Thomas, Sherry – The Lady Sherlock Series

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Sherry Thomas’s Lady Sherlock Series. Thomas has published romance, fantasy and YA books, none of which interest me, but then I started reading about the antics of ‘Charlotte Holmes.’  Charlotte and her friend Mrs. Watson have apparently invented an imaginary brother named Sherlock so that she can use her brilliant powers of deduction to earn money in a Victorian society that doesn’t trust the opinions of women. The writing is descriptive, the conversations witty, the crimes interesting and the atmosphere compelling. Thomas’s has received lots of honors and is a bestselling author. She immigrated from China at age 13. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award. I hope she continues writing this charming series.