A STUDY IN TREASON
The second book in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes mystery series continues the adventures of Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Holmes. There are the usual suspects, the uncanny ability of Joanna to see things other people do not see, including Holmes’ long-time sidekick Dr. Watson. The plot is quick paced and is sprinkled with unforeseen clues that enhance the overall story. Leonard Goldberg is a great writer and brings to life the legend of Sherlock Holmes.
In order for Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to start proceeding with their case, they have to sign a document to keep their mission a secret, due to the sensitive nature of circumstances. The signed document between England and France, known as the French Treaty, has been stolen from a lord’s estate. As they investigate how someone could steal a document from a locked room, Joanna has the ability to see clues others overlook as not worthy. Because of that she knows she is onto something when people who are high on the suspect list turn up dead. She puts into motion a clever plan to trap the person responsible for both the theft and the murders. Can a brilliant woman outsmart and outwit a masterful thief before more bodies turn up? (MINOTAUR, Jun., 320 pp., $26.99)