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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carole Nelson Douglas Narrator: Virginia Leishman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Irene Adler Mysteries Release Date: February 1994 ISBN: 9781470325039
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In this entertaining sequel to Irene at Large , bestselling author Carole Nelson Douglas brings to life all the glamour and pomp of late 1800s European society.

As usual, when diva and amateur sleuth Irene Adler tackles a difficult problem, she finds herself drawn like a beautiful moth into a deadly candle flame. Irene is relaxing with her dashing barrister husband at their home in Paris. But rest is fleeting when the Princess of Bohemia requests help with her loveless husband, the King—the ruthless man Irene once spurned. Accepting the challenge, Irene embarks on a perilous journey that takes her from Paris’ most renown house of fashion to the darkest depths of Prague and also to its lofty, glittering castle. Before Irene can find any answers, she must match wits not only with diabolical forces, but with the great Sherlock Holmes himself.

Carole Nelson Douglas infuses this intriguing mystery with historical details, adventure, and wit. Virginia Leishman’s winning performance highlights Irene’s infectious joy of life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Some women are just born to have grand adventures…This enchanting paragon comports herself beautifully.”

    New York Times

  • “Gothic atmosphere and political intrigue abound as scenes shift from castle to graveyard. Like a master seamstress herself, Douglas threads these elements—and the flashing exchanges between Holmes and Norton, whose mutual antipathy is somewhat reduced here—into a credible and finely crafted whole.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “To capture the attention of the misogynistic and asexual Sherlock Holmes, a woman would need to be quite remarkable, and Douglas's Irene is beyond remarkable…and a detective at least as skillful as the great Holmes.”

    Mary Willis Walker, Edgar-winning author of All the Dead Lie Down

  • “This is the best…of Irene’s adventures to date.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/9/2013

    " An unusual heroine in Irene Adler, a detective peer of Sherlock Holmes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Waqas | 10/22/2013

    " please read it.. itz an intrusting Novel...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/18/2013

    " The return of the King -- of Bohemia. Irene, Nell and Godfrey travel to Bohemia. Irene clears up her lingering backstory with the King. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 4/23/2013

    " Love, love, love this mystery series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/27/2012

    " I love all the Irene Adler books. They are such fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 10/17/2012

    " Irene returns to Bohemia to the shock of not being recognized by the King. There is something seriously wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvensong | 9/3/2012

    " Another enjoyable addition to the Holmes genre. Through the eyes of Miss Huxliegh, we observe Irene Adler, the famous woman who outsmarted Sherlock Holmes in "Scandal in Bohemia", as she finds herself mired in another mystery in Bohemia. "

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About the Author
Author Carole Nelson Douglas

Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of both the Midnight Louie and the Delilah series. Her novels have won more than thirty awards, including the RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award for Mystery and Versatility. Douglas is also the author of a historical suspense series featuring Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have “outwitted” Sherlock Holmes. Douglas resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

About the Narrator

Virginia Leishman successfully revived The Railway Children and other titles by E. Nesbit. She parses phrases carefully for nuance, and flavors dialogue with personality and spontaneity, as exemplified in her rendition of A. S. Byatt’s Possession.