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Dreaming Spies - Laurie R. King
Dreaming Spies
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After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern... show more
After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern Japan. The cruising steamer "Thomas Carlyle" is leaving Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though they re not the vacationing types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focus not to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal footing is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up with her older, highly skilled husband.

Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there's the lithe, surprisingly fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can t shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be.

Once in Japan, Russell's suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution and topple an empire.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345531797
Publisher: Bantam
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#13)
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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
4.0
Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are on their way home from India by way of Japan in this book ... and strange things start happening on board the ship, let alone once they get into Japan itself. It all seems to center around the Haiku of Basho.While the book was entertaining, I someti...
Bloggeretterized
Bloggeretterized rated it
3.5 Dreaming Spies by Laurie R King
Full review on my blog.Dreaming Spies is the first book from author Laurie R King that I read. I’d been meaning to read Mary Russell’s adventures for a while, so when I saw this book and its praise as a novel of suspense, blackmail, fraud, conspiracy and espionage that included the wonderful Sherloc...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
4.0 Dreaming Spies
Laurie R. King writes the only series I follow—though if she would continue with her Kate Martinelli series, I would follow that one too! I have read every single one of her books. This is the 13th book in the Russell and Holmes series. I found 12 to be very disappointing—it felt very forced and u...
Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it
4.5 Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King
This was the first book in the Mary Russell series for me. I had heard positive things about it and so I decided to give it a try. Starting a series with one of the later volumes often isn't easy and I have to admit I was a bit confused after the first few pages. But that soon passed and I starting ...
C. P. Lesley
C. P. Lesley rated it
Loved it. A more than worthy addition to the Russell/Holmes series!
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