The Return of the Ripper: Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery #7 by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Book Review
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The Return of the Ripper: Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery #7 by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Book Review

The Return of the Ripper: Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery #7 by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Book Review
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The Return of the Ripper: Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery #7 by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Book Review

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Publication Date June 12, 2018

Diamonds can be deadly! In October 1897, a deadly serial killer returns to London, just as Lucy and Jack are planning their wedding and Sherlock is launching a high-stakes investigation at the request of diamond mogul Cecil Rhodes. With Watson, the Baker Street team soon find themselves enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy, with tentacles that reach far beyond the shadows of Whitechapel. Sherlock and Lucy will need more than their usual deductive brilliance to defeat their latest adversary, or else the case of the Ripper will be their last.

 

The Return of the Ripper: Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery #7 by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Book Review

What a fun read! The Return of the Ripper exemplifies exactly what I enjoy about a Holmes mystery. The cases twist and turn quickly! They pick up speed as well as my curiosity. Anna Elliott & Charles Veley write their novels from the perspective of Lucy & Watson’s journals. This writing style brings readers directly into their emotions as they investigate the dark side of London.

I can relate a lot to Lucy’s headstrong ways, I just wish I had her mind to back me up!

The Verdict

While reading the books, I thought these would make a great read for teenagers as well. The stories are not too dark and the plot moves pretty fast.

While reading some more about the authors, it’s a father-daughter writing team and how cool is that? According to Charles’s bio. he read the entire Sherlock Holmes series to his daughter, Anna. As adults, they’ve found a way to continue the stories they both love so much. No doubt that writing them together adds more depth to the characters and the story.

Even though this is #7 in the series, I jumped right in and was able to follow along with the story & characters. While I’ve read a few more books in this series, each book can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s much more fun to read the series!

THE VERDICT

I am Really Into This book! The great news is there’s an entire series! This story took me on a ride & I thoroughly enjoyed it! I think it would be a great intro into a suspense mystery for teenagers onward!

Special thanks to Smith PublicityAnna Elliott & Charles Veley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS: ANNA ELLIOTT & CHARLES VELEY

The Return of the Ripper: Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery #7 by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Book Review Author Bio Anna Elliott
Anna Elliott

Anna Elliott is an author of historical fiction and fantasy. Her first series, the Twilight of Avalon trilogy, is a retelling of the Trystan & Isolde legend. She wrote her second series, The Pride & Prejudice Chronicles , chiefly to satisfy her own curiosity about what might have happened to Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and all the other wonderful cast of characters after the official end of Jane Austen’s classic work. She enjoys stories about strong women, and loves exploring the multitude of ways women can find their unique strengths. She was delighted to lend a hand with the Sherlock & Lucy series, and this story, firstly because she loves Sherlock Holmes as much as her father does, and second because it almost never happens that someone with a dilemma shouts, “Quick, we need an author of historical fiction!” Anna lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and three children.

 

 

The Return of the Ripper: Sherlock Holmes & Lucy James Mystery #7 by Anna Elliott & Charles Veley Book Review Author Bio Charles Veley
Charles Veley

Charles Veley has loved Sherlock Holmes since boyhood. As a father, he read the entire canon to his then-ten-year-old daughter at evening story time. Now this very same daughter, grown up to become acclaimed historical novelist Anna Elliott, has worked with him to develop new adventures in the Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery Series ! Charles is also a fan of Gilbert & Sullivan, and wrote The Pirates of Finance , a new musical in the G&S tradition that won an award at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2013. Other than the Sherlock & Lucy series, all of the books on his Amazon Author Page were written when he was a full-time author during the late Seventies and early Eighties. He currently works for United Technologies Corporation, where his main focus is on creating sustainability and value for the company’s large real estate development projects.

I’m originally from North Carolina, now living in the PNW. I’m about to graduate with my DPT, so switching from reading textbooks to my true love of reading for fun. I’m a big fan of the outdoors and love to hike with a book in my pack.

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