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A study in treason : a daughter of Sherlock Holmes mystery [text (large print)] / Leonard Goldberg.

By: Goldberg, Leonard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Daughter of Sherlock Holmes mystery ; 2.Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019Edition: Center Point Large print edition.Description: 384 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: still image | unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781643583235; 1643583239.Subject(s): Blalock, Joanna (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Women private investigators -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Treason -- Fiction | Large type booksGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 813 Summary: "A continuation of USA TODAY bestselling author Leonard Goldberg's The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Treason is a new intriguing locked room mystery for Joanna and the Watsons to solve. The following case has not previously been disclosed to thepublic due to the sensitive information on foreign affairs. All those involved were previously bound by the Official Secrets Act. With the passage of time and the onset of the Great War, these impediments have been removed and the story can now be safelytold. When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to use their keen detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty. Told from the point of view of Dr. John Watson, Jr. in a style similar to the original Sherlock Holmes stories, A Study in Treason is based partly on facts in our world and partly on the facts left to us by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Full of excitement and intrigue, this mystery is sure to be enjoyed by fans of Sherlock Holmes"-- Provided by publisher.
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When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to use their detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty.

"A continuation of USA TODAY bestselling author Leonard Goldberg's The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Treason is a new intriguing locked room mystery for Joanna and the Watsons to solve. The following case has not previously been disclosed to thepublic due to the sensitive information on foreign affairs. All those involved were previously bound by the Official Secrets Act. With the passage of time and the onset of the Great War, these impediments have been removed and the story can now be safelytold. When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to use their keen detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty. Told from the point of view of Dr. John Watson, Jr. in a style similar to the original Sherlock Holmes stories, A Study in Treason is based partly on facts in our world and partly on the facts left to us by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Full of excitement and intrigue, this mystery is sure to be enjoyed by fans of Sherlock Holmes"-- Provided by publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

The game is afoot in Goldberg's lovingly crafted sequel to 2017's The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes. On the eve of WWI, Sir Harold Whitlock, First Sea Lord, asks Joanna Blalock, daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler, for help in finding a sensitive document that has disappeared from a locked room on the foreign secretary's estate. The police suspect the butler's son and the German-born groundskeeper of colluding to sell the document to the Germans, but a careful examination of the clues leads Joanna to conclude otherwise. In Goldberg's telling, Holmes died in 1903, and Joanna is married to John Watson Jr., M.D., the son of Holmes's original sidekick, Dr. Watson, who's still around to point out the similarities between Joanna and her late detective father. Avid Sherlockians will be delighted by the many echoes of the original Holmes canon, from the dog who did not bark to Joanna's unlikely disguises and knack for martial arts. Agent: Scott Mendel, Mendel Media Group. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Even after Goldberg's The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, it's still to get your head around the startling notion of Holmes having offspring, but here she is again: a beautiful, brilliant young woman solving crimes in Edwardian England. This time Papa Holmes is deceased. His daughter, Joanna Blalock, is married to Dr. Watson's son, so she has her own Watson. Joanna and her husband include the elder Watson in their investigations, and they love to hear his stories about the Great Detective. This adventure begins during the buildup to the Great War. A government document has been stolen from a locked room, and Joanna must recover it before the Germans do. Holmesians will spot a reworking of The Adventure of the Naval Treaty engaging if a bit overcomplicated and they are likely to look askance at the idea of Holmes being dead when the war buildup began. We know he was undercover as the American Altamont then. Still, there is plenty of pleasure to be found here for lovers of Holmes pastiches.--Crinklaw, Don Copyright 2018 Booklist

Kirkus Book Review

Dr. Watson, his son, and the daughter of Sherlock Holmes solve a case of treason in 1914.Joanna Blalock Watson, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler and the wife of Dr. John Watson Jr., gets a chance to test her own formidable deductive skills when Sir Harold Whitlock calls at 221B Baker St. to ask the elder Dr. Watson for help in a case of espionage. After Watson insists that Joanna and John be included, Sir Harold tells them of the theft of a new treaty with France from the Duke of Winchester's carefully guarded country estate, where the Duke's son was making copies. The Germans would clearly love to see this document. Since all the doors and windows were locked in the five minutes that the Duke's son, Harry Halifax, was out of the room, Inspector Lestrade has thoroughly examined the place for secret passages. But Joanna finds an entrance to an unknown attic space, where footprints in the dust indicate that a large man who's a heavy smoker spent time waiting for his chance to steal the document. Settling in at a nearby inn, the sleuths find that one of the guests in a ground-floor room is never seen and has all meals delivered. Although suspicion falls on Roger Bennett, the son of the Duke's family butler, who's friendly with the German-born groundskeeper, Joanna goes further, suspecting even the families of the Duke and his daughter-in-law, both of whom are in financial difficulties. When the butler is found dead, apparently of carbon monoxide poisoning, Joanna thinks he's been murdered. Using many of the same skills as her father, including his mastery of all things related to tobacco, she bids the Baker Street Irregulars watch the room of the unknown guest while she continues to hunt down clues.Goldberg (The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes, 2017) matches the style of Conan Doyle's stories and adds the fillip of a female protagonist. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.