The sequel to "The Beekeeper's Apprentice", this is the second book in Laurie King's new crime series featuring Mary Russell, apprentice to the retired Sherlock Holmes. When a series of murders claims members of the "The New Temple of God" movement, Mary begins to investigate.
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Crime fiction s most unlikely but utterly credible romance... Laurie King is the most interesting writer to emerge on the American crime fiction front in recent years--Val McDermid
Brilliantly written--T. J. Binyon, Evening Standard (of The Birth of a New Moon) From the Back Cover:
In 'A Monstrous Regiment of Women', the riveting sequel to 'The Beekeeper's Apprentice', Mary Russell (able apprentice detective to the great but ageing Sherlock Holmes)is becoming a skilled sleuth in her own right.
After a tedious visit from relatives, Mary is looking for respite in London when she comes across a friend from Oxford. The young woman introduces Mary to her current enthusiasm, the strange and enigmatic Margery Childe, leader of 'The New Temple of God'. It appears to be a charismatic sect involved in the post-World War movement. One suffrage movement, with a feminist slant on Christianity. Intrigued and curious, Mary begins to wonder if the New Temple is a front for something more sinister.
When a series of murders claims members of the movement's wealthy young female volunteers and principal contributors, Mary, with Holmes in the background, starts to investigate, but events spiral out of control as the situation becomes even more desperate, and Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced…
'A Monstrous Regiment of Women' is a fascinating and beautifully observed novel from the award-winning writer Laurie King.
"One of the most literate and gifted writers the mystery world has seen for some time".
"If there is a new P.D. James…I would put my money on Laurie King".
'The Bee Keeper's Apprentice' by Laurie R. King
"A carnival of sheer delight…the novel builds to a rousing climax, riveting and suspenseful".
'Chicago Sun Times'
"A tantalising novel, both for the intelligence and charm of the flirtation as well as for the intrigue of the plot".
'San Francisco Chronicle'
"Delightful…King has created a fitting partner for the Great Detective".
"Worthy and welcome, with power to charm the most grizzled Baker Street Irregular".
'New York Daily News'
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Book Description London HarperCollins 1997., 1997. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP18557373
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005333992
Book Description Merseyside Youth Hostels, 1947, 1947. Pocket size soft cover, v/g. Rambles and scrambles and matters of local interest in the ffestiniog distric. This is a little book, so postage may be reduced. Bookseller Inventory # 1265
Book Description London HarperCollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Nr. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Nr Fine. 326pp. Jacket not clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 021694
Book Description Collins Crime, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. This is a signed, fine, first edition, first impression in a fine dust wrapper. There are no marks or inscriptions of any kind. The only writing is Miss King’s neat signature to the title page. The text block is tight and square with very slight age toning to the edges (a result of the very poor quality paper used for books of this vintage). The blue boards are pristine as is the gilt lettering to the spine. The unclipped dust wrapper is complete with no tears or marks. The colours are vibrant; the original price of £15.99 remains. The dust wrapper is now protected by a removable, acid free acetate sleeve. The book presents as new and almost certainly unread. This is the second novel in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series from this talented and multi award winning author. Miss King’s first novel (‘A Grave talent’) won the John Creasey Memorial Award and the Edgar Award for Best First Crime Novel. Many recognitions of her work have followed including being long listed for the 1997 ‘Orange Prize’. ‘A Monstrous Regiment of Women’ continues the unlikely partnership between the aging detective and the precocious fifteen year old Mary Russell. In this ripping yarn they do battle with a secretive and, as it turns out, dangerous religious sect; marvellous story telling that lead to a further twelve novels featuring the duo. The only signed copy of this volume we have handled it is a rarity that will enhance any library or collection. The images you see are high resolution photographs of the actual book you will receive. It will be dispatched via The Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. Those from outside the UK are asked to contact us before purchasing. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. Extra images are available on request. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1287