks like a really great series. Thank you for the opportunity. Scoobyspenny@gmail.com

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