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A Letter of Mary - Laurie R. King
A Letter of Mary
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Third in Laurie King's popular Mary Russell crime series: 'Beguiling variation on Sherlock Holmes sequels...civilised, ingenious and engrossing' - Literary Review August, 1923. The quiet in the Holmes household in Sussex is shaken when Dorothy Ruskin, an amateur archaeologist from the Holy Land,... show more
Third in Laurie King's popular Mary Russell crime series: 'Beguiling variation on Sherlock Holmes sequels...civilised, ingenious and engrossing' - Literary Review August, 1923. The quiet in the Holmes household in Sussex is shaken when Dorothy Ruskin, an amateur archaeologist from the Holy Land, appears with an exquisite inlaid box containing a scrap of ancient writing. Miss Ruskin soon dies in a traffic accident that Holmes and Mary prove was murder. But what was the motivation? Was it the little inlaid box holding the manuscript? Or the woman's involvement in the volatile politics of the Holy Land? Or could it have been the manuscript itself - a letter seemingly written by Mary Magdalene that contains a biblical bombshell. Beautifully written and steeped in authentic period detail, A Letter of Mary is a fascinating and intelligent read.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006510857 (000651085X)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#3)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 A Letter of Mary / Laurie R. King
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 ...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
5.0 A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King
Been adding reviews to the books in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series on Goodreads and Edelweiss and can as well add them to my blogs. Been a while since I read the books, but most of the books in this series have I read so many times I can the storylines quite well. The year is 1923, M...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "A Letter Of Mary - Mary Russell #3 - by Laurie R. King - melancholic but strangely compelling
"A Letter Of Mary" is the third book in the Mary Russell series and the first one in which we see how Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes function as a married couple. They are both formidable people: Holmes, in his sixties, almost retired from a career he made largely in the previous century, but st...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
4.0
It's 1923, and Mary Russell and her husband (Sherlock Holmes) are paid a call by an old acquaintance. Dorothy Ruskin is an archaeologist with an interest in the Holy Land ... and a letter that she believes was written by Mary Magdalene. She is depending up on Russell's linguistic skills for a transl...
Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it
4.0 Books 2 & 3 of Russell/Holmes
I am going to do brief reviews of these two books since I devoured them both over the weekend, and am readying myself for book 4. If I had to chose between them, A Monstrous Regiment of Women edges out A Letter of Mary by a hair, mostly because of Veronica Beaconsfield in the former. I enjoyed bot...
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