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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, #1
June 26, 2018
Monster House Books
Seventeen-year-old Marisol Holmes may be the great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes, but it’s hard to live up to the family name when only one mistake can spell your downfall. After trusting the wrong guy in a case gone totally wrong, Marisol convinces the Conclave, an underground organization of detectives solving supernatural cases, to give her a last chance to prove her worth, and maybe even heal her broken heart.
After all, as a half-blood jaguar shifter, Marisol is uniquely qualified to solve this murder—and every scrap of evidence points toward the culprit being a fellow jaguar shifter. But is one of her own people involved, or is this all a ploy to kick Marisol’s mother off the shifter throne?
Then Marisol discovers her best friend, Roan, is missing, and maybe the killer’s next target. The stakes just got higher than political intrigue. Just when things couldn’t get worse, Marisol’s ex-boyfriend-turned-nemesis, Mannix, starts leaving sinister clues for her. Marisol fears this case might be far more personal than she could’ve imagined.
It’s time for Marisol to prove her worth, or her people could fall into chaos while her best friend loses his life.
What was the inspiration behind The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series?
Christina, the publisher and founder of Monster House Books, and I were talking on Skype deciding on what my first book for Monster House Books would be. I didn’t really have any ideas, but she thought it would be cool to focus on something murder-mystery related, because of my background in law and criminology, and I agreed.
Then, we came up with this fun idea to combine shifters with Sherlock Holmes… And that’s how we got the inspiration for Marisol Holmes. Marisol is the great great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes, and she’s also a halfling shifter – not to mention the heir to the shifter throne.
To make the connection to the original Sherlock Holmes series, each title in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series is based on a Sherlock Holmes book: the title “A Study in Shifters” is based on the title of the first Sherlock Holmes book, “A Study in Scarlet”. The second book’s title, “The Sign of The Serpent”, is based on the title of the second Sherlock Holmes book, “The Sign of The Four”.
The plot is nothing like the original books, though, but Marisol does have a few characteristics she inherited from her great great grandfather: she’s very clever, often uses Sherlock Holmes’ techniques to solve crimes, and she also has trouble connecting to other people.
**About the Author**
When she’s not writing, Majanka is probably playing World of Warcraft or catching up with the dozens of TV series she’s addicted to.
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