A Tempest at Sea
by Sherry Thomas
Publication Date March 14, 2023
Published by Sherry Thomas
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Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency, Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Reading Challenges: Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2023
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
"I AM RIVETED. The Lady Sherlock series is so smart and clever and witty." -- Julia Quinn, New York Timesbestselling author of the Bridgertons series
Charlotte Holmes’s brilliant mind and deductive skills are pulled into a dangerous investigation at sea in the new mystery in the bestselling Lady Sherlock series.
After feigning her own death in Cornwall to escape from Moriarty’s perilous attention, Charlotte Holmes goes into hiding. But then she receives a tempting offer: Find a dossier the crown is desperately seeking to recover, and she might be able to go back to a normal life.
Her search leads her aboard the RMS Provence, sailing from Southampton for the eastern hemisphere. But on the night Charlotte makes her move to retrieve the dossier, in the midst of a terrifying storm in the Bay of Biscay, a brutal murder also takes place on the ship.
Instead of solving the crime, as she is accustomed to doing, Charlotte must take care not to be embroiled in this investigation, lest it become known to those who harbor ill intentions that Sherlock Holmes is still abroad and still very much alive.
A Tempest at Sea by Sherry Thomas is the 7th book in the author’s popular Lady Sherlock series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but reading the series in order will enhance your understanding of the characters.
Charlotte Holmes is in hiding in order to escape Moriarty’s unwanted attention. Then she gets an assignment to find a dossier for the crown and she boards the RMS Provence to complete the assignment. While on board ship, a brutal murder happens. But, Charlotte is unable to help in the investigation as she’s hiding out and in disguise. She can’t let anyone know that she is still alive and on board the ship.
I loved this book. And I’m going to read the entire series and catch up before the next book comes out. The whole Sherlock Holmes is a woman in Victorian England is such a fun take on the traditional stories.
I found myself on the edge of my seat throughout this book as we raced against time to solve the murder. I loved all the twists and turns this story took. Since Charlotte is trapped on the ship, this mystery is similar to a locked room mystery in that everyone on the ship is a suspect, and nobody leaves.
The characters are what make this series so special. I love Charlotte, she’s intelligent as well as independent, and her friends are all very special too.
I highly recommend A Tempest at Sea to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
A Tempest at Sea counts towards my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2023
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2023
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I enjoyed the first few books in this series and for whatever reason, I have not read the previous two books. I need to catch up as well as read this one. Wonderful review, Wendy.
The characters do really make this series. I love Charlotte and Mrs. Watson and was so glad to see Olivia in this book. And even Lady Holmes though she is absolutely the worst!
I agree – the characters are wonderful. I especially loved Charlotte’s cheekiness. She’s my kind of female lead. I want to read 1-6 now too!
Great review, a strong female character is good to have 😊
Wonderful review! Definitely sounds like it’s a good idea to read the series in order.
Yes! Thank you, Jolene!
I like the idea of a female Sherlock Holmes. Does she have a Watson?
She has a Mrs. Watson! 🙂
I love that cover!
I know, it’s so pretty
Wonderful review Wendy. I’m going to check out these books.📚💜
I hope you enjoy them, Susan.
These look fun and along with Anna Huber these are a series I’d like to try.
So far, It’s a fun series. I hope you enjoy it, Greg
I am so excited you are reading them. One of my favorite series 🙂
I already got the first book in the series from my library.
I’ve really enjoyed this series so far and I can’t wait to read this book too.
And I can’t wait to read the previous books!
I think you will enjoy them just as much. Charlotte is something else.
We love that it’s a retelling of Sherlock Holmes, but about women!!
Yes, its such a great series.
I haven’t heard of this series yet, and it looks delightful. I love that cover, and the synopsis sounds great as well. Thanks for the review!
Thank you, Kami!
What a great premise!
It was! Thank you, Cathy
I love a strong female character and this book sounds like it has one! Wonderful review Wendy.
Thank you, Jodie!
It’s been long I read any historical mystery. This sounds amazing. Excellent review!
Thank you, Yesha!
Glad you enjoyed this.
Thank you, Rosie
Think I need to add this series to my TBR
It’s a good one! I hope you enjoy it.