A Case of Spontaneous Combustion (Displaced Detective #5)

A Case of Spontaneous Combustion (Displaced Detective #5) When An Entire Village On The Salisbury Plain Is Wiped Out In An Apparent Case Of Mass Spontaneous Combustion, Her Majesty S Secret Service Contacts The Holmes Agency To Investigate Unfortunately Sherlock Holmes And His Wife, Dr Skye Chadwick Holmes, Have Just Had Their First Serious Fight, Over Her Abilities And Attitudes As An Investigator To Make Matters Worse, He Is Summoned To England In The Middle Of The Night, And She Is Not And Due To The Invocation Of The National Security Act In The Summons, He Cannot Even Wake Her And Tell Her Once In London, Holmes Looks Into The Horror That Is Now Stonegrange His Investigations Take Him Into A Dangerous Undercover Assignment In Search Of A Possible Terror Ring, Though He Cannot Determine How A Human Agency Could Have Caused The Disaster There, He Works Hard To Pass As A Recent Immigrant And Manual Laborer From A Certain Rogue Mideastern Nation As He Attempts To Uncover Signs Of The Terrorists Meanwhile, Alone In Colorado, Skye Battles Raging Wildfires And Tames A Wild Mustang Stallion, All While Believing Her Husband Has Abandoned Her Who Or What Caused The Horror In Stonegrange Will Holmes Find His Way Safely Through The Metaphorical Minefield That Is Modern Middle Eastern Politics Will Skye Subdue Smoky Before She Is Seriously Hurt Will This Predicament Seriously Damage Even Destroy The Couple S Relationship And Can Holmes Stop The Terrorists Before They Unleash Their Outr Weapon Again Originally published at Reading RealityMass human spontaneous combustion it sounds like something that would be reported in the tabloids at the grocery checkout stands And that is what happens in A Case of Spontaneous Combustion But unlike the usual tabloid stories, this one is true, and MI 5 calls in Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes and Skye Chadwick Holmes are back in the fifth installment of Stephanie Osborn s fabulously entertaining Displaced Detective series, and while this story is complete in one volume unlike the others which were pairs of companion stories , it feels just as meaty and satisfying as its predecessors.What I really love about this series is that Osborn bases her mysteries in real if sometimes theoretical science, and that she relays the science in ways that are easy for people like m Sherlock Holmes and Skye Chadwick Holmes are back in the fifth installment of Stephanie Osborn s fabulously entertaining Displaced Detective series, and while this story is complete in one volume unlike the others which were pairs of companion stories , it feels just as meaty and satisfying as its predecessors.What I really love about this series is that Osborn bases her mysteries in real if sometimes theoretical science, and that she relays the science in ways that are easy for people like me, who were music and theater majors, to understand From the moment the mass disappearance death of an entire town was described, I was able to make reasonably accurate guesses about the technology that caused it, but this in no way spoiled the story, because knowing the cause wasn t enough, the real mystery was as much in the why as in the how As well, I love that, a year into their marriage, Skye and Sherlock are evolving as individuals and as a couple While they are separated from each oth
I am not certain why this particular book kept getting moved on my TBR, but I was ecstatic when it did It took me a bit longer to read, but A Case of Spontaneous Combustion by Stephanie Osborn is terrific As book 5 in the series, I enjoyed catch
Stephanie Osborn has done it again She lays out her Sherlock Holmes mysteries carefully, and a bit slowly at the start Then, thread by thread, she brings the pieces of story together, and suddenly you find that you cannot put the book down This is not Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock But t