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Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Low to High Price: High to Low Avg. Book 1 Nov 27, Available for download now. Hex Appeal Kate Daniels Jun 05, From her early career struggles to her magnificent debut on the Italian stage wearing jewels lent to her by Mr. Tiffany, and her meeting with the smitten composer Anton Dvorak, the diva-detective climbs from anonymity to well-deserved fame.
The Crown Prince of Bohemia, tall, blond, handsome, wealthy, and royal, seems everything Irene could hope for—until a callow betrayal. Her heart aching—though her head is unbowed—Irene is in no mood for romance when she again encounters dashing English barrister Godfrey Norton, with whom she had clashed years before. The deaths of beautiful Irene Adler and her bridegroom, handsome barrister Godfrey Norton, have been widely reported in the English and European press.
But the American opera singer who once outwitted Holmes, disappearing with her photograph of the King of Bohemia, is alive and well in Paris, and lapping up her obituaries with unconcealed glee. Irene Adler is not a woman for whom idleness holds the slightest appeal. She had been unable to decipher the mysterious circumstances of the London death. Now, with a second corpse to consider, she seems to see a pattern. Then a young woman is abducted, and—against her will—tattooed! A large and varied cast-among them the divine Sarah, a green serpent, the first beautiful, blond American Princess of Monaco, a young American journalist, an all-too-attentive Viscount, and Sherlock Holmes himself—will play their roles before Irene unravels the dreadful mystery that confronts her.
Our happy trio seek nothing but rest and peace. But what was a joyous lark soon turns into a journey that can lead to disgrace, dishonor. Before Caleb Carr and Laurie R.
King, Carole Nelson Douglas gave readers a compelling look into Victoriana with a bold new detective character: Watson of her own--Nell the daughter of a Shropshire vicar who is as observant as Irene and much more educated in the ways of propriety. Together they solve crimes and outwit the famous Mr. This is the perfect series about two female detectives more advanced than the times they are living in.
Read over 50 pages of this pastiche, didn't find the story interesting at all so back to the old used book shop she goes. I love Sherlock Holmes but this book did absolutely nothing for me. No hope for this one. There is very little mystery in a book you expect to be a mystery.
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It's not even really about Irene Adler. It's about her boring sidekick. Good night, boring sidekick. Oct 24, Jenny rated it liked it. This parallels a Scandal in Bohemia, starting a few years earlier with the association of the narrator Nell with Irene Adler, going on to describe Adler's adventures from the perspective of the protagonist rather than the object of someone else's story. Not a masterpiece, but diverting enough and enough to make me want to look up the next book in the series.
Main gripe, a gypsy [sic] fortune-teller who foretells the identity of her eventual beloved, a man whose identity that the reader knows both from A Scandal in Bohemia and from his earlier presence in the book, only to have both Irene and Nell go "but who could it be?!?!?! Anyone who knows me knows that I am certainly neeeeeeever going to ding a book for being too feminist, but I dislike it when morality is delivered at the expense of the flow and rhythm of a story, and would've preferred a subtler hand.
My overall feeling was "Meh". It was a bit too long. Everything just dragged and there were pieces that I didn't see why I cared about, therefore I honestly didn't keep track of, aka the Zone of Diamonds. I could have cared less about that, although it did hook in different important characters. This hashed out details, characters, and brought us to the point where the ACD-canon left off with 2.
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler, #1) by Carole Nelson Douglas
This hashed out details, characters, and brought us to the point where the ACD-canon left off with Irene Adler. Also, I was a bit mislead with this book. Nov 04, JoAnne rated it it was amazing. If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, you will love this account of his first encounter with Irene Adler written from the perspective of Irene and her companion, Penelope Huxleigh. The first of the Irene Adler novels by Douglas.
I really enjoyed hearing the story from her side. I've seen this book for years, having worked at bookstores for many years, and I never bothered to read the back cover. I haven't read a lot of Sherlock Holmes, but I have enjoyed Irene Adler in the various movie and tv adaptations I have watched. While I did enjoy this book enough to recommend it to others, it could have used another pass by an editor to firm up some of the slower bits. Also, there are points in the book when Irene Adler disappears and we are left with her new sidekick, Nell Hu I've seen this book for years, having worked at bookstores for many years, and I never bothered to read the back cover.
Also, there are points in the book when Irene Adler disappears and we are left with her new sidekick, Nell Huxleigh. While I enjoyed Miss Huxleigh, I do think too much time was spent with her wondering what Irene was up to. Still good period detail, fun characters all around, and interconnecting mysteries make for a fun read. Will gladly read the next book in the series and hope that it's editor gave it more of a go than this one. I have had this sitting on my shelf since it was first published back in I, like many others I am sure, thought it would be too romance-novelish for my tastes, but I had it anyway as part of my Sherlockian library.
Sadly, it is now even marketed as a romance novel, with a proper bodice-ripper cover even. Too bad -this approach will turn away many readers who might appreciate it, while disappointing those that by it because of the cover.
May 31, Mina rated it liked it Shelves: I generally enjoyed this one, though at times I definitely had "get on with it! However I'm not entirely certain I liked it enough to continue on with the series. Thought it was a little long, but did enjoy the backstory of why Adler got tangled up with the prince in Bohemia.
All in all though, was an enjoyable enough read. Apr 05, Stella Lee rated it liked it. I wanted to like this book but I just don't. I find the characters not engaging - the narrator is no Dr. Watson and I find her insufferable and annoying. The plots are all over the place and don't hang together.
Feb 22, benebean rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 18, bluerose rated it it was amazing. Mar 25, Pat Kidd rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very well written, superb characters. Wish there were more!
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Aug 13, Phylisha Stone rated it really liked it. A woman ahead of her time in and era when second and sometimes third class citizens. Jun 08, Melissa rated it really liked it. A little long but so well done. Oct 12, Jack Heath marked it as to-read Shelves: Miss Adler, the beautiful American opera singer, is also a superb detective as Holmes will admit.
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But in the matters of the heart? Nov 10, Luciana Darce rated it really liked it. Penelope, ou Nell, e Irene se conhecem quando a cantora salva a primeira de um furto Adler turns the tables on them both and gets away with the photograph. Holmes, the first book in the Irene Adler series, traces the years leading up to that adventure through the diaries of one Miss Penelope Huxleigh. Penelope is soon penniless on the streets.
A street urchin is trying steal her carpetbag when the book opens. While trying to forge an opera career in London, Irene makes a partial living as a Pinkerton agent. Nell is enjoying her own steady employment as a typist for a barrister at the Temple. Her employer is a significant figure in the story, but no spoilers here: Then one morning Nell, left in charge of the Saffron Hill flat, receives a strange message from Irene: A vein of sly humor runs through it all.
Tension is high right up to the last scene. Famous real life characters and famous fictional ones make cameo appearances: For those who like their mysteries spiced with history, glamor, and lots of humor, this is a must read. And there are seven more in the series..
You can visit the author at her website: Carole Nelson Douglas Her books there are three series are available at: Although some felt this title read more like a romance novel than a murder mystery, it was interesting to see Sherlock Holmes from the perspective of Irene Adler. Find this book at the Fox Lake Library: Mar 03, Annie rated it it was amazing. Jul 12, Jacqueline O. Holmes takes the familiar Sherlock Holmes short story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", and turns it on it's head, telling the story from Irene Adler's point of view.
It also expands the story into a full-length novel. Nell narrates the story, and she is interesting in her own right. The daughter of a parson, when her father dies, she's left on her own. Nell does OK, getting a job as a governess. However, w Good Night, Mr.