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A Scandal in Bohemia

**BLOG TOUR** A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes has his interest piqued when a European king visits him at 221b Baker Street asking the detective for help in obtaining a photograph that puts the royal in a rather compromising situation. Sherlock soon finds himself pitted against Irene Adler, otherwise known as ‘The Woman’, in a battle of wits where there can only be one victor.

The Sherlock Holmes stories of Arthur Conan Doyle have certainly stood the test of time and are just as popular as ever thanks to the numerous film and television adaptations that have been made in recent years. This version, published by Books on the Hill, is part of their ‘Open Dyslexia’ Kickstarter, which aims to provide quality dyslexia-friendly books for adults written by well-known authors. At only 59 pages long, it is also ideal for anyone who is looking to start reading this series of books.

As you would expect from Conan Doyle, the plot is well-written and features all the things we have grown to love about the detective. This version is incredibly easy to read and retains the charm and intrigue of the original. We see a slightly more human side to the detective as he finds himself investigating a woman of high intellect who always seems to be one step ahead of those trying to outwit her.

More information about the Kickstarter can be found here and if all of the books are like this one, then I can highly recommend them.

With thanks to Books on the Hill and Kelly from Love Books Tours.

Monthly Round Up – May 2022

Another month over and May brought some great reads!

Books I Have Read

The Missing Father by M J Lee

The ninth in the Jayne Sinclair series sees the genealogist taking on a case for a neighbour who wants to find out about her biological parents. Taking us to Singapore in World War Two, M J Lee has written another great plot full of historical detail and tips for genealogical research.

The Guilty Girl by Patricia Gibney

We are now on the eleventh in the Lottie Parker series and this one sees the detective taking on a particularly hard-hitting subject while also dealing with problems of her own. This is one of my favourites so far and my review will form part of June’s blog tour.

A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This classic Sherlock Holmes story has been reproduced as a dyslexia-friendly version and the plot has certainly stood the test of time. My review will form part of June’s blog tour.

Why Mummy’s Sloshed by Gill Sims

The latest in the series sees Ellen dealing with a potential new relationship, children approaching adulthood and a work crisis. Plenty of laugh out loud moments!

Fatal Witness by Robert Bryndza

I’ve waited a while for the latest in the Erika Foster series and Robert Bryndza has not let me down. When a young woman is found brutally murdered, Erika and her team have to overcome numerous obstacles to bring the killer to justice. A superb read.

Books I Have Acquired

It’s 1939 and war has broken out. Everything has changed at Highbury House school. The pupils have to help cook, clean and wash up, for a start! Then a boys’ school is evacuated to Highbury House, and the girls have to share the building. Justice and her friends are delighted that there are still mysteries to solve, however. Like: why can they hear voices coming from an empty room? And how can there be a face at the window two storeys up?

Then Justice faces her biggest challenge yet. Could there be a spy in their midst?

A death in custody. A life in jeopardy.

When Ben Holdsworth dies alone in a police cell, riots erupt in Manchester. But after a post mortem, the authorities have decided nobody was to blame.

DI Ridpath is asked to investigate by the coroner before an inquest, and immediately uncovers some discrepancies in the witness statements.

Why was the CCTV not working that night? Where was the custody sergeant, and did he know the victim? Wherever he turns there are lies and gaps. It’s a dangerous game and the net is closing… On Ridpath himself.

There is only one way out: uncover what really happened in the prison cells on that dark Manchester night.

My Netgalley shelf is down to three books so I’d better get writing those reviews quickly!

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