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Body on Baker Street: 02/12/19

Body on Baker Street

Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany is the second of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery series. Gemma receives a late afternoon telephone call from a publicist; a popular Sherlock Holmes romance writer wants to do a signing at her shop. Of course at the end of the signing the author ends up dead!

Read enough book themed cozies and one is bound to come across similar plots. For instance, this plot starts like Bookmarked for Murder by Lorna Barrett. The second half of the book, though, bears a resemblance to another Lorna Barrett mystery, Title Wave.

The basic gist of these mysteries is that a popular author has been murdered and her death leads to everyone knowing that she wasn't as talented as everyone thought. Was she killed because she had stolen someone else's work? Was her ghostwriter tired of living in her shadow?

Even though I recognized the ingredients that went into the mystery, I still enjoyed the book. The reasons for this particular author's murder aren't like the ones in either of the Lorna Barrett books.

The third book in the series is The Cat of Baskervilles (2018)

Four stars

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