The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year’s visit from Holmes’s brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O’Hara—the same... show more
It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year’s visit from Holmes’s brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O’Hara—the same Kimball known to the world through Kipling’s famed Kim. Inexplicably, O’Hara withdrew from the “Great Game” of espionage and now he has just as inexplicably disappeared. When Russell discovers Holmes’s own secret friendship with the spy, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But Russell soon learns that in this faraway and exotic land, it’s often impossible to tell friend from foe—and that some games aren’t played for fun but for the highest stakes of all…life and death.
Publish date: April 27th 2010
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#7)
An excellent, entertaining read as always. Set in the late colonial occupation of India; seems to be an ongoing trend with the series, taking Sherlock beyond the borders of Britain. King's descriptive prose brings immersive colour and texture to this spy-travel-adventure.
Given my obsessive interest in colonial India, I'm surprised that I didn't like this entry in the Mary Russell series more than I did. Perhaps coming on the heels of Justice Hall, which was my favorite of the seven that I have read, this one suffered by comparison. Like Murder by Death (with whom ...
I finished this yesterday, but everyone and every thing conspired against me this weekend and I was unable to update/post except in 15 seconds bursts. My apologies to Moonlight Reader for letting down the side a bit. Talk about conflicted about a read. I both loved and hated almost every page. ...
.... and an extra half a star. A good romp and a comfortable 'Kim' tribute.
This is absolutely my most favorite Holmes series ever! Every book in the series is fantastic-5 star! If you like Sherlock Holmes, you have to read this pastiche. It's the best one I've read yet.