Thursday, November 20, 2008

Laurie R. King

In the 1924 Mary Russell is summoned by a telegram. Her husband needs her help. He asks her to bring her compass and take a train to Dartmoor.

She ignores him. She is a student of theology at Oxford and has just gotten back to her studies after helping him with a mystery. She returns to her reading only to receive another telegram two hours later. Put down your books, it says.

Who is Mary Russell's husband? Why none other than the infamous Sherlock Holmes. This book is so ingenious. Written from the view of Mary Russell you see a very human and thoughtful side to Sherlock Holmes. It is historically accurate and interesting. The history of the Dartmoor Moor is explored with careful detail. Oh, and it is pretty scary at times!

The story revisits an event from 30 years prior- The Hound of the Baskervilles, while investigating a new murder.

This is the fourth book in the series. The first is the Beekeeper's Apprentice. I am looking forward to it....

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