Christmas at the Saporis by KD Sherrinford.

Christmas at the Saporis by KD Sherrinford.
The Story:

What will the Saporis find under the tree this year—Christmas presents, or family skeletons?

In the spirit of the holiday and a wish for familial harmony, Irene Adler persuades her detective husband to invite his brother Mycroft to Christmas luncheon. Holmes had cut ties with his brother when he discovered the machinations Mycroft employed that drove Sherlock and Adler apart for four years. He isn’t really sure this reunion is a great idea, but he can deny his wife nothing.

Of course, they can’t tell the children what Mycroft is to them, as that would entail learning that their father is the celebrated detective when they know him simply as Lucca Sapori. And just when they think things may be going better than expected, ghosts of the past crop up in unexpected ways and threaten to ruin the holidays for everyone.

My Take:

Christmas at the Saporis, the second book in the Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Mysteries series by KD Sherrinford, is a delightful read that will leave you fully satisfied.

Set in Victorian England, the story revolves around Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler as they are tasked with solving a complex mystery.

The plot is well-crafted, and the pacing is excellent, keeping the reader engaged from beginning to end.

Sherrinford does a great job of building tension and keeping the mystery alive until the very end, with a satisfying conclusion that ties up all the loose ends.

The highlight of the book is the character development of both Holmes and Adler. Sherrinford portrays their relationship with each other in a nuanced and complex way, showcasing their individual strengths and weaknesses while also highlighting their mutual respect and admiration.

The supporting cast of characters is also well-developed, with each character adding depth and richness to the story.

The writing style is crisp and engaging, with a good balance of description and dialogue. The book also has a strong sense of place, transporting the reader to Victorian England with its vivid descriptions of the setting.

Sherrinford has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of the original Sherlock Holmes stories while also adding her own unique spin to the characters and the world they inhabit. Highly recommended

Overall a well-written and entertaining mystery novel that will satisfy both fans of Sherlock Holmes and those who enjoy a good historical mystery. So click here and read now Christmas at the Saporis, the second book in the Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Mysteries series by KD Sherrinford.


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