Tuesday, October 2, 2018

FP/TT: The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:

"Hello, brother," murmured Charlotte Holmes to the man who helped her descend from the carriage.


Chapter One


Inspector Robert Treadles accepted hat, lunch, and walking stick from his wife with an approximation of a smile. "Thank you, my dear."

Alice smiled back and kissed him on the cheek. "Good day, Inspector. Go forth and uphold law and order."
Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
In the days and weeks immediately following Mr. Finch's narrow escape, Mrs. Watson, too, had been frantic with worry. She and Miss Holmes had conferred frequently and at length concerning the various scenarios that could arise, and what their countermeasures must be in any given situation.
This week I am spotlighting The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas. Here is the description from Amazon:
Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, returns in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of A Conspiracy in Belgravia and A Study in Scarlet Women, an NPR Best Book of 2016.

Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't.

Moriarty's shadow looms large. First, Charlotte's half brother disappears. Then, Lady Ingram, the estranged wife of Charlotte's close friend Lord Ingram, turns up dead on his estate. And all signs point to Lord Ingram as the murderer.

With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to seek out the truth. But uncovering the truth could mean getting too close to Lord Ingram--and a number of malevolent forces...


  1. This one sounds tempting. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. I was literally just looking this book up when I saw your post about it. I haven't read the first two books yet so I think I will wait, but it really sounds like an intriguing series.

  3. Nice teaser! I've been meaning to give this series a try but have yet to do so! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  4. Oh The Hollow of Fear has a great feel to it - would read this!

    Here's my Tuesday post - thanks for sharing! x

  5. This sounds like a series I would enjoy but I definitely would like to start with the first book.

  6. This is a new to me series. I do like the sound of the book.

  7. Although I like the opening paragraphs, I'm going to pass. I have too many series going right now. Maybe next year. I do hope you enjoy it.

  8. Love that atmospheric cover and the gender-switch with Sherlock Holmes. This sounds like a fun series, though I would go to book one first. Thanks for sharing.


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