A Letter of Mary
The third book in the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series. 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... show more
The third book in the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes series. 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 seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. Brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.
Publish date: 2007-10-30
Pages no: 304
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 ...