The Blue Diamond

Author: Leonard Goldberg

Series: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes #6

Publisher: Minotaur

Release Date: June 14, 2022

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes is back with her toughest case yet! 

Two premier hotels in London had valuable items stolen out of one of the guest rooms over the past two nights, prompting hotel owners to request for added protection from Scotland Yard.  But it is not until a third hotel has an item stolen that Joanna Watson, her husband, and father-in-law are solicited for their assistance.  The Governor-General of South Africa is in London to visit the crown and has brought with him the famous Blue Diamond that was discovered as a gift.  But even with the entire penthouse suite provided to the security entourage, the thief has somehow managed to break-in and make out with the diamond without anyone being aware. 

As the Watsons go about observing to discover all the facts, another break in is committed at the same hotel.  This time to a French Diplomat whose wife’s necklace and bracelet were stolen as well as his briefcase which contained a most important document that could be used to turn the war into England’s favor against Germany.  With national secrets on the line, the Watsons must act quickly before the Germans can discover the military’s plans, but someone is willing to kill the Watsons to move the plan forward.  Will they be able to stop them?  Or is it the end of the line to the daughter of Sherlock Holmes?

This is one of those series that I can’t wait for the next installment every year!  It always winds up on my “best of” list and the “looking forward to” list!  The mysteries are always so intertwined that my brain keeps turning throughout the whole book trying to keep with Joanna and figure out who is the culprit.  Just when I think I have it figured out, Goldberg throws in a curveball to keep me guessing right up till the end with Joanna reveals it all.  I’ve read all the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series and have enjoyed each one.  They can be read as a standalone or you can enjoy them one at a time throughout the series.  There is some character growth throughout each book and I love seeing several repeat characters throughout each story and how they grow as well.  Just a great mystery that all will love!

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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