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A Monstrous Regiment of Women
A Monstrous Regiment of Women
by Laurie R. King
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb sequel to "A Beekeeper's Apprentice"., 14 May 2004
This great sequel to King's first Sherlock Holmes pastiche, "A Beekeeper's Apprentice" combines a heady mix of drama, crime, romance and suspense.
The novel starts with sizzling sexual tension between Holmes and his young protege Mary Russell. Mary runs away from Holmes and meets the mysterious Margery Childe, leader of The New Temple Of God. This charismatic woman is preaching a new feminist Christianity and is building an army of wealthy females volunteers. But is it just coincidence that so many of these women die after leaving Childe all their money ? Mary is suspicious.
This book is action packed and features many of my favourite Holmes escapades. Lots of questions are raised in this tale and the plot races to a highly satisfying conclusion.


A Letter of Mary: A Mary Russell Novel
A Letter of Mary: A Mary Russell Novel
by Laurie R. King
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, fast paced crime novel, 14 May 2004
One of my favourite Laurie R. King books, this novel has a hugely entertaining and fast paced plot.
Mary Russell meets an old friend who has a rather controversial theory regarding Mary Magdeline, which she is about to make public. Her theory is arousing feelings of enmity amongst her male colleagues. The friend also shows Mary a rather mysterious puzzle box. Shortly afterwards this friend is killed in a hit and run incident. Accident or murder ? Holmes and Mary investigate.
Unlike some of her other Sherlock Holmes pastiches, this novel does not feature the rather lengthy historical travel descriptions which bogged down King's other novels "Oh Jerusalem" and "The Moor". A gripping and entertaining crime novel featuring King's wonderful characterisations of Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell. I enjoyed this as much as I did "A Monstous Regiment Of Women"... hugely.


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