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

Enjoyable

1 helpful vote
 on June 28, 2015
By TAC
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.

Definitely read it!

3 helpful votes
 on June 11, 2015
By NM Nancy
I loved the witty, sarcastic banter between Sherlock and Mirabella, even if most of Mirabella's retorts were in her head. We still got to hear them. She was funny, good, and respectful, but wasn't about to let anyone bully her. It was really great to see Sherlock's esteem for Mirabella grow. She impressed him, and that was a very hard thing to do with Sherlock. The story was very entertaining, and I had a hard time putting it down at times.

Time seem to change for Holmes & Watson but the plot remains the same

2 helpful votes
 on June 27, 2016
By John M Martisch
Basil Rathbone will always be my image of Sherlock Holmes, but Watson changes like people change clothes. Suzette Hollingsworth makes Watson a younger, intelligent, attractive man. The twist to this Holmes thriller the female ( Mirabella ) takes front stage and plays a great role in solving this case and saving Holmes' s reputation. Great story, easy reading and is always moving.

In the Tradition Of

2 helpful votes
 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!

Very enjoyable novel.

2 helpful votes
 on April 6, 2016
By Kindle Customer
This book is recommended to anyone who enjoys mystery and romance. Sherlock is a down to earth detective. A must read.

the characters nicely presented (with some humor mixed in) and Watson and ...

2 helpful votes
 on July 6, 2015
By J. Sisk
Since this is suppose to be a 'love story' involving Holmes (based on the recent movie versions of Holmes and Watson) I began reading the story with some doubt but overall was pleasantly surprised. The plot was well played out, the characters nicely presented (with some humor mixed in) and Watson and Holmes were presented well. The one thing that bothered me as a longer standing reader of the Cannon (over 50 years) - Holmes has gray eyes, not brown! But overall, I would recommend this book to others.

Really great story!!!

2 helpful votes
 on March 4, 2016
By Kindle Customer
This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The idea of having a girl undercover in a finishing school was different and the bit with the orphans I really enjoyed. I thought mirabella was too overdone with guilt and I had a hard time seeing Dr Watson as a ladies man. I am going to buy the next book in the series. The ending of the story was especially good.

Holmes turns human

3 helpful votes
 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.

Excellent read across genres

1 helpful vote
 on December 4, 2016
By Thomas J. Schulte
This is fan fiction at it's most developed. The author builds on A.C.Doyle's base to give a fine story that Doyle couldn't have written but makes the story true to Doyle's style. The feminists and the romance folk will also love this. I don't normally go for mysteries but do like the craftmanship of Doyle and decided to take a chance on Hollingsworth. I certainly wasn't disappointed.

Once again thoroughly impressed with the Author.

3 helpful votes
 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.

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