One Book, One L&A, our community reading program, entered its fourth year when it relaunched in May with 2017's featured book: Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany!

This is the first in a new cozy mystery series titled Sherlock Holmes Bookshop. You can reserve this title at your local branch of the County of L&A Libraries or online by clicking here. Individuals, book clubs, organizations, employers – everyone – is invited to take up the challenge of the One Book, One Community initiative and organize their own way of “getting on the same page” by reading this fun title.

The OBOC program will culminate with the library’s 4th Annual Author Gala with Vicki Delany, which will be held in October during Canadian Library Month, on Saturday, October 28th at 2pm. Tickets will go on sale in September and we expect they will go fast!

About Elementary, She Read

Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, has returned to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur's Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium. The shop--located at 222 Baker Street--specializes in the Holmes canon and pastiche, and is also the home of Moriarty the cat. When Gemma finds a rare and potentially valuable magazine containing the first Sherlock Homes story hidden in the bookshop, she and her friend Jayne (who runs the adjoining Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room) set off to find the owner, only to stumble upon a dead body. 

The highly perceptive Gemma is the police’s first suspect, so she puts her consummate powers of deduction to work to clear her name, investigating a handsome rare books expert, the dead woman's suspiciously unmoved son, and a whole family of greedy characters desperate to cash in on their inheritance. But when Gemma and Jayne accidentally place themselves at a second murder scene, it's a race to uncover the truth before the detectives lock them up for good.

Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight in the sleuthing duo of Gemma and Jayne in Elementary, She Read, the clever and captivating series debut by nationally bestselling author Vicki Delany.