By Vicki Delany
Gemma and Jayne donate their time to elevate funds for the rebuilding of a burned out museum—but a killer wishes a bit of the auction.
Walking her puppy Violet past due one evening, Gemma Doyle, proprietor of the Sherlock Holmes book place, acts fast while she smells smoke outdoors the West London Museum. thankfully nobody is within, yet it’s too past due to avoid wasting the museum’s worthy selection of furnishings, and harm to the historical home is broad. Baker Street’s store proprietors come jointly to carry a day public sale tea to elevate money to rebuild, and nice Uncle Arthur Doyle deals a signed first version of The Valley of Fear.
Cape Cod’s cognoscenti records into Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room, owned by means of Gemma’s ally, Jayne Wilson. pleasure fills the air (along with the aromas of Jayne’s pleasant scones, of course). however the public sale by no means occurs. prior to the gavel can fall, museum board chair Kathy Lamb is located lifeless within the again room. Wrapped tightly round her neck is an extended rope of ornamental knotted tea cups—a present merchandise that Jayne sells at Mrs. Hudson’s. Gemma’s boyfriend in blue, Ryan Ashburton, arrives at the scene with Detective Louise Estrada. however the suspect checklist is lengthy, and the case faraway from straightforward. Does Kathy’s killing have any relation to a mysterious demise of 7 years in the past?
Gemma has no purpose of having taken with the research, but if fellow shopkeeper Maureen reveals herself the leading suspect she begs Gemma for her support. Ryan is familiar with Gemma’s equipment and he isn’t chuffed while she will get entangled in one other secret. yet with such a lot of suspects and so few clues, her deductive prowess will turn out necessary in A Scandal in Scarlet, Vicki Delany’s shrewdly plotted fourth Sherlock Holmes bookstore secret.
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