A Ruse of Shadows (The Lady Sherlock Series #8) (Paperback)

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"I cannot recommend this series enough."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood

Charlotte Holmes is accustomed to solving crimes, not being accused of them, but she finds herself in a dreadfully precarious position as the bestselling Lady Sherlock series continues.

Charlotte’s success on the RMS Provence has afforded her a certain measure of time and assurance. Taking advantage of that, she has been busy, plotting to prise the man her sister loves from Moriarty’s iron grip.

Disruption, however, comes from an unexpected quarter. Lord Bancroft Ashburton, disgraced and imprisoned as a result of Charlotte’s prior investigations, nevertheless manages to press Charlotte into service: Underwood, his most loyal henchman, is missing and Lord Bancroft wants Charlotte to find Underwood, dead or alive.

But then Lord Bancroft himself turns up dead and Charlotte, more than anyone else, meets the trifecta criteria of motive, means, and opportunity. Never mind rescuing anyone else, with the law breathing down her neck, can Charlotte save herself from prosecution for murder?

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed historical romance authors writing today and a two-time RITA Award winner.

Praise For…

"Charlotte, like all of Sherry Thomas’s leads, is deliciously complex and utterly one of a kind. Unique and addictive, I guarantee you that if you pick up this masterpiece of a series you’ll be kicking your feet and biting your fist! I cannot recommend this series enough."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood

"A Ruse of Shadows is an unmissable high point of Sherry Thomas’ Lady Sherlock, a joyfully original historical mystery series with a romantic twist.”--BookPage

"For fans of witty banter, gender-swapped Sherlock, and intricate mysteries!”--Book Riot

“Thomas’s intricate story is populated with complex and engaging secondary characters both new and returning.”--Library Journal

“The consistently well-drawn characters serve as an anchor, and the occasional glimpse of Charlotte’s love for her family and her lover, Lord Ingram Ashburton, adds a needed touch of warmth to the clever but clinical jigsaw structure of the mystery.”--Kirkus

"Thomas wields the English language with exquisite finesse and possesses remarkable gifts for dexterous plotting and populating her imagined world with nuanced and intriguing characters. A Ruse of Shadows is the witty and wonderful eighth entry in Thomas’ exemplary Lady Sherlock mysteries, a series definitely worth starting from the beginning.”"--Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593640432
ISBN-10: 0593640438
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 25th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Lady Sherlock Series