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

Will Sherlock lose his heart to a feisty maid?

3 people found this helpful.
 on July 16, 2015
By Diane Rapp
Fans of Sherlock and Watson will surely enjoy this story. When Mrs. Hudson's niece, Mirabella, arrives to keep Sherlock's laboratory clean and organize his collection of fingerprints, she becomes embroiled in an important case and must guard a princess from the inside of Miss de Beauvais' Finishing School for Distinguished Young Ladies. How can a young woman, raised on a farm pass herself off as a member of society, learn self defense, and protect the life of a foreign princess? She immediately stirs things up and almost gets booted out of the school.

I enjoyed the scenes and doings at a finishing school

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 6, 2017
By vvb
Sherlock takes on a young female protege, Mirabella, who is brainy with a bit of spunk. She endures trials and training from the detective duo to prove her worth.

I'm a sucker for novels with Sherlock Holmes and female ...

One person found this helpful.
 on December 31, 2016
By Stuart D. Gathman
I'm a sucker for novels with Sherlock Holmes and female entanglements, which his cutting logic has trouble with. Other novelists have addressed the difficulty a Victorian woman faced in becoming financially independent. This one addresses the weaknesses of Sherlock himself, without diminishing his fabled strengths.


2 people found this helpful.
 on January 17, 2016
By Vickie Woodard
This is part one of The Lady and the Tiger, though both may be read independently without confusion.

What a fun book to read

3 people found this helpful.
 on January 1, 2016
By JanettachAmazon Customer
Bravo! What a fun book to read. I am a long time fan of Suzette writings. Reading the first in her Sherlock Series was very entertaining. I love the characters, adventure and romance. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I love the book and find the writing style exquisite. I highly recommend this book. Congratulations on bringing this series to publication! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!


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.

Definitely read it!

3 people found this helpful.
 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 people found this helpful.
 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 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!

Very enjoyable novel.

2 people found this helpful.
 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.

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