A Letter of Mary
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.
Publish date: 2001
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#3)
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...
"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...
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...
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...
The third book in the Mary Russell series, I really enjoyed A Letter of Mary. On audio it is excellent and I highly recommend it to those who enjoy listening to their books when it suits. A brief summary (which I just copied from BL new book page!): The quiet in the Holmes household in Sussex ...