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Publication Order of The Elemental Trilogy Books

The Burning Sky (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perilous Sea (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Immortal Heights (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fitzhugh Trilogy Books

Beguiling the Beauty (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravishing the Heiress (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bride of Larkspear (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tempting the Bride (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dance in Moonlight (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Claiming the Duchess (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Heart of Blade Duology Books

The Hidden Blade (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Beautiful Enemy (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lady Sherlock Books

A Study in Scarlet Women (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlotte Holmes and the Locked Box (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Conspiracy in Belgravia (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollow of Fear (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of Theft (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on Cold Street (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Moriarty, I Presume? (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tempest at Sea (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The London Trilogy Books

Private Arrangements (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His at Night (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Luckiest Lady in London (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Marsdens Books

Delicious (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Quite a Husband (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Ballad of Mulan Books

The Magnolia Sword (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The One in My Heart (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Heart Is a Universe (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Midnight Scandals(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sherry Thomas ranks as one of the most popular romance authors from the United States today. She has been the recipient of several prestigious reviews from venerated publications and trade publications such as Kirkus, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. She has also been feted by media organizations such as the New York Times and National Public Radio. English is Thomas’s second language since she was born in China, and her very earliest experiences of English was her grandmother doing English language newspaper crossword puzzles. Once she had moved to the United States aged thriteen, she would improve her English through reading romance and fiction novels such as “Sweet Savage Love” by Rosemary Roger, and the fiction of Isaac Asimov that she read with the help of an English Chinese dictionary. Her debut novel was an English-set Victorian romance that she first published in 2006 after seven failed attempts. In 2013, she would branch into young adult fantasy before branching into traditional historical settings in 2014 to publish a set of novels set in Imperialist China. Some of her historical romances include The Lady Sherlock Series, The Marsdens, The London Trilogy, Heart of Blade Duology, and The Fitzhughs. Very early in her publishing career, she decided that she would only write novels that she would enjoy reading. As it currently stands, she has published novels in the romance, mystery, fantasy, and a wuxia-inspired duology. Two of her novels the 2011 published “His at Night” and the 2010 published “Not Quite a Husband” won the Best Historical Romance award at the RITA awards in 2011 and 2010 respectively. She currently lives in Austin Texas with her sons and husband and when she is not writing, she can be found thinking about the zaniness and zen of her writing career, reading books, and playing computer games with her sons.

Before she published her first novel with Bantam in 2006, Sherry has had a bumpy road with rejection after rejection. Her debut novel was “Private Arrangements”, which was first published as “Schemes of Love”. Before she published that novel, she had written five manuscripts in seven years that had all been rejected. The novel received excellent reviews from Publishers Weekly who named it Best First Historical Romance of 2008 and described it as smart and steamy. She would follow it up with “Delicious” in the same year before she wrote the two RITA award-winning novels of 2010 and 2011. Up until this time, she was only churning standalone contemporary romances. In 2012, she published three novels in the Fitzhugh trilogy followed by “The Luckiest Lady in London” that was a standalone release. By 2013, she branched into adult fantasy fiction, which would result in the publishing of the Elemental Trilogy. Her novels have been described as a sure romantic touch, and excellent world building in the mold of Caroline Stevermer and Anne McCaffrey, who write similar satisfying romantic magical sagas. Sherry Thomas is known for her deft pacing, character development, poetic and nearly lyrical prose. She transports her readers between Victorian London eras to the breathtaking vistas of China and down to the dark passages of young adult fantasy. She writes mesmerizing and gripping romances that leave the reader gasping for more.

One of Sherry Thomas’s most popular series of novels is the Lady Sherlock Contemporary romance series of novels. Sherry made her name writing a gender flipped character in a female Sherlock with the temperament and mind of the real Sherlock from Victorian England. Charlotte Holmes the lead in the series lives at a time when it would be absurd for a woman to set up a detective agency. As such, Charlotte Holmes the eccentric, brilliant, and respectable young woman decides to go against all of societal conventions. She is ready to face ostracization in a quest to make use of her excellent deductive powers to help her family and the society at large resolve puzzling mysteries. Sherry has always been a proponent at gender flipping and her RITA Award-winning title “Not Quite A Husband” is a flipped take on the 1925 book “The Painted Veil”. Her inspiration from the novel was from watching BBC Sherlock which drove her to wonder just what kind of person Sherlock would be if he was a woman. With many adaptations of the series such as Sherlock Holmes mysteries, CBS Sherlock changing Sherlock’s partner to a woman, she was surprised to learn that nobody had ever done it with the genius himself. As such, she went ahead to create her gender flipped version in Charlotte Holmes.

“A Study in Scarlet”, the first novel in the series is a riveting narrative that introduces the gritty and determined Charlotte Holmes. Charlotte has never been one to accept the politesse expected of women by her society. While she never thought she would ever become one of the city’s pariah earning her living on the mean streets of London, everything changes when a mysterious death strikes. With most of the suspicion on her father and her sister, Charlotte who has the wits of the legendary Sherlock Holmes knows it is up to her to clear the family name and find the real killers. She enlists the help of old and new friends including a long time romantic partner, a police inspector, and a kindhearted widow. However, when all is said and done, Charlotte who has taken the name of Sherlock Holmes has to go toe to toe with a most cunning mastermind, while going against societal expectations.

“A Conspiracy in Belgravia” the second novel is an excellent detective thriller that sees the lead character Charlotte put her deductive powers to use. She has the freedom and time to act as detective having been shunned by London society. She has done very well for herself after setting up her office on Upper Baker Street office where she helps with all kinds of mysteries. Lady Ingram brings a mysterious case of her first love that did not make their annual rendezvous to Charlotte, who cannot refuse her benefactor and dear friend. Discretion and loyalty aside, the case hits right home for Charlotte as the missing man also happens to be her illegitimate half-brother, Myron Finch. In the meantime, Charlotte has to deal with a an unidentified body that turns up in the least expected of locations, a mysterious stranger trying to woo Livia her sister and a marriage proposal from out of the blues. Charlotte’s investigative powers are put to the ultimate test, as she is in a fight to locate her brother while ensuring she does not end up dead in some backstreet in London.

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One Response to “Sherry Thomas”

  1. Betty Thomas: 10 months ago

    I just finished reading A Study in Scarlet Women it was one of the most intriguing and wonderful book I have ever read. I can’t wait to read book two in the series. I am so happy that the library book club had this amazing book on our list.


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