"Billed as a prequel to the main series of Sherlock Holmes/Lucy James mysteries, this is a pacy and lively novel that sees the two working independently on a case." Kate Baly, NetGalley
"This prequel to the series is an enjoyable quick read." Susan, Goodreads
"It's a fast page turner that can be read in a couple of hours." Kirsty White, Goodreads
The Sherlock and Lucy series has been recommended by The Library of Clean Reads. For fans of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Janet Evanovich, Rhys Bowen, L.B. Hathaway, Jacqueline Winspear, Susan Elia Macneal, T E Kinsey, Leighann Dobbs, Charles Todd, Vivian Conroy, Hamilton Crane, Frances Brody, Ashley Weaver, Patricia Wentworth, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, Clara Benson, M.C. Beaton, Charles Finch, Gladys Mitchell, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Carola Dunn, Georgette Heyer, Kate Parker, Alyssa Maxwell, Maia Chance, Cecil Freeman Gregg, Barbara Cleverly, Kerry Greenwood, Elizabeth Edmondson, Edmund Crispin, Mary Roberts Rinehart, James Runcie, Catriona McPherson, Anne Perry, Sue Grafton, Martha Grimes, Emma Jameson, cozy mysteries, historical mysteries, historical fiction.
This novella is the prequel to the series. It takes place three days before the opening of The Last Moriarty.
The optimal reading order of the Sherlock and Lucy books is:
The Crown Jewel Mystery
The Last Moriarty
The Wilhelm Conspiracy