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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie R. King Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mary Russell Mysteries Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781427251510
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It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle—an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer—an adventure brimming with political intrigue and brilliant Holmesian deductions.

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  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sagar Jethani | 2/15/2014

    " Another ripping, good yarn about Russell & Holmes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/30/2014

    " Fun, love the characters and Jenny sterlin's amazing voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scheri | 1/30/2014

    " A mystery lover and a student of religion ... this book was my own personal Holy Grail. Intriguing marriage of the author's background in theological study and a cracking good mystery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 1/21/2014

    " I liked the mystery better in this novel than in the previous installment, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, and enjoyed Russell's undercover work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Kerry-green | 1/14/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this third outing for Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes - excellent writing again and well thought out plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weena | 1/13/2014

    " This third book in the Mary Russell series didn't quite have the magic of the first two books, but I still found it engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Sheehy | 12/10/2013

    " It wasn't my favorite of the series so far - not as compelling as the first three. But looking forward to the next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 12/8/2013

    " Classic mystery layout. Good job, Mary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 11/25/2013

    " I liked this one too but not as much as the first two. I felt like the ending was a bit anti-climatic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nan | 11/22/2013

    " I have a different cover than the one pictured. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Talia | 11/15/2013

    " Still a great read, but a bit less compelling than the first 2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 11/3/2013

    " Enjoyed this very much, love the writing style, this one was consistently entertaining with enough questions about who done it and why and how, sort of odd ending, but fits the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/5/2013

    " Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are visited by a friend, Dorothy Ruskin, who has a mysterious papyrus. Dorothy is killed a day later and Holmes and Russell are on the case. Much better than the second book in the series but still some slow spots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 8/1/2013

    " Love these books! I'm especially enjoying the change/growth in Russell's relationship with Holmes, and the brief glimpses of Oxford. Such a fun series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jemathomp | 1/3/2013

    " A good read. I really like this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 R.M. ArceJaeger | 10/29/2012

    " Definitely my least-favorite of the Mary Russell series. The story was kind of tedious and the resolution unsatisfactory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 6/2/2012

    " Not as good as Monstrous Regiment of Women, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 4/29/2012

    " This book is perfect for a rainy March. Mary Russell has become my new favorite protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/21/2012

    " Another enjoyable installment of the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 4/2/2012

    " Another Sherlock Holmes/Marry Russell book. I absolutely LOVED this one! It was captivating & fun up til the end. I'm so glad there are quite a few books in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharah Ludlow | 12/7/2011

    " I continue to enjoy this series. The banter between Holmes and Mary is great. They are the perfect pair....on to book 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 12/4/2011

    " Interesting plot line, but I found it a little flat. Feels like it could have gone a lot farther with the big religious revelation, but didn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/24/2011

    " If you love Sherlock Holmes, you'll love these! (Start with The BeeKeeper's Apprentice) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/24/2011

    " Love Jenny Sterlin's narration. The Mary Russell books are my least favorite of Laurie R King's . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassie | 5/16/2011

    " I really enjoy this series. The author does a great job of keeping the character of Sherlock Holmes similar to the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 5/2/2011

    " Just wonderful. The flavors found in the scenery and characterization is delicious! Can't wait for the next in the series to come out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimkg | 4/10/2011

    " Love the Mary Russell mysteries! The only bad thing about this book is that it's the last in her Mary Russell series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/4/2011

    " Very Clever and engaging! A great new find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/2/2011

    " The best Holmes and Russel novel yet. King is brilliant! Left me wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 3/12/2011

    " Not my favorite in the series, but still thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 2/22/2011

    " Very good. I've read them out of order but enjoyed it. Good story line and I like the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margery | 2/19/2011

    " Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes series "

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