A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved, loved, loved the characters of Charlotte Holmes and Mrs. Watson. They haven’t just undergone a sex change. Their personalities and backgrounds are complex and intriguing. Charlotte has sisters, is addicted to food and in love with a married Lord Ingram Ashburton and, of course, she’s as brilliant and as observant as the famous detective she’s based on whereas Mrs. Watson is an actress, a former mistress and a member of the demimonde; she’s funny and fascinating. Both women cope with and rise above the restrictions of Sherlock’s Victorian England.
Oh, and yeah, there are murders and crimes to investigate, too. A Study in Scarlet Women has everything I look for in an enchanting read. If you like fun characters and Sherlock Holmes type mysteries, this is a read for you.