I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
A British expat running a Sherlock Holmes bookshop on Cape Cod, finds what appears to be an incalculably valuable original of A Study in Scarlet hidden on her shop shelves. When she attempts to return it to the woman she suspects of hiding it there, she finds a dead body instead.
I wasn't sure about this one at the beginning. Gemma (how is that pronounced anyway? Soft g or hard?) is obviously supposed to be a modern day, female version of Holmes with superpower levels of analytical skill and a slightly detached personality. The thing is, Delany doesn't seem to appreciate the subtle difference between absent/single-mindedness and thoughtlessness. Gemma is thoughtless a couple of times at the start of this book, without remorse or shame. Holmes was cold-bloodedly objective, but he was always a gentleman.
Things get better in the second half of the book, although the use of the evil nemesis trope had my eyes rolling around in my head a bit. The mystery plotting was really excellent, and while I suspected something wonky, I didn't see where the author was taking me until I was there.
Overall, it wasn't as strong as it could have been, but it was good. I enjoyed it enough to look forward to coming back to it. Not sure if I'll read the next one or not though. Maybe.