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Letter of Mary, a (1996) [Novel]
by Laurie R. King Rating: Weighted - 7.1 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (5 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Mary Russell
Part: 3

Summary :

Late in the summer of 1923, Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the illustrious Sherlock Holmes, are ensconced in their home on the Sussex Downs, giving themselves over to their studies: Russell to her theology, and Holmes to his malodorous chemical experiments. Interrupting the idyllic scene, amateur archeologist Miss Dorothy Ruskin visits with a startling puzzle. Working in the Holy Land, she has unearthed a tattered roll of papyrus with a message from Mary Magdalen. Miss Ruskin wants Russell to safeguard the letter. But when Miss Ruskin is killed in a traffic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. Clearly there was more to Miss Ruskin than met the eye. But why was she murdered? Was it her involvement in the volatile politics of the Holy Land? Was it her championing of women's rights? Or was it the scroll—a deeply troubling letter that could prove to be a biblical bombshell? In either case, Russell and Holmes soon find that solving her murder may be murder itself.

Original title: A Letter of Mary
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

Edition #1: Letter of Mary, a

Letter of Mary, a (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A wonderful book, simultenaously inventive, charming, witty, and suspenseful. I loved it." Elizabeth George
  • "A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company." The New York Times Book Review
  • "An intellectual puzzler, full of bright red herrings and dazzling asides." Chicago Tribune
  • "The 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... Superb." The Washington Post Book World
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Letter of Mary, a (1996)

ISBN: 0553577808

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