It’s A Three Book Problem when a houseful of guests are all suspects when their host is murdered by a poisoned blow dart!
Gemma is the proprietor of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop. But this weekend, she is helping her bff, Jayne, cater a Sherlockian house party. Gemma’s police detective boyfriend also comes along to assist with kitchen duty. When the host is murdered in front of Gemma and Jayne, Gemma can’t help but investigate.
I usually love this series. However, this book changed it up in a way I didn’t enjoy as much as usual. The setting is a faux English country mansion rather than Gemma’s Sherlockian bookstore and gift shop. While I appreciate the nod to Christie, I missed the store cat, Moriarty, and the funny town characters who frequent the shop. Worse than the change in setting was the pacing. The book dragged quite a bit in the middle. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend A Three Book Problem as an entry point to the series. But diehard series fans may want to read it. 3 stars.
Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.