The Moor (Mary Russell, #4)
In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a... show more
In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of one of his most celebrated cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.
Publish date: October 30th 2007
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#4)
These are well written, intelligent, entertaining mysteries with a style that feels remarkably authentic to the original Sherlock books and a strong yet completely un-preachy feminist bent. But... I think after four of them, I need to take a break and read something else in between. Not all fiction ...
In this, the fourth book about Mary Russell and her relationship with Sherlock Holmes, the main character is neither Mary nor Sherlock but the louring presence of Dartmoor, which clings to this novel like fog on wool. Lauries R, King's prose is vivid and memorable helping me to experience the deso...
Those damned Baskervilles and their spectral dogs and crimes Lose to Holmes. Again. Any thing that riffs on The Hound of the Baskervilles, with Mary Russell, gets five stars from me.
So far, this book is my favorite in terms of setting and atmosphere. Dartmoor, tors, bogs, rain; how much more atmospheric can you get? Well, I guess you could add a castle, but The Moor doesn't suffer from the lack. The Moor is Ms. King's homage to The Hound of the Baskervilles and it's done re...
Mary Russell is reluctantly dragged away from her studies after receiving a telegram from Holmes requesting her presence in Dartmoor. Holmes had been in Dartmoor visiting an old friend, but got drawn into an investigation after a local is killed. The case in question involves a ghostly carriage made...