The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
New Year 1924. Mary Russell is drawn into a new intrigue when she and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, pay a visit to Holmes' gravely ill brother, Mycroft. Mycroft has received a strange package that contains the papers of a missing English spy named Kimball O'Hara, the hero of Rudyard Kipling's... show more
New Year 1924. Mary Russell is drawn into a new intrigue when she and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, pay a visit to Holmes' gravely ill brother, Mycroft. Mycroft has received a strange package that contains the papers of a missing English spy named Kimball O'Hara, the hero of Rudyard Kipling's Kim, who is feared to have been taken hostage - or even killed. Mary and Sherlock embark on a search for the missing operative, which takes them on a perilous journey through sun-drenched India. But when a twist of fate forces the couple to part ways, Russell learns that in this faraway place it's often impossible to tell friend from foe, and that some games must be played out until their deadly end.
Publish date: August 9th 2010
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Pages no: 365
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.