The Soprano's Last Song: 11/20/16
The Soprano's Last Song by Irene Adler is the second of the Sherlock, Lupin & Io series. After their adventures in the South of France, the three had promised to meet up again in London after Irene's family is settled. All that goes pear shaped when Lupin's father is arrested for the kidnapping of an opera singer and the murder of a composer's secretary.
Much of this book then should be focused on trying to clear Theophraste's name and of course find the missing opera singer. Unfortunately it has some pacing problems. Along with the mysteries at hand, there is the on-going war in France and the continued melodrama within the ranks of Irene's family: dropped hints that she's not their daughter, her mother's failing health, etc.
The historical setting in this one got to be too much of a distraction from the basic two part mystery. It's not that I don't want these three to be living in their world but I also don't need Irene proving her timeline of events to me every few pages either.