Lock & Mori

Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty

I spun round to leave just after I’d spoken though I took enormous pleasure in the fading sounds of his scrambling and cursing as I waked away.” – Lock and Mori

This is a modern version of Sherlock Holmes. I tried to write my own brief synopsis but I think the one the book provides is better, this is from goodreads:

  • In modern-day London, two brilliant high school students, one Sherlock Holmes and a Miss James “Mori” Moriarty, meet. A murder will bring them together. The truth very well might drive them apart.
  • Before they were mortal enemies, they were much more.
  • FACT: Someone has been murdered in London’s Regent’s Park. The police have no leads.
  • FACT: Miss James “Mori”Moriarty and Sherlock “Lock” Holmes should be hitting the books on a school night. Instead, they are out crashing a crime scene.
  • FACT: Lock has challenged Mori to solve the case before he does. Challenge accepted.
  • FACT: Despite agreeing to Lock’s one rule–they must share every clue with each other–Mori is keeping secrets.
  • OBSERVATION: Sometimes you can’t trust the people closest to you with matters of the heart. And after this case, Mori may never trust Lock again.

Well first I would like to say, I loved this re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes! I thought Mori was smart and intelligent, but also vulnerable. She didn’t seem the “perfect” character that is sometimes portrayed, Petty gives Mori insecurities that come up throughout the book. Both Sherlock and his brother Mycroft have been perfectly modernized to fit this story. They still have their sibling rivalry but I enjoyed that Mycroft has a softer side in this story. The story is fast paced, intense and gripping. The writing flows amazingly well, it is definitely a quick fun read. Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down, literally I didn’t do anything until I finished it. I really enjoyed this book, it was such a wonderful debut novel. 5/5

Release: September 15, 2015, 256 pages.


5 Puple Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through Edelweiss. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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