Friday Meme’s ~Elementary, She Reads
Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.
Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, has returned to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. The shop–located at 222 Baker Street–specializes in the Holmes canon and pastiche, and is also the home of Moriarty the cat. When Gemma finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Homes story hidden in the bookshop, she and her friend Jayne (who runs the adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room) set off to find the owner, only to stumble upon a dead body.
The highly perceptive Gemma is the police’s first suspect, so she puts her consummate powers of deduction to work to clear her name, investigating a handsome rare books expert, the dead woman’s suspiciously unmoved son, and a whole family of greedy characters desperate to cash in on their inheritance. But when Gemma and Jayne accidentally place themselves at a second murder scene, it’s a race to uncover the truth before the detectives lock them up for good.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight in the sleuthing duo of Gemma and Jayne in Elementary, She Read, the clever and captivating series debut by nationally bestselling author Vicki Delany.
This is one of those that I thought I had but forgot to download from Netgalley, but I have the next two waiting on Netgalley, so I was so excited to see this on my overdrive. It took forever to get it as I have been on hold since November of last year! I do hope it’s worth it…lol. 🙂
The Great Detective eyed me. I eyed him back. “Don’t give me any of your cheek, you.” I have him a swipe across his exceedingly prominent nose with the feather duster. “Talking to him again, Gemma? said a voice behind me. “You know what they say about conversations with inanimate objects.”
I think a bust of one of the actors that played Sherlock could be a bit creepy as they do look like they are staring at you. 🙂
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday Teaser but you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.
“Gemma, we’re trespassing.”
“So we are.” I jumped off the front steps and went to a window. I put my face up against the glass and cupped my hands around my face. A hallway, dark and foreboding. “Interesting that this place has been allowed to fall into rack and ruin.”
“You said the old man had been ill for a long time. I guess he lost interest in the garden.”
I wonder what they are looking for? 🙂
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.
Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket on or off? Why or why not?
If I read a hardcover I normally take off the dust jacket. One reason is because I don’t want to damage it and the other reason would be that they bug me cause they are loose and it annoys me so it must come off. 🙂 Once I am done I put the dust jacket back on and put it on my shelf.