Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Murder on Cold Street by Sherry Thomas

Lady Sherlock is shocked to hear Inspector Treadle is in jail.  He was found in a room with two dead men, covered with blood, and waving his gun at the police officers.  The worst part is that he won't speak in his defense.  He says nothing except that he's sorry.  His wife comes to visit and asks if Sherlock Holmes will help.  Lady Sherlock checks and says yes.

Berkley Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 8th.

Lord Ingram is around.  He's getting a divorce and is in love with Lady Sherlock.  She's not sure if what she feels for him is love, but she does care for him.  He helps her with her investigation.

This is a series and I've enjoyed reading the others and couldn't miss this one.  It's also a very good mystery that Lady Sherlock figures out but then has to figure out how to prove it.

The more people she talks to, the more confusing it gets.  Then they look st the books for the company they worked at.  There is missing money.

Mrs Treadle worked with both men.  She was now the owner and operator of the company.  Sullivan gave the impression they were close when she didn't like him at all.  Now there are rumors they were lovers and that's why her husband killed him.

When they find out where the missing money went, that the inspector's gun had been stolen before the deaths, and who had been in and out of the vacant house, it casts a very different look at the murders.

It was an unusual murder driven by greed.  Moriarty is involved which makes it dangerous but Lady Sherlock doesn't give up.

I'm anxious to see how this romance works out.  I'll be reading the next book in this series.

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