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The Moor (Mary Russell, #4) - Laurie R. King
The Moor (Mary Russell, #4)
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The Barnes & Noble Review March 1998 "The great marvel of King's series is that she's managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes's character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart." —The Washington Post... show more
The Barnes & Noble Review March 1998 "The great marvel of King's series is that she's managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes's character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart." —The Washington Post Die-hard Sherlock Holmes fans don't take tampering with their beloved sleuth lightly, which makes Laurie King's Mary Russell series all the more extraordinary, as it has been embraced and praised by fans and critics alike. In re-creating Sherlock Holmes in previous books as an adjunct to her chief protagonist, Mary Russell, King has set the couple's adventures in a milieu consistent with her own creation and, although true to the place and period, independent of Conan Doyle's work. Now, delightfully, she revives faint echoes of Doyle in bringing the Holmeses back to Dartmoor and the scene of one of the Great Detective's classic cases, which involved "the footsteps of a giant hound." Holmes has been invited by his old friend the Reverend Baring-Gould to look into not only an unexplained death but also, more important in the ancient cleric's mind, sightings of a phantom coach on the moor — possibly inhabited by a phantom noblewoman and accompanied by some phantom dogs. Holmes, in turn, pulls Mary from her studies at Oxford, enlists her in the quest, and finds himself taking a second seat to her endeavors. True to their expectations of the forbidding and difficult moor, the eerie rumors have a real-world explanation, but it is one that combines more wild emotion, surprise, and frighteningsuspensethan any ghost story could. With wit and imagination, national bestseller Laurie R. King continues to remold and reinvent a crime-fiction legend and establish Mary Russell Holmes as a legend in her own time.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780312207311 (031220731X)
ASIN: B003E74A70
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#4)
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YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it
3.0 The Moor
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 ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 "The Moor - Mary Russell #4" by Laurie R King
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...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 The Moor
The MoorIn 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...
Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it
5.0 A Review. In Haiku
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.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Moor (Mary Russell, Book 4)
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...
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