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Author: Laurie R. King Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Mary Russell Mysteries Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781490627762
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For years now, readers of the Russell Memoirs have wondered about the tantalizing mentions of Japan. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes had spent three weeks there, between India (The Game) and San Francisco (Locked Rooms). The time has finally come, to tell that story. It is 1925, and Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find.a stone. A stone with a name, which they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan. It is the first indication that the investigation they did for him in 1924 might not be as.complete as they had thought. In Japan there were spies, in Oxford there are dreams. In both places, there is a small, dark-haired woman, and danger. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Erudite, fascinating…by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”

    Houston Chronicle, praise for the series

  • “Snappy prose and a captivating plot distinguish King’s fourteenth novel featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes…While some may not like the idea of a married Holmes, many will find the character deepened by his partnership with the spirited and clever Russell. This book gives every indication that this series still has a long life ahead of it.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As in previous novels, King expertly explores other cultures, bringing 1920s Japan to life. The twists and turns of this mystery will keep readers satisfied with another compelling Russell and Holmes case.”

    Library Journal

  • “An ocean voyage to Japan lands Sherlock Holmes and his amanuensis and wife, Mary Russell, in the middle of a tangled web of blackmail…Holmes and Russell come close to completing their mission in Japan, but their treasure hunt won’t end until they’re back in Russell’s beloved Oxford, along with the requisite members of the shipboard cast. Holmes is consistently upstaged by Russell, but King, whose strengths are historical evocation rather than tightly knit plotting, manages more surprises than usual in this graceful exercise in cultural tourism-cum-intrigue.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Jenny Sterlin is required to be nimble of tongue as Sherlock Holmes’ wife, Mary Russell, journeys from Oxford to Japan and back to expose a blackmailer and save the honor of Japan’s future emperor. With a variety of native Japanese and English speakers with various accents in conversation together, some voices tread close to clichés, but every one precisely fits author Laurie King’s descriptions—whether it’s the vaguely Australian-sounding crew member, the arrogant aristocratic youth, or the Japanese. The plot is intricate, with myriad details of Japanese culture, a portrait of shipboard life, and fascinating details on Oxford’s Bodleian Library.”


  • “The fabulous series with Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes continues with exotic settings and history. What was to be a peaceful voyage turns into a tale of mysterious characters, death, the daughter of a professional Japanese acrobat, ninjas, an ancient manuscript, and the venerable Oxford Library. Completely wonderful.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • A February 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • A 2015 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Historical Novel

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About the Author

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes stories. She has been nominated for a multitude of prizes, and her fiction has won the Edgar, Creasy, Nero, Macavity, and Lambda Awards. She has been guest of honor at several crime conventions and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar Award and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010.

About the Narrator

Jenny Sterlin, winner of several Earphones Awards, has more than ninety audio titles to her credit, including Laurie R. King’s popular Sherlock Holmes / Mary Russell series. Before beginning her narration career, she helped found England’s experimental Living Theatre.