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Publisher's Summary

Charlotte Holmes comes face-to-face with her enemy when Moriarty turns to her in his hour of need, in the USA Today best-selling series set in Victorian England.

A most unexpected client shows up at Charlotte Holmes' doorstep: Moriarty himself. Moriarty fears that tragedy has befallen his daughter and wants Charlotte to find out the truth. 

Charlotte and Mrs. Watson travel to a remote community of occult practitioners where Moriarty's daughter was last seen, a place full of lies and liars. Meanwhile, Charlotte’s sister, Livia, tries to make sense of a mysterious message from her beau, Mr. Marbleton. And Charlotte’s longtime friend and ally, Lord Ingram, at last turns his seductive prowess on Charlotte - or is it the other way around?

But the more secrets Charlotte unravels about Miss Moriarty’s disappearance, the more she wonders why Moriarty has entrusted this delicate matter to her of all people. Is it merely to test Charlotte's skills as an investigator, or has the man of shadows trapped her in a nest of vipers?

©2021 Sherry Thomas (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Tense and atmospherically rich, particularly in the Cornwall chapters, the novel is interspersed with brief scenes of Charlotte and Ingram’s new intimacy, including some chuckle-inducing letters.... An enjoyable jigsaw puzzle in the Holmes tradition, with gothic thrills and a dash of romance.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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Not what I was looking for

I have loved this series from the get go, and enjoyed re-reading everyone in preparation riation for the next release. I find myself noticing clues and nuances that I missed almost every time and and have loved that Charlotte is a strong, capable and independent woman. The stories and mysteries take twists and turns that make each ending suspenseful and satisfying. However, only 6 chapters in, I am so bored and over this book. I will finish it in hopes it gets better, but if the series is turning into a cheesy "romance" story that has Charlotte turning into a foolish girl obsessing over her new boyfriend, I am out. Every time I start to get interested in the story again, It derails into absurdity of Charlotte lusting over Ash.It is one thing to be building a romance between the 2 characters, it is another to be constantly beaten over the head with trite commentary about the things Lord Ingram is tracing his finger over and how it excites Charlotte. I find myself tuning out due to boredom and having to go back because I missed something regarding the plot. I'll update if it improves, but so far this has been an enormous let down in one of my otherwise favorite series.
Kate Reading's narration is wonderful, as always.

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Could Barely Finish It- can I have my money back?

Sherry Thomas has done something I didn't think she was capable of: She has written a boring dreary , uninteresting book. At least the previous books in the series had somewhat engaging plots. This was a total snooze. There is no suspense and by chapter five, I didn't care what happened to anyone in the story. This whole "we must be terrified of Moriarty to the point where we practically faint at the mere mention of his name" is just not working for me. I won't buy any more of these. The narrator did her best but even she sounded bored at times.

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Slow start with Victorian suggestiveness

This is another well written story with a big twist at the end. I was disappointed that it began with long passages of sexual talk. I felt the author was trying to gain an audience that preferred that content. I found it unnecessary to the story and integrity of the series. It was easily skipped over and the real adventure began. I like the characters and retreat setting. This is a great series and a nice slant to the traditional Holmes character.

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Amazing tale & Magnificent depiction of Moriarty

I am blown away by the description of Moriarty and the manipulations he manages just through talking. It perfectly conveys a maleficent criminal mastermind. You can feel the emotional pull that he is exhibiting through his words. I loved the entire tale and the extreme elegant complexity of this mystery and it's interplay with the previous books plus it laid the groundwork for the next stage of the drama.

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Horrible

Terrible plot. Nonsense on steroids. I enjoyed previous books in the series but this is it for me.

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Weakest so far

I have enjoyed Sherry Thomas’ books but I did find this to be the weakest. It is quite convoluted and I felt like I needed a whiteboard to keep track of the different interactions. Some could argue that makes a great novel but I found it irritating especially as an audio book. The interactions between Charlotte and Lord Ingram continue to be delightful. Sister Olivia seemed particularly fearful and shy in this book. It’s still worth a read but not quite up to the standard of the preceding books

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Entertaining series

Miss Moriarty, I Presume? is a fun and exciting addition to the Lady Sherlock series. Charlotte Holmes is one of my favorite characters in recent years. She’s smart, intuitive, loves to eat and seems unconcerned what people (other than those closest to her) think of her. I love that author Sherry Thomas makes me chuckle at something Charlotte has done or thought. The mystery is secondary for me. She and her team find themselves with an intriguing assignment in their latest case. It was interesting but what I really loved was finding out what was new for Charlotte, Lord Ingram, Mrs. Watson and all the rest.

Recommended to fans of historical mystery. I know this is book 6 but I encourage readers to begin with book one and have fun getting to know Charlotte. I can’t wait to see what Sherry Thomas has in store with this group in the next book. Excellent narration by the talented Kate Reading.

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Ms. Thomas Has Done it Again, Even Better if Possible

This latest Holmes story is indeed also captivating and ingeniously spun. Kate Reading is at the top of her field and therefore an excellent choice for narrator. I question only one thing. VicA versa? I only listened, so cannot see the text, just in case it was deliberate. Back to the praise. I especially like the portions where Charlotte experiences what the other have then downloads her astute observations of said scene to everyone’s amazement.
Kate’s reading Charlotte’s voice is as if she breathes life into her and completely captures the spirit of the woman.
Bravo to you both and thank you.
I realize this just arrived, but already feel almost greedy for more. You are both so very entertaining and I adore your intelligence.

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Nexts Hope I’m Athens Ga

I hope there will be some more books in the works .I can’t wait until I know more about what’s happening next.I just love these books and the whiting in them is so good.I can listen to them over and over and still think they are still as good as the first time I listened to them

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Another great installment!

Sherry Thomas adds another great installment to the Lady Sherlock series. Kate Reading's narration is excellent as always. My only disappointment is that I have to wait for the next one now!

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