Gemma Doyle won’t be spooked when a body shows up at the psychic fair in bestselling author Vicki Delany’s ninth Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery.
When a psychic fair arrives in West London, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, wants nothing to do with it. But somehow, at the urging of Donald Morris, an enthusiastic Sherlockian, she finds herself talked into attending a séance, along with baker and best friend Jayne Wilson, store assistant, Ashleigh, and former pop star Bunny Leigh.
But to her surprise, Gemma finds herself banned from the séance and shown the door. Curious, she listens in from outside the room. The medium informs a disappointed Donald that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will not be able to make it tonight. Then, Gemma hears a voice cut off, a cry for help, a scream. Gemma bursts into the library to see that someone has collapsed on the table--dead. The windows are all locked, and Gemma was guarding the only door. Someone in this room is a murderer. But who?
The game is once again afoot for Gemma Doyle, as she hunts a killer. But, this time, is the killer of flesh and blood or had the medium summoned doom from beyond the veil?
About the Author
Vicki Delany is a bestselling author of more than thirty novels/novellas in several of mystery's subgenres. Born in Manitoba and raised in Ontario, she is the former president of the Crime Writers of Canada, a member of Capital Crime Writers, and a member of Sisters in Crime.
Praise for The Sign of the Four Spirits: “Fans of Holmes and the occult will enjoy following the Great Detective along the trail.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Brilliantly executed . . . Will appeal to golden age mystery fans and Holmes fans alike.” —Publishers Weekly
“[A] satisfying addition to the cozy Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series.” —Booklist
“Readers will love this series and everything there is within the books.” —Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
“This is the ninth book in the series, and they keep getting better . . . Delaney writes such fun, small-town mystery novels.” —Red Carpet Crash
“A nice addition to her comfortable series.” —The Red Circle
Praise for the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries: "A must read for lovers of all things Sherlock Holmes." —Jenn McKinlay, NYT and USA Today bestselling author
"Vicki Delany is one of my favorite mystery authors and with Elementary, She Read, she has outdone herself." —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author
"Cheers for a charming, intelligent heroine as observant as The Great Detective himself.” —Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author
“Thoroughly delightful. I defy anyone to read this book and not fall in love with the uber-observant Gemma Doyle." —Laura DiSilverio, bestselling author
“Huzzah for Vicki Delany who’s created vivid characters, a setting that will whet the appetite of mystery readers, and a who-dun-it well worth investigating.” —Kylie Logan, nationally bestselling author
"A treat for Holmes fans with plenty of twists and turns in the best Sherlock-ian style." —Kirkus Reviews
“Gemma is a delightful sleuth, and the tidbits of Sherlockiana will engage both cozy fans and Holmes devotees.” —Booklist
“Suggest for fans who enjoy humor in the Sherlock Holmes pastiches or readers of Carolyn Hart’s ‘Death on Demand’ mysteries.” —Library Journal
“Delightful…Cozy fans fond of Sherlock Holmes will have fun.” —Publishers Weekly
“A charming combination of history and mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A love letter to classic mysteries with suspense, sleuthing, and humor.” —Manhattan Book Review, 5-star review