Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Sword Princess (The Great Detective in Love) (Volume 1)
October 15th, 2015 by Aldouspi

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Victorian romantic Mystery in the humorous vein of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. Now on AUDIBLE in the tradition of theatre.

The Great Detective has more in store for his landlady's niece than washing jars and labeling specimens: pistol shooting, fencing, boxing, and Jiu-Jitsu. This she can master, but Mirabella Hudson must face the greatest horror of all: Miss de Beauvais' Finishing School for Distinguished Young Ladies.

Sherlock Holmes gets more than he bargained for when he hires his landlady's young ward to keep his laboratory in order. Mrs. Hudson's niece might be clever, but Mirabella Hudson is insubordinate, talks too much, is an accident waiting to happen--and, worst of all, is distractingly pretty.

Unfortunately, 'pretty' is just what Sherlock Holmes needs.

Sherlock might be a master of disguise, but pretty he is not. The Great Detective requires a female operative to go under cover at London's premier finishing school where Princess Elena Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro is a client--and the target of an assassination plot. If the inexperienced Miss Hudson and her employer do not succeed in saving the princess, there is trouble brewing across the globe that could potentially lead to war on a massive scale. Montenegro is a small Serbian country, but She has among her allies the Mother Russia.

One unsuccessful case could ruin this young detective's career before it starts. Above all, Sherlock must have occupation. Work is the blood in his veins. Work is life.

The game is afoot! And there can be no greater puzzle than what he receives in the form of one Mirabella Hudson--who might stump even Sherlock Holmes.

Watch for Book # 2 in September 2015: "Sherlock Holmes & the Spy Who Danced on Horses".

Product Details

  • Series: The Great Detective in Love
  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Icicle Ridge Graphics (March 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0990995232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0990995234
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

Not a bad Holmes adventure

One person found this helpful.
 on February 1, 2018
By JKom
A fun and slightly irreverent romp through Holmesian London. Mirabella Hudson, niece to the redoubtable Mrs. Hudson, becomes Holmes' assistant and is quickly embroiled in his newest case. This is set after the Irene Adler episode but before Holmes has solidly established his name as a consulting detective. Interestingly, it sets Watson as a very handsome, dashing, and eligible bachelor - a nice change from the bumbling Classic Hollywood caricature using actor Nigel Bruce.

Holmes turns human

3 people found this helpful.
 on August 8, 2015
By Milo A. Fabian
Delightful story of a young lady that gets the best of the great stone face. Plot well thought out. Holmes still made deductions that led to an exciting finale, and did his best to avoid his creeping interest in his "student." Any fan of Doyle should get a chuckle out of this new picture of the great detective.


One person found this helpful.
 on June 28, 2015
In this rendition of Sherlock Holmes we see him as a detective trying to make his mark. The story is told from the perspective of his housekeeper's niece who has been hired to bring order to his messy, disorganized quarters. The story quickly develops and her role turns into that of a Holmes' protege. The characters are varied but descriptions of them tended to be repetitive. I think the series has potential and will look forward to reading future episodes.

Once again thoroughly impressed with the Author.

3 people found this helpful.
 on July 10, 2015
By Rex L Gordon
Suzette has again given us a wonderful story told beautifully. She brings you into the story with grace and charm. The characters come alive on the pages and you want to see them do good and accomplish their jobs. Thanks again Suzzette for this wonderful piece of writing. I Loved it deeply. God bless.

In the Tradition Of

2 people found this helpful.
 on November 28, 2015
By Gail Abbott
This is not a Sherlock Holmes story in the usual sense. The protagonist is Miss Murabelle Hudson, the niece of Holmes' landlord, Mrs. Hudson. However, the mystery is very much in the Sherlockian tradition and the characters of Holmes and Watson do not contradict their normal attributes but instead expand upon them. There is a soupçon of romance that might perturb a purist, but on the whole seems to fit in with the character as he grows and develops. Very enjoyable reading!

Entertaining story

4 people found this helpful.
 on April 22, 2015
By Cal
This was such a fun, entertaining story. I loved the witty banter between Sherlock and Mirabella. Well-researched with lots of great historical detail, and just enough romance.

intelligent, headstrong niece

2 people found this helpful.
 on July 13, 2015
By megtaylor
A young Sherlock Holmes, and a handsome Dr Watson enlist the aid Miss Hudson's young, intelligent, headstrong niece, Mirabellla. and doesn't she give these fellows a run for their money. Story line involves, orphans, greed and the criminal element of 19 th century London.

Ripping good read. Excellent story line .

3 people found this helpful.
 on May 26, 2015
By Kindle Customer
All players were well fleshed out presented in splendid prose, hard to put down, look forward to the next book by this author

and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Currently reading her second book

2 people found this helpful.
 on June 18, 2016
By John Barta
The first of Suzette's books for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mostly enjoyable but somewhat repetitive at times. Better than 3 stars but not really 4. Guess 3.75.

One person found this helpful.
 on October 31, 2015
By Amazon Customer
The introduction of the characters went on a bit too long. I got a little tired of the banter at the beginning and then Mirabella' s constant reminding that she almost lost her life. But, the story was good and the historical aspects were interesting. Not much of a mystery really but a pretty good start for a series with both new and old characters.

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