|O Jerusalem (1999) [Novel]|
by Laurie R. King
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Series: Mary Russell
At the close of the year 1918, forced to flee England, Sherlock Holmes and his nineteen-year-old apprentice Mary Russell enter British-occupied Palestine under the auspices of Holmes' enigmatic brother, Mycroft. A rash of murders there seems unrelated to the growing tensions among Jew, Moslem, and Christian, yet Holmes is adamant that he must reconstruct the most recent one in the desert where it occured. Their singular findings will lead him and Russell through labyrinthine bazaars, verminous hovels, cliff-hugging monasteries—and into mortal danger. In the jewellike city of Jerusalem, they will at last meet their adversary, whose lust for power could reduce the city's most ancient and sacred place to rubble and ignite this tinderbox of a land...
Original title: O Jerusalem
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives