Excerpt from A Study in Scarlet Women

I hope you had a good Father’s Day and picked up a book or two from my Father’s Day post.

Be sure to check back here this weekend for the new release of Vegan Baked Alaska.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I am reading Sherry Thomas’s A Study in Scarlet Women, which is a retelling/twist on the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. In Thomas’s version, Sherlock Holmes is a nom de guerre for Charlotte Holmes, and Dr. Watson is actually Mrs. Watson, her patron. It’s an interesting look at the life of women in England at that time, as well as seeing how Thomas establishes Charlotte as Sherlock Holmes.

He had never heard of Sherlock Holmes, but more importantly, he despised the idea of death. Of his death, to be precise—others could die as they wished. 

A Study in Scarlet Women, Sherry Thomas

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. 

When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her.

But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.


  1. Great teaser! I may have to grab this one! Thank you for sharing. My teaser is from: Catching a Witch by Heidi Eljarbo

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