Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Game is A Footnote by Vicki Delany My Review


About the book 

Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are back on the case when a body is discovered in a haunted museum in bestselling author Vicki Delany's eighth Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery.

Scarlet House, now a historical re-enactment museum, is the oldest building in West London, Massachusetts. When things start moving around on their own, board members suggest that Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, might be able to get to the bottom of it. Gemma doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she agrees to ‘eliminate the impossible’. But when Gemma and Jayne stumble across a dead body on the property, they’re forced to consider an all too physical threat.  


Gemma and Jayne suspect foul play as they start to uncover more secrets about the museum. With the museum being a revolving door for potential killers, they have plenty of options for who might be the actual culprit.


Despite Gemma's determination not to get further involved, it would appear that once again, and much to the displeasure of Detective Ryan Ashburton, the game is afoot.


Will Gemma and Jayne be able to solve the mystery behind the haunted museum, or will they be the next to haunt it?

And I thought 

This was my first chance to read a book in this series.  Actually I didn't read I listened.  I was glad to get it an audio version ARC copy thru  Net Galley. 

Even though the title is #8 in the series I had no trouble getting to know the characters.  

There was references to Gemma's (the main character) mom and uncle who were off on their own adventure.  They are apparently big players in the series. 

I enjoyed all the characters I met (well most of them)  (the one's I really didn't like were just sub characters that live in town) I couldn't help but wonder if Robin the President of the historical society (and one character I didn't like). Might end up with some mystery of her own that needs solving in a future book. 

The author kept this reader guessing with more than one mystery to solve.  After the first victim dies a shop clerk disappears leaving everyone wondering if there is a connection.  

The plots/storylines we're really good and there were some great characters. 

I look forward to reading more in this series.  

I received a complimentary copy form Net Galley. 

My review will appear on Amazon, Good Reads and Net Galley.

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1 comment:

  1. Books sounds like a great read and look forward to reading