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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde

(The first book in the Marty Hudson Mystery series)
A novel by

From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a modern, female driven new take on the legend of Sherlock Holmes...

Martha "Marty" Hudson has it all...almost. While her best friend, Irene Adler, is a dot-com millionaire many times over, Marty's days are filled with working as a barista at a Stanford University coffee bar, crashing various courses and lectures, and dodging the rent collector at her crummy apartment. But when Marty suddenly finds out that a long-lost aunt has left her a Victorian home at 221 Baker Street in the heart of San Francisco, she's hopeful her luck is about to turn around! Okay, so the Victorian is run down and probably in need of more repairs than Marty could ever afford, but at least it's a link to family. However when Marty starts sifting through the contents of the dilapidated home, she realizes her aunt's death may not have been natural...and might have been a case of murder! Taking her suspicions to the grumpy Detective Lastrade and the uber-hot medical examiner, Dr. John Watson, only gets her a pair of doors slammed in her face. But Marty and Irene don't give up that easily. Instead, they invent fictitious private investigator, Sherlock Holmes, to open those doors for them! Between Marty's eclectic class-crashing knowledge and Irene's tech know-how, "Sherlock Holmes" investigates an over-the-hill yoga teacher, mob shops in Chinatown, pot dispensaries in the East Bay, and a slew of suspicious characters. But when the killer returns - this time with Marty in sight! - even the great Holmes may not be able to save least not without a little help from the girls.

*Winner of the 2017 RONE Award for Best Mystery*

The Marty Hudson Mysteries:
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde - book #1
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva - book #2

What critics are saying:
"One of the most anticipated of the fall releases happens to be one of THE BEST of the fall releases! Halliday and Rey have joined forces to create a SUPERLATIVE new cozy mystery series that will leave readers clamoring for more."
~ Diane Morasco, Blogcritics Reviews

"Move Over Sherlock...Marty is Here! I am a fan of Gemma Halliday and Kelly Rey as individual authors, but teaming them together has been delightful experience!"
~ Kings River Life Magazine

"Great characters, a gripping mystery, an interesting supporting cast, and a really cool setting!"
~ Night Owl Reviews

Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Gemma Halliday's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde

Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde (Marty Hudson Mysteries) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Gemma Halliday, Kelly Rey
ISBN: 1-5348-3343-9 / 978-1-5348-3343-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Brash Blonde: a modern take on an old legend (Marty Hudson Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Gemma Halliday, Kelly Rey
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU