The Hollow of Fear

The Hollow of Fear

Large Print - 2019
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"Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When the estranged wife of her dear friend Lord Ingram is discovered dead on his estate, all signs point to him as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to find out the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432858667
Characteristics: 505 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jul 15, 2019

Couldn't get past the first chapter. Slow and boring from the start. Not for me.

Jun 19, 2019

This is definitely the best and twistiest of the series so far. Lots of character development, we get to see our characters in foreign situations with some high, high stakes. And finally! some clear, definite answers and revelations. Great setting with smooth transitions among the characters and effective plot connections and discoveries as Sherry Thomas jumps effortlessly between past and present. But best I like is that the characters know their personalities and their priorities well and will stand by them even if it means they have to let go of their personal desires. They regret sometimes where life has led them due to their choices (or lack thereof) but are still hopeful and I think there’s something beautiful to take away from that.

Hillsboro_ElenaG Mar 01, 2019

The latest installment in the witty and fun Lady Sherlock series has sleuth Charlotte Holmes on the hunt for a killer when her best friend, Lord Ingram, is accused of his wife's murder. The brilliant and fully realized characters, who all have their own schemes and secrets that will need to be unraveled, make this gender-bending Sherlock Holmes tale a delightful read.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Feb 06, 2019

I love this series an absurd amount, which never ceases to be mildly surprising to me, since I'm not a hug Holmes enthusiast, and I've also grown weary of Sherlock retellings. However, I think that Sherry Thomas' decision to cast Holmes as a woman in this reimagining was absolutely brilliant -- it's so much fun to read the character of the quirky, eccentric genius cast as a woman rather than as a man for once. Every book in this series has had a very sharp, smart mystery at its heart, but none more so than this one -- this also marks the first time that Holmes knows a lot -- a LOT -- more than the reader, though I don't want to spoil anything by saying more than that. Suffice it to say these books are auto-reads for me, and I will spend all year impatiently waiting for the fall and the next installment.

Feb 03, 2019

Another good book in the Lady Sherlock series. I love Charlotte "Sherlock" Holmes. She is someone who knows who she is and isn't willing to compromise. She loves her desserts and she keeps track of when she has had too much by how many chins she has. This time there is a great mystery of how and why someone has been murdered and who did it. There are so many twists and turns you really need to pay attention. I really enjoy this series and watch for each book to become available. It's always nice to have strong women as the protagonist especially when it's not appropriate for men to dine with women in public.

Jan 09, 2019

What if Sherlock Holmes were a woman? This complex story, the third in the series, kept me reading late more than one night! The author's inclusion of the constrictions on women of that time period highlighted how much they had to endure.


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