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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library M DEL (Text) 33500013736301 New Checked out 02/15/2023
Fertile Public Library M DEL (Text) 33500013736293 New Checked out 02/23/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781639101450
  • ISBN: 1639101454
  • Physical Description: 313 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, 2023.

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Asked to look into some strange happenings at Scarlet House, a historical re-enactment museum, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, and Jayne instead find a dead body and suspect foul play as secrets about the museum come to light.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    Co-owner of both Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium and Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room, Englishwoman Gemma Doyle reluctantly agrees to spend the night at Scarlet House, a historic home located in West London, Massachusetts, owned by the local historical society. Mysterious happenings at the farm have led some to believe the house may be haunted. Gemma, not believing in ghosts, thinks someone is playing practical jokes, but her interest in investigating is piqued when more unexplained events occur that night. However, she soon realizes it's no joke when one of the volunteers is found dead. Complicating matters, her shop assistant, Ashleigh, disappears, and Gemma's sister, Pippa, whom Gemma believes has a clandestine position in the British government, pays an unexpected visit. Gemma works to find Ashleigh while trying to determine Pippa's real reason for visiting. Plot twists, Sherlock Holmes lore, historical facts woven through the story, engaging characters, and the details of running a small business in a coastal town enhance this satisfying cozy. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Vicki Delany is a bestselling author of more than thirty novels/novellas in several of mystery's subgenres. Born in Manitoba and raised in Ontario, she is the former president of the Crime Writers of Canada, a member of Capital Crime Writers, and a member of Sisters in Crime.

Subject: Bookstore owners > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Historical museums > Massachusetts > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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