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Book Information: Monstrous Regiment of Women, a

Monstrous Regiment of Women, a (1995) [Novel]
by Laurie R. King Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Mary Russell
Part: 2

Summary :

The dawn of 1921 finds Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes's brilliant yound apprentice, about to come into a considerable inheritance. Nevertheless, she still enjoys her nighttime prowls in disguise through London's grimy streets, where one night she encounters an old friend, now a charity worker among the poor. Veronica Beaconsfield introduces Russell to the New Temple of God, a curious amagalm of church and feminist movement, led by the enigmatic, electrifying Margery Childe. Part suffragette, part mystic, she lives quite well for a woman of God from supposedly humble origins. Despite herself, Russell is drawn ever deeper into Childe's circle. When Veronica has a near fatal accident—and turns out to be the fourth bluestocking in the group to meet with misadventure after changing her will—Russell and Holmes launch a quiet investigation. But the Temple may bring the newly rich Russell far closer to Heaven than she would like...

Original title: A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: Monstrous Regiment of Women, a

Monstrous Regiment of Women, a (1995)
Awards: Nero Wolfe (1996)
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Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A triumphant return... thoroughly enjoyable." Booklist
  • "King has a gift for the rich, decisive detail and the narrative crispness that distinguishes Conan Doyle's writing." The Washington Post Book World
  • "Beguiling... tantalizing." The Boston Globe
  • "One of the year's best... enormously appealing... rich in atmosphere... and a plot that will keep the reader breating hard." Mostly Murder
  • "As audacious as it is entertaining and moving." Chicago Tribune
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ISBN: 0553574566

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