Tuesday, November 15, 2022

#BookReview: What Child is This? (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure #5) by Bonnie MacBird, Frank Cho (Illustrator)

Synopsis: It’s the season of peace and goodwill, but a Victorian Christmas is no holiday for the world’s most popular detective in this new book from Bonnie MacBird, author of the bestselling Sherlock Holmes novel Art in the Blood.

It’s Christmastime in London, and Sherlock Holmes takes on two cases. The angelic three-year-old child of a wealthy couple is the target of a vicious kidnapper, and a country aristocrat worries that his handsome, favourite son has mysteriously vanished from his London pied à terre. Holmes and Watson, aided by the colourful Heffie O’Malley, slip slide in the ice to ensure a merry Christmas is had by nearly everybody . . .


Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: Wonderful story for the Sherlock Holmes fan!  This was a double mystery of fun with a Christmas feel!  I loved the characters and the story. Can not wait for more. 


“MacBird’s artistry will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.”
―Michael Dirda, 
Washington Post

“Perfectly captures the essence of Conan Doyle's fiction.'

“MacBird's series grows stronger with each book and she remains the best and most faithful pastiche writer out there today – bar none.”
The Doylockian

“Victorian London comes alive in this enthralling Christmas mystery, written with intelligence, style, and lovely period detail.” 
―Mimi Matthews, 
USA Today bestselling author

What Child Is This? is the most charming, entertaining Holmesian yarn I've read in years. True to the curmudgeonly character, this schmaltz-free Christmas novel also gives a fascinating look at the attitudes toward love and family in late Victorian England  - while  deftly weaving a suitably Sherlockian double mystery.  A must read for Holmesians ― and others!”
 ― Matt Witten, bestselling author of 
The Necklace

About the Author

Bonnie MacBird is a produced screenwriter and playwright as well as an accomplished stage actor and writing teacher. She holds degrees from Stanford in music and film, and when she’s not writing Sherlock Holmes, moonlights as a theatre director and audiobook reader. She divides her time between Los Angeles and London. Visit her at www.macbird.com.

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