A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell, #2)
Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery... show more
Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology--is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn.
Publish date: October 2nd 2007
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#2)
Another brilliant entry in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. Engaging storytelling and tone-perfect for the historic era and the original Sherlock stories. Fascinating treatment of feminism, inspiring and period-specific, with some intriguing commentary on Christian/Judaic texts and early 20t...
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 continuation of...
"A Monstrous Regiment Of Woman" is well written, skillfully narrated, filled with memorable characters, and spiced with discussions of challenging ideas on religion and on the role of women. In the first book, "The Beekeeper's Apprentice", Mary Russell was an "apprentice" to the Master Craftsman o...
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...
A Monstrous Regiment of Women isn't my favorite of the Holmes/Russell novels, but that's a little like saying dark isn't my favorite type of chocolate. It's still chocolate, and therefore by definition far better than many another thing. Mary Russell has graduated from Oxford, is about to turn twen...