Justice Hall (Mary Russell, #6)
Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door…literally.It’s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it’s not until Holmes... show more
Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door…literally.It’s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it’s not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est: “Righteousness is my strength.”A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done…or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer’s perfectly baited trap?
Publish date: April 28th 2009
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#6)
Painful, brutal, beautiful integration of WWI aftermath with the twists and turns of a Holmes mystery. Paired with O Jerusalem, makes an enjoyable and challenging duology in the midst of the ongoing series.
We lusted after war, and by God, we were given the trenches. Where to begin with Justice Hall. I began this book immediately after closing O Jerusalem. I can't stress enough how much I think that this is the best way to read this one. Mary and Holmes say goodbye to Ali Hazr in the Middle East at t...
Justice Hall is possibly - maybe - my favourite Mary Russell book to date. It didn't start that way, but by the end I was sad to leave the Hall and its inhabitants. I was ambivalent about Mahmoud and Ali in O Jerusalem so their re-appearance didn't thrill me at the beginning of Justice but by the...
King's time-line gets kinda screwy around this point in the series. Book five, O Jerusalem, backtracks to where the series started with the plot taking place in the middle of The Beekeeper's Apprentice. At the time I didn't feel like doing a flashback with the characters, so I skipped to this book s...
I do try to be sparring in handing out five stars--and I've read some really fine books lately. But this series is a favorite of mine, and this might be my favorite of the books yet. For those who don't know, the Mary Russell series is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche. King created a female counterpart an...