A Study in Honor

A Study in Honor

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Set in a near future Washington, DC, this novel offers a feminist twist on Sherlock Holmes, in which Dr. Janet Watson and covert agent Sara Holmes unmask a murderer.
The near future, Washington, D.C. While treating broken soldiers on the battlefields of the New Civil War, a sniper's bullet shattered Dr. Janet Watson's arm and ended her career. Struggling with the semi-functional mechanical arm, homeless and jobless, Watson meets another black and queer woman: Sara Holmes, a covert agent who offers the doctor a place to stay. Watson finds her new roommate strange-- but when they discover that soldiers from the New Civil War have begun dying one by one, and the deaths may involve the pharmaceutical industry and even the looming election. Watson and Holmes join forces to secure justice for these fallen soldiers. -- adapted from back cover
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062699305
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 23, 2018

On one hand this is not a great read. It probably looked good as an outline - in the beginning. But it leaves a yucky kind of taste. It had potential.

On the other hand - take the outline of the characters - especially Sara Holmes - could make for an interesting tv series. A Black female spy who knows all with serious financial resources. The Sara Holmes back story could make for a series we have not seen.

There are some mysteries/crime novels that you want to see the next one. This is not one of those books.


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