The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception Review

"Suspenseful and entertaining, with many twists and turns....This is one of the best Sherlock Holmes series since Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell books."—Historical Novel Society

USA Today bestselling author Leonard Goldberg returns with another puzzling case for the daughter of Sherlock Holmes to unravel in this exciting mystery, The Art of Deception, sure to be enjoyed by fans of Sherlock Holmes as well Laurie R. King and Charles Finch.

In the west end of London, an apparently crazed individual is on the loose, breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash valuable paintings of women. Despite Scotland Yard’s best efforts, the criminal remains at large and continues on his destructive path.

When Joanna and the Watsons are called in to solve the mystery, they soon discover that although the canvases have been slashed, their backings remain pristine, with no cuts or scratches. The criminal, it seems, is no mere vandal—he's searching for something hidden behind the portraits.

Suspicion soon falls on two skilled art restorers who previously worked at the gallery where all the vandalized art was purchased. When Joanna finds the body of one in a bricked off fireplace at the gallery, the other is left as the prime suspect. But then he's discovered dead as well. Luckily, Joanna has a plan for ensnaring the criminal once and for all. But it must not fail, or more paintings—and lives—will be lost.

Title:The Art of Deception
Edition Language:English

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    The Art of Deception Reviews

  • Linda

    Ten days before Christmas in West End London and the bad elves have been set upon the city. It's 1916 and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard is ringing the doorbell of Joanna Watson, daughter of the ...

  • eyes.2c

    The puzzle of Joanna Holmes!Valuable art works being slashed and damaged has Joanna and husband John along with Watson (and young son Johnny) searching for the culprit. The plot becomes complicated, i...

  • Annette

    London, 1912. Sherlock Holmes’ daughter Joanna and Dr. Watson and his son are investigating a new case of a man breaking into art galleries and private homes to slash paintings. In a hasty escape, t...

  • Jay

    My Mystery Scene review of the book is now online. You can check it out here:

  • Anne - Books of My Heart

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I was thrilled to continue wit...

  • Patricia

    THE ART DECEPTION is a very clever novel in which Sherlock Holmes' daughter solves a very tricky crime by an art thief! I loved the way the story was presented and how it unfolded. I almost guarantee ...

  • Mairy

    I was very disappointed by The Art of Deception. Nothing modern about it, a very old-fashioned plot and writing style. It felt like a book I selected at the library, written last century. Joanna is à...

  • Anne

    The Art of Deception by Leonard Goldberg is a mystery being solved by Joanna, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler; her husband, John Hudson, Jr; and her father-in-law, John Hudson. It is v...

  • Linda Munro

    I haven’t read a Sherlock Holmes book in ages; but thanks to goodreads, the author and published I did get the opportunity to read this ARC; a daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery. We have all of the...

  •  Bookoholiccafe

    The Art of Deception is book 4 of “The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries”.Since this book was my first read by this author, I had to read the previous books summary.Its 1912, the story is taki...