The Murder of Mary Russell

The Murder of Mary Russell
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN 10: 0804177929
ISBN 13: 9780804177924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of Mary Russell Book Review:

Mary Russell is used to dark secrets--her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. But what of the other person to whom she has opened her heart: the couple's longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell's faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson's son. And though what he tells Russell cannot possibly be true, she believes him--as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And afterward, a pool of blood stains the floor, the smell of gunpowder hangs in the air, and most shocking of all: the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson. Or rather, the woman she was before Baker Street. Now, to uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper's secrets--to a time before her deception, before her crimes were buried. There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed. And nothing will ever be the same.

The Murder of Mary Russell

The Murder of Mary Russell
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0804177910
ISBN 13: 9780804177917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of Mary Russell Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense. Russell and Holmes have become one of modern literature’s most beloved teams. But does this adventure end it all? Mary Russell is used to dark secrets—her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him—as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And when the scene is discovered—a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air—the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson. Or rather to Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street. The key to Russell’s sacrifice lies in Mrs. Hudson’s past. To uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper’s secrets—to a time before her disguise was assumed, before her crimes were buried away. There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed. And nothing will ever be the same. Praise for The Murder of Mary Russell “Leaping narrative energy has always been a hallmark of this series, and it reaches something of a peak in this latest volume. . . . The lean momentum of the story never falters. . . . It’s a stunning prolonged feat of storytelling, and it succeeds in making The Murder of Mary Russell the best installment so far in an excellent series.”—The Christian Science Monitor “[A] sharp, inventive and rewarding series.”—The Seattle Times “Delightful . . . a triumph of plotting . . . Fans, always hungry to know more personal details about King’s iteration of Sherlock Holmes and his world, will get a few more delicious tidbits this time around.”—Booklist (starred review)

The Murder of Mary Russell

The Murder of Mary Russell
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0749020660
ISBN 13: 9780749020668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of Mary Russell Book Review:

Mary Russell is used to dark secrets – her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. But what about the secrets of the third member of the Holmes household: Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him – as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. And when the scene is discovered – a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air – the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson. To uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper’s secrets – to a time before her disguise was assumed, before her crimes were buried away. There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed. And nothing will ever be the same.

Mary Russell s War

Mary Russell s War
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Alibi
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0425284492
ISBN 13: 9780425284490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary Russell s War Book Review:

Laurie R. King illuminates the hidden corners of her beloved Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series in this dynamic short story collection. In nine previously published short stories and one brand-new, never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery—available together for the first time—Laurie R. King blends her long-running brand of crime fiction with historical treats and narrative sleight of hand. At the heart of the collection is a prequel novella that begins with England’s declaration of war in 1914. As told in Mary Russell’s teenage diaries, the whip-smart girl investigates familial mysteries, tracks German spies through San Francisco, and generally delights with her extraordinary mind—until an unimaginable tragedy strikes. Here too is the case of a professor killed by a swarm of bees; Mrs. Hudson’s investigation of a string of disappearing household items—and a lifelong secret; a revealing anecdote about a character integral to The God of the Hive; the story of Mary’s beloved Uncle Jake and a monumental hand of cards; and a series of postcards in which Mary searches for her missing husband, Sherlock Holmes. Last but not least, fans will be especially thrilled by Mary’s account of her decision, at age ninety-two, to publish her memoirs—and how she concluded that Ms. King should be the one to introduce her voice to the world. Praise for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries “The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”—Lee Child “The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”—The Washington Post Book World “A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.”—The New York Times “Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”—Houston Chronicle “An engaging romp guaranteed to please . . . perfectly written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”—USA Today, on Pirate King “Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller. No reader who opens this one will be disappointed.”—Michael Connelly, on The God of the Hive “Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”—The Denver Post, on The Game

Dreaming Spies

Dreaming Spies
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 0345531817
ISBN 13: 9780345531810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming Spies Book Review:

1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find a stone. The stone is inscribed with the same name that they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan. It is the first indication that the investigation they did for him a year ago might not be as complete as they had thought. In Japan there were spies; in Oxford there are dreams. In both places, there is a small, dark-haired woman, and danger.

Island of the Mad

Island of the Mad
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 080417797X
ISBN 13: 9780804177979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of the Mad Book Review:

Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling series featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes is “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today” (Lee Child)! The last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad, missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. Although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital . . . better known as Bedlam. Russell wants nothing to do with the case—but she can’t say no. To track down the vanished woman, she must use her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge—and enlist her husband’s legendary prowess. Together, the two travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the murky canals of Venice—only to find the shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege. Praise for Island of the Mad “Full of lush details and clever twists.”—Booklist “Once again validates Laurie R. King as the preeminent Holmes writer working today.”—Bookreporter “A truly memorable mystery . . . Laurie King brings her always amazing imagination to the page to enthrall readers, as only she can do.”—Suspense Magazine “Superb . . . shocking . . . Come for the mystery, stay for the sightseeing, the gibes at fascism, and the heroine’s climactic masquerade as silent film star Harold Lloyd.”—Kirkus Reviews “There’s no shortage of entertainment. . . . If you are a fan of the series, you won’t be disappointed!”—San Francisco Book Review “Well-plotted . . . This ranks as one of the better recent installments in this popular series.”—Publishers Weekly

To Play the Fool

To Play the Fool
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 1429993790
ISBN 13: 9781429993791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Play the Fool Book Review:

Celebrated author Laurie R. King dazzles mystery lovers once again in To Play the Fool, her second Kate Martinelli mystery. The story unfolds as a band of homeless people cremate a beloved dog in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. When it comes to incidents like this, the authorities are willing to overlook a few broken regulations. But three weeks later, after the dog's owner gets the same fiery send-off, the SFPD knows it has a serious problem on its hands. Other than the fact that they're dealing with a particularly grisly homicide, Inspector Kate Martinelli and her partner, Al Hawkin, have little else to go on. They have a homeless victim without a positive ID, a group of witnesses who have little love for the cops, and a possible suspect, known only as Brother Erasmus. Kate learns that Erasmus is well-acquainted with the park's homeless and with the rarefied atmosphere of Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, yet he remains an enigma to all. It's apparent that he is by no means crazy--but he is a fool. Kate begins the frustrating task of interrogating a man who communicates only through quotations. Trying to learn something of his history leads her along a twisting road to a disbanded cult, long-buried secrets, the thirst for spirituality, and the hunger for bloody vengeance.

The Language of Bees

The Language of Bees
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2010-01-29
ISBN 10: 0749008075
ISBN 13: 9780749008079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of Bees Book Review:

The New York Times Bestseller. For Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, returning to the Sussex coast after seven months abroad was a delicious anticipation. There was even a mystery to solve - the unexplained disappearance of an entire colony of bees from one of Holmes's beloved hives. But the anticipated sweetness of their homecoming is quickly tempered by a bitter memory from her husband's past. Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the promising surrealist painter had been charged with - and exonerated from - murder. Now the talented and troubled young man is enlisting their help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child. From suicides among the Standing Stones to a bizarre religious cult, from the demi-monde of the Café Royal at the heart of Bohemian London to the dark secrets of a young woman's past on the streets of Shanghai, Russell will find herself on the trail of a killer more dangerous than any she's ever faced - a killer Sherlock Holmes himself may be protecting for reasons near and dear to his heart.

Locked Rooms

Locked Rooms
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2005-06-21
ISBN 10: 9780553901597
ISBN 13: 0553901591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locked Rooms Book Review:

“A truly bravura performance [with] all the magnetic appeal of the best of the original Conan Doyle novels.”—The Strand Magazine En route to San Francisco to settle her family’s estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams—and even more troubling behavior. In 1906, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived elsewhere at the time. But Holmes knows better. Soon it is clear that whatever unpleasantness Mary wanted to forget hasn’t forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent’s marriage and the tragic “accident” that Mary alone survived. What Russell discovers is that even a forgotten past never dies . . . and it can kill again. BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Laurie R. King's The God of the Hive and Pirate King.

Riviera Gold

Riviera Gold
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0525620834
ISBN 13: 9780525620839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riviera Gold Book Review:

"Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes turn the Riviera upside-down to crack their most captivating case yet in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." It's summertime on the Riviera, where the Jazz Age is busily reinventing the holiday delights of warm days on golden sand and cool nights on terraces and dance floors. Just up the coast lies a more traditional pleasure ground: Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and hidden away. So when Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes happen across the Côte d'Azur in this summer of 1925, they find themselves pulled between the young and the old, hot sun and cool jazz, new friendships and old loyalties, childlike pleasures and very grownup sins.."--

Justice Hall

Justice Hall
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Hall Book Review:

Mary Russell and her famed sleuthing spouse, Sherlock Holmes, journey to one of Britain's stately homes as they investigate a dark secret whose origins reach deep into the very soul of England.

Garment of Shadows

Garment of Shadows
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 055338676X
ISBN 13: 9780553386769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Garment of Shadows Book Review:

Mystery fiction. Now, in their newest and most thrilling adventure, the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds. In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: "Who am I?" She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north. Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim--who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for her"self, " each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe. With the dazzling mix of period detail and contemporary pace that is her hallmark, Laurie R. King continues the stunningly suspenseful series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.

The God of the Hive

The God of the Hive
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Allison & Busby
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-01-10
ISBN 10: 0749010606
ISBN 13: 9780749010607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God of the Hive Book Review:

It began as a problem in one of Holmes' beloved beehives, led to a murderous cult, and ended - or so they'd hoped - with a daring escape from a sacrificial altar. Instead, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath and the limitless resources of those they've thwarted. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy with powerful connections. Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive this time apart, maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes. With Holmes' young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn't know she had. But has the couple already made a fatal mistake by separating, making themselves easier targets for the shadowy government agents sent to silence them? From hidden rooms in London shops and rustic forest cabins to rickety planes over Scotland and boats on the frozen North Sea, Russell and Holmes work their way back to each other in the most complex, shocking, and deeply personal case of their career.

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1995-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781429936521
ISBN 13: 1429936525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Monstrous Regiment of Women Book Review:

Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn in A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.

The Game

The Game
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2010-04
ISBN 10: 0553386379
ISBN 13: 9780553386370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Game Book Review:

Traveling incognito, Mary Russell and her spouse, Sherlock Holmes, head for India to search for a missing spy, the famous orphan who inspired Rudyard Kipling's "Kim," and find themselves caught up in a dangerous intrigue.

The Ship of Seven Murders

The Ship of Seven Murders
Author: Alannah Hopkin,Kathy Bunney
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2010-03-03
ISBN 10: 184889094X
ISBN 13: 9781848890947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ship of Seven Murders Book Review:

In 1828, the'Mary Russell' sailed into Cork Harbour from theWest Indies. Seven crewmen lay in themain saloon, brutally murdered by the captain. His trial was a sensation as survivors revealed a tale of danger and delusion. But what really happened? This gripping account unravels the bizarre tragedy and its dramatic court case, as well as the place it occupies in history and folklore.

The Art of Detection

The Art of Detection
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0553588338
ISBN 13: 9780553588330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Detection Book Review:

San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli receives a lesson in detection from the master sleuth himself when she investigates the murder of a Sherlock Holmes aficionado, who may have been killed for a recently acquired, century-old manuscript purportedly penned by Holmes. Reprint.

A Letter of Mary

A Letter of Mary
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 000651085X
ISBN 13: 9780006510857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Letter of Mary Book Review:

An archeologist on a dig in 1920s Palestine discovers a letter purporting to come from a woman who was an apostle of Christ. A sensational document. When on her return to England the archeologist is murdered, sleuth Mary Russell decides to find out why.

Pirate King

Pirate King
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0553386751
ISBN 13: 9780553386752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirate King Book Review:

Sent to Lisbon and Morocco, where a British movie studio is filming a remake of The Pirates of Penzance, Mary Russell investigates a series of crimes targeting the production and confronts a high-stakes situation when actual pirates orchestrate a hostage situation. Reprint.

O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 0553383248
ISBN 13: 9780553383249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

O Jerusalem Book Review:

Entering British-occupied Palestine in 1918, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes soon find themselves engaged in a desperate mission for His Majesty's government, accompanied by two mysterious Arab figures and pursued by murderous strangers.