Saturday, 23 February 2019

#BookReview A Baker Street Wedding by Michael Robertson @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress

A Baker Street Wedding by Michael Robertson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The wedding of Reggie Heath and the celebrated actress Laura Rankin was reported in all the tabloids—which is to say, it was a disaster.

Now, in a remote village on the British coast, locked in by sea cliffs on one side and moors on the other, the newlywed’s plane—piloted by Laura—has landed. Reggie doesn’t understand why Laura has picked this god-forsaken hamlet for their honeymoon. What is she keeping from him?

The answers are in Laura’s past, but she’s not saying, and Reggie is out of his depth. He must have help—or his worst fears and more will be realized.

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I did get a sense of recognition when I started to read A Baker Street Wedding. Not that I had read any of the previous five books in this series. It's rather I think I've seen the first book in the library, read the blurb, but never borrowed it. Now, I want to hit myself in the head for not doing so because this book was hilarious.

Reading the latest book in a series, without having read the previous books mean that you can feel pretty lost. However, I quickly found my footing when it came to this book and the more I read the more I felt at home. Also, I really felt that I need to read the previous books.

Lawyers Reggie Heath and his brother Nigel are the ones responsible for answering the Sherlock Holmes letters that are sent to Baker Street. That's part of the deal for them to rent the place. In this book, the letter part gets a bit sidelined when Reggie's wedding to Laura turns into a dramatic paparazzi stunt. Nigel meanwhile has flown to LA to try to save his relationship. At the office is secretary Lois at a loss of what to do when a strange man shows up and starts to investigate where Reggie and Laura have gone.

I really enjoyed reading this book and I'm thrilled to have found the two first one available to listen to. I recommend this book to Sherlock Holmes fans!

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!

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