Blog Tour: Christmas at the Saporis, KD Sherrinford

Book Review: Christmas at the SaporisSherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Mysteries Book 2, KD Sherrinford

Mystery: Christmas at the SaporisSherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Mysteries Book 2, KD Sherrinford

Blog Tour September 27, 2023

 

Ah, Christmas! A time for gathering with family and friends, a time for playing games, for making and sharing memories, for feasting, and for solving murders.

 

You might say, “I’ve never solved a murder at Christmastime!” Oh, ho, my friend, you have clearly never enjoyed Christmas at the Sapporis, Book 2 of the tremendously entertaining series by K.D. Sherrinford. You see, “Sappori” is the name adopted by Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler when they started a family. The intent was to keep Irene and their children safe from those who would do Sherlock harm. They live on a small farm outside of London. Holmes maintains his office at 221B Baker Street, comes home as often as he can, and makes sure no one can follow him.

 

One Christmas, Irene decides it is time to bury the hatchet with Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft. Early in their relationship he interfered to drive them apart. She has forgiven him, unwilling to live with bitterness in her heart. Sherlock would be fine with burying the hatchet in Mycroft’s head, but being a genius he realizes that in any relationship there has to be give and take. Irene has made up her mind: Mycroft is coming for dinner.

 

Mrs. Hudson also makes an appearance, joining the family for dinner (and much to Irene’s relief, helping with the preparations). Mycroft arrives on schedule, and, then, there is a surprising knock at the door. A very pregnant, very lovely young woman is there asking for “Sherlock,” (rather than for Lucca Sappori). What follows is a tale of betrayal, reconciliation, and murder that engages the minds of both the great detective and his exceptionally brilliant brother, and brings their family together in completely unexpected ways.

 

Sherrinford writes a delightful “what if…” story with characters from the Doyle oeuvre. What if the Holmes brothers had Christmas together? What if a mysterious stranger with a tragic tale joined them? What if more guests arrived, uninvited? This is a story written with love for the characters and absolute joy in the imagination. Personally, I can’t wait to read more.

 

Our thanks to both Zoe from Zooloos Book Tours and to the publisher for our copy of Christmas at the Sapporis, provided so we could give an honest review. The opinions here are solely those of Scintilla. For other perspectives, check out the other bloggers on this tour.

 

Book Review: Christmas at the SaporisSherlock Holmes and Irene Adler Mysteries Book 2, KD Sherrinford

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