*** Good Morning Irene, Carole Nelson Douglas, 1990
Two years ago I read Good Night, Mr. Holmes. I said I couldn't wait to read some more, but I did. Wait, that is. And now I've read some more and I'm glad I did.
As in the previous book, there is a brush with Sherlock Holmes, but it's not the focus of the story. Rather, the mystery of tattooed corpses missing a finger lead the trio (Irene, Godfrey, and chronicler Nell) from Paris to Monaco. Entertaining reading for Holmes fans and others.
Here are a few quotes:
"The longer I spoke the more convinced I became that I was hanging a sheep for a lamb."I liked that one because of how she mangles the saying, "Might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb." into hanging the animals.
"I will say this: that while in the relationships between men and women there is much stuff of comedy and tragedy, there can be found in the marital bed an intimacy that mingles the best of the human and the divine."FYI, the book was reissued as The Adventuress in 2003.