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Publisher's Summary

A classic Holmesian detective untangles a locked-room mystery with a very modern twist in this venomously diverting short story by Lauren Wilkinson, the Washington Post bestselling author of American Spy.

A top-secret experiment at a restricted virtual-reality compound pulls attorney Tommy Diaz back into the orbit of Irene Adler, an old friend with an eidetic memory, a love of true-crime podcasts, and a knack for solving the unsolvable. But this? At a remote warehouse, a VR trial goes awry when a willing test subject, alone in the observation room, drops dead of anaphylaxis—from the sting of a virtual bee. Though the tech titan behind the research believes in the power of the outrageous, Irene relies on clues, hard facts, and a level head. However, in a case this peculiar, how elementary can it be?

©2022 Lauren Wilkinson. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Definitely a light read.

I listened to this while on a road trip and it was entertaining. It wasn't deep or something that would make you remember it for a long time. But if you're looking for light entertainment, you'll enjoy it.

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Quick and fun

I enjoyed this quick mystery. Nothing like a little bit of who dun it before you start any part of your day. It was very well put together and by the time the answers were revealed I was invested. Definitely will listen again.

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Different

The story was very well done and kept you guessing until the end. It wasn’t my cup of tea but I did appreciated the characters. The narration was also good.

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A Chore to Get Through

This was supposed to be a modern day take on Sherlock Holmes. It's been done before and much better than this. Lovely little show called Sherlock a few years ago was superb. Even Enola Holmes is better. This was a painful chore to get through. Characters were not interesting and as far as murder in modern tech goes, a number of authors do this much better. Narration fits the book. There are much better stories available.

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Ugh :-/

I like a slightly sci-fi whodunnit as much as the next person, but this was unpleasant and boring. I only barely cared enough to stick around for the reveal, which seemed equally unpleasant and boring. Humor fell flat, and characters seemed stiff and opaque, plus too nonchalant about the murder, even for a mystery. Narrator’s voice(s) felt a bit grating; varying the speed didn’t help. :( Don’t bother.

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Fun who done it!

Well done short story, nicely narrated! Interesting twist on the classic lcoked room format.

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Not my thing. Too far fetched. Deleting from my library. Wasted $$. So disappointed. Hopefully my next book will be better.

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Not bad for a short story

I think I would have liked this better in print as the reader’s voice sounded too young for the part. He might be better in something else but his voice didn’t click for me with this.

Due to the short length, I felt like there was a lot of information dumped very quickly which made it harder for me to process in audio format and also made it feel more rushed. That said, I was pleasantly surprised by the complex resolution to the mystery. I feel like this could have been better had it been a little longer. It had an Agatha Christie feel to the final reveal— somewhat like a Hercule Poirot explanation.