So of the best historical mystery you can find! Mary Russell is fascinating and engaging - a perfect partner in sleuth for Sherlock Holmes
First of this series that I've read, and it was very good! Smart snappy dialogue, exotic locales, a lot of fun!
This series pairs a strong young woman with a very elderly Sherlock Holmes. Facinating and delightful!
This is the latest of the Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell books and is very good. I hope King comes out with another one soon.
Another excellent story from Laurie King in her Mary Russell series. This time 1924 in India.
Mary Russell is married to Sherlock Holmes in 1924. Great historical mystery. If only it were true. Personally I prefer Laurie King's Sherlock Holmes to Doyle's. He's not quite so anal or wordy but just as meticulous about details and logic.
Great book in the Russell/Holmes series. Laurie King weaves Rudyard Kipling's The Game into this one! Good mystery.
This is a fascinating story featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. This time, they visit India and deal with political intrigue while going undercover during the unrest in India in the early part of the 20th Century. It is an excellent story.
If you want to know a great deal about the geography, food, culture of India early 20th century, you'll enjoy this book. But it seems to take a long time to get to any Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell-style action. Interesting, but not the page turners that A Monstrous Regiment of Women and The Moor were.
This really was a brilliant read! I love how King intertwines different fictional characters! Her knowledge of the times, lifestyles, cultures and literature is really amazing. Following Holmes and Russel through this adventure in India was phenomenal. Another great story in this worthy and though-provoking series!
Brank new, her latest. I really like this take on the Sherlock Holmes legend. An exciting read.
This is the 2nd Mary Russell- Sherlock Holmes book I read. Found it darker and more agitated than The Bee Keeper's Apprentice. But if you are a fan of this series, it is a must-read.
The seventh Mary Russell adventure (after 2002's Justice Hall) may well be the best King has yet devised for her strong-willed heroine. It's 1924, and Kimball O'Hara, the "Kim" of the famous Rudyard Kipling novel, has disappeared. Fearing some kind of geopolitical crisis in the making, Mycroft Holmes sends his brother and Mary to India to uncover what happened. En route, they encounter the insufferable Tom Goodhearta wealthy young American who has embraced Communismtraveling with his mother and sister to visit his maharaja friend, Jumalpandra ("Jimmy"), an impossibly rich and charming ruler of the (fictional) Indian state of Khanpur.
Loved this book! A rip-roaring adventure taking Russell & Holmes to India on another assignment from Mycroft. All is not what it seems, as usual, and it is up to them with a few others to help figure out and solve the "little problem." One of those, "I couldn't put it down" books. Have already started the next in the series "Locked Rooms"
"A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes."
a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
"AUDACIOUS...Mary Russell is never less than fascinating company."
-Los Angeles Times
This is a fantastic read.
A nice Sherlock Holmes tale.
My favorite literary character, Kipling's 'Kim,' appears in "The Game." Still, I didn't think this novel was a good as other in the series.
Its the seoond day of the new year, 1924 and Mary Russell is settling in for a much needed rest with her husband, Sherlock Holmes. But a visit from Holmes's brother Mycroft brings news of an intrique that is sure to halt their respite. Mycroft has news of border espionage in India and Russell soon learns that in that faraway place it's often impossible to tell friend from foe - and that some games must be played out until their deadly end.
This is an intelligent, witty complex story, according to the Washington Post.