The latest in Laurie R King’s hugely popular Mary Russell mystery series: ‘Beguiling variation on Sherlock Holmes sequels... civilized, ingenious and engrossing’ – Literary Review
At the end of 1918, forced to flee England, Russell and Holmes enter British-occupied Palestine under the auspices of Holmes’ enigmatic brother, Mycroft. A rash of murders there seems unrelated to the growing tensions between Jew, Moslem and Christian, yet Holmes is adamant that he must reconstruct the most recent one in the desert gully where it occurred.
Their singular findings will lead Holmes and Russell through labyrinthine bazaars, verminous hovels, cliff-hung monasteries – and into mortal danger. In the jewel-like city of Jerusalem, they at last meet their adversary, whose lust for power could reduce the city’s most ancient and sacred landmark to rubble...
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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 (of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice)
‘King’s novel is civilized, ingenious and engrossing’
Literary Review (of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice)
‘A novel which challenges the cliches of history’
Independent (of A Monstrous Regiment of Women)
Forced to flee England at the close of 1918, Sherlock Holmes and his nineteen-year-old apprentice Mary Russell enter Palestine under the auspices of Holmes' enigmatic brother, Mycroft. Their mission: to solve a series of murders, seemingly unrelated to the growing tensions among Jew, Moslem and Christian, that threatens the fragile peace.
Their pursuit of the killer leads them from desert gully to cliff-hung monasteries, through labyrinthine bazaars, verminous hovels – and into mortal danger. Finally in the jewel-like city of Jerusalem, they will meet their adversary, a ruthless criminal whose lust for power could reduce the city's most ancient and sacred landmark to rubble and ignite this tinderbox of a land…
"Beguiling variation on Sherlock Holmes sequels…civilized, ingenious and engrossing
"One of the most literate and gifted writers the mystery world has seen for a long time."
"Simultaneously inventive, charming, witty and suspenseful."
"Mary Russell combines the quirky intellect of her mentor with a modern modus operandi…a heroine to contend with."
"Challenges the clichés of history."
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