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.

Locked Rooms

Locked Rooms
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2005-06-21
ISBN 10: 0553901591
ISBN 13: 9780553901597
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.

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.

A Letter of Mary

A Letter of Mary
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-24
ISBN 10: 9780312207281
ISBN 13: 031220728X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Letter of Mary Book Review:

The third book in the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series. It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King is brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.

Riviera Gold

Riviera Gold
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-06
ISBN 10: 0525620850
ISBN 13: 9780525620853
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, and the Jazz Age has come to France's once-sleepy beaches. From their music-filled terraces, American expatriates gaze along the coastline at the lights of Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and sometimes hidden away. When Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive, they find their partnership pulled between youthful pleasures and old sins, hot sun and cool jazz, new affections and enduring loyalties. Russell falls into easy friendship with an enthralling American couple, Sara and Gerald Murphy, whose golden life on the Riviera has begun to attract famous writers and artists--and some of the scoundrels linked with Monte Carlo's underworld. The Murphy set will go on to inspire everyone from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Pablo Picasso, but in this summer of 1925, their importance for Russell lies in one of their circle's recent additions: the Holmeses' former housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson, who hasn't been seen since she fled England under a cloud of false murder accusations. When a beautiful young man is found dead in Mrs. Hudson's front room, she becomes the prime suspect in yet another murder. Russell is certain of Mrs. Hudson's innocence; Holmes is not. But the old woman's colorful past has been a source of tension between them before, and now the dangerous players who control Monte Carlo's gilded casinos may stop at nothing to keep the pair away from what Mrs. Hudson's youthful history could bring to light. The Riviera is a place where treasure can be false, where love can destroy, and where life, as Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes will discover, can be cheap--even when it is made of solid gold.

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.

Dreaming Spies

Dreaming Spies
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 0345531817
ISBN 13: 9780345531810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming Spies Book Review:

Russell heads for Oxford to resume her long-delayed studies when she comes face-to-face with a young Japanese woman who is not all that she seems.

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 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.

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.

Deception Cove

Deception Cove
Author: Owen Laukkanen
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 0316448699
ISBN 13: 9780316448697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deception Cove Book Review:

A rescue dog, an ex-Marine, and an ex-convict are caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless gang in remote Washington state in this "first-rate thriller" (Associated Press) for "fans of CJ Box and Michael Koryta" (Booklist). Former US Marine Jess Winslow reenters civilian life a new widow, with little more to her name than a broken-down house, a medical discharge for PTSD, and a loyal dog named Lucy. The only thing she actually cares about is that dog, a black-and-white pit bull mix who helps her cope with the devastating memories of her time in Afghanistan. After fifteen years -- nearly half his life -- in state prison, Mason Burke owns one set of clothes, a wallet, and a photo of Lucy, the service dog he trained while behind bars. Seeking a fresh start, he sets out for Deception Cove, Washington, where the dog now lives. As soon as Mason knocks on Jess's door, he finds himself in the middle of a standoff between the widow and the deputy county sheriff. When Jess's late husband piloted his final "fishing" expedition, he stole and stashed a valuable package from his drug dealer associates. Now the package is gone, and the sheriff's department has seized Jess's dearest possession: her dog. Unless Jess turns over the missing goods, Lucy will be destroyed. The last thing Mason wants is to be dragged back into the criminal world. The last thing Jess wants is to trust a stranger. But neither of them can leave a friend, the only good thing in either of their lives, in danger. To rescue Lucy, they'll have to forge an uneasy alliance. And to avoid becoming collateral damage in someone else's private war, they have to fight back -- and find a way to conquer their doubts and fears.

A Darker Place

A Darker Place
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-10-14
ISBN 10: 0307567354
ISBN 13: 9780307567352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Darker Place Book Review:

Called "one of the most original talents to emerge in the '90s" by Kirkus Reviews, award-winning author Laurie R. King delivers an intelligent, terrifying, engrossing drama of good and evil, unlike any she has written before.... A respected university professor, Anne Waverly has a past known to few: Years ago, her own unwitting act cost Anne her husband and daughter. Fewer still know that this history and her academic specialty--alternative religious movements--have made her a brilliant FBI operative. Four times she has infiltrated suspect communities, escaping her own memories of loss and carnage to find a measure of atonement. Now, as she begins to savor life once more, she has no intention of taking another assignment. Until she learns of more than one hundred children living in the Change movement's Arizona compound.... Anne soon realizes that Change is no ordinary community and hers is no ordinary mission. For, far from appeasing the demons of her past, this assignment is sweeping her back into their clutches...and to the razor's edge of danger.

The Moor

The Moor
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780006510864
ISBN 13: 0006510868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moor Book Review:

When Mary Russell is summoned by her partner and husband Sherlock Holmes to the scene of his most celebrated case, that of the Hound of the Baskervilles, there is more to the matter than a phantom hound. Sightings of a spectral coach carrying a long-dead noblewoman over the moonlit moor have heralded a corpse surrounded by oversized paw prints. As Russell and Holmes anticipate, a rational explanation lies beneath the supernatural events--but one far darker than they ever imagined. Martin's Press.

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.

Island of the Mad

Island of the Mad
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN 10: 0749022590
ISBN 13: 9780749022594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island of the Mad Book Review:

June, 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are enjoying a much-needed quiet summer evening in their home on the Sussex Downs. However, Russell soon receives a desperate telephone call from an old friend. Veronica’s aunt, Lady Vivian Beaconsfield, has disappeared following a supervised outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital. With Russell herself feeling less than balanced, the last thing she wants to deal with is the mad; however, she agrees to investigate. Lady Vivian had spent most of her adult life in and out of one asylum or another, and seemed at last to be adjusting to confinement at Bedlam. So why did she disappear? And why is there no trace of the nurse who accompanied her? In their search for the missing women, Russell and Holmes follow the trail from the cold, harsh wards of the hospital through to the ethereal beauty of Venice. Caught up in decadent soirées, the rising tide of fascism and the myth of a haunted madhouse, the pair will discover that there are secrets hidden in the lagoon – and that every Venetian wears a mask... Praise for Laurie R. King: ‘A master storyteller’ Michael Connelly ‘A triumph of plotting. Devoted readers . . . are in for a treat’ Booklist ‘Not only a high point in King’s long-running series, but a compelling demonstration of the ways inventive writers can continue to breathe new life into the Holmes-ian mythology’ Kirkus Reviews ‘As dry, sparkling and delightful as good champagne’ Washington Times

The Murder of Mary Russell

The Murder of Mary Russell
Author: Laurie R. King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780369322661
ISBN 13: 0369322665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of Mary Russell Book Review:

Mary Russell is well 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. But what of the other person Mary Russell has opened her heart to, that third member of the Holmes household: Mrs Hudson? Blood on the floor, a token on the mantelpiece, the smell of gunshot in the air: all point directly at Clara Hudson - or rather, at Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street. The key to Russell's sacrifice lies in Mrs Hudson's past, and to uncover the crime, 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.

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.

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.