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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie R. King Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mary Russell Mysteries Release Date: March 2002 ISBN: 9781436112314
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Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door … literally.

It’s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amid scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it’s not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est: “Righteousness is my strength.”

A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done—or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer’s perfectly baited trap?

With her debut, A Grave Talent, Laurie R. King became the first novelist since Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic. Few authors dare to touch the classic canon of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but in this charming and suspenseful series, Edgar Award winner King succeeds with triumphant originality. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are now on their sixth thrilling outing together.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “King comes close to matching the fine intelligence and wit that informed Doyle’s original adventures, providing irresistible entertainment.” Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniele | 2/15/2014

    " This was not my favorite of the series so far. I felt it got bogged down with too much detailed descriptions of Justice Hall and took too long to actually get into any plot. That said, the military "mystery" was somewhat interesting, if a little anemic, and the military journal and letters were beautiful and moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeni | 2/9/2014

    " In this story in the Mary Russell series, we revisit two characters from the previous book, which I really liked. Seeing them in a different setting was intriguing, and the plot kept moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 2/1/2014

    " Downright boring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/25/2014

    " As with all the Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes books I've read, I simply immerse myself in the story and can't wait to start the next in the series. I must pace myself and read something else in between. I'm afraid I'll become so engrossed in their escapades if I read them back to back that I'll get in trouble...no cooking, cleaning or being social. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri Hansen | 1/21/2014

    " Another solid entry in the series! "

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

    " Not plausible but extremely readable. Enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/12/2014

    " Another excellent story in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, this time set in uppercrust England. A close friend's nephew was killed in WWI and the intrepid duo must find out why and by whom. Fascinating descriptions of the degredation of the war and the self-superiority of the upperclass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Canan | 1/2/2014

    " This is my favorite Russel/Holmes book so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 11/14/2013

    " Best Mary Russell book so far in the series. It includes elements of World War I and it's effect on England, English culture of that time and the mystery at hand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kelly | 11/8/2013

    " so far, this is my favorite of the bunch! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 10/14/2013

    " When this book first started off, it was my favorite Marry Russell book to date. Midway, the book started to drag and it was a bit more difficult to get through it. With all said, I still enjoyed it very much and can't wait to start the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/17/2012

    " Who knew that there was life for Sherlock Holmes after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? I found this whole series to be very good, especially if you like murder mysteries. It is nice to have such a strong female character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 11/5/2012

    " I recommend that you read "O Jerusalem" first before reading this title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Windy | 10/30/2012

    " One of Kings better-developed plots. Entertaining. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 8/20/2012

    " I really liked this one. King does an excellent job of making one feel and understand the depth and history of the setting, and I found the plot curiously affecting. Probably my favorite of the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/17/2012

    " This was my favorite so far, mostly due to the characters. Much better than "The Moor" because it was an original tale, and some of the Characters from "O' Jerusalem" were already established. I hope that the character Iris comes back in another tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 2/12/2012

    " Another relatively quality mystery (though lacking in Holmes; the quality of a Mary Russell novel, I have decided, is entirely dependent on the amount of Holmes it contains). I am not allowed to read another Russell novel until I read some other book, though. I AM A GROWN UP. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/15/2011

    " I love this series. I was a huge Sherlock Holmes fan as a child and the idea of pairing him with a young, intelligent and amazing female sidekick is awesome. This is probably my favorite of the Mary Russell series, but if you're just picking up the series, you'll want to start at the beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Lewis | 10/15/2011

    " My favorite of the Marry Russell novels thus far. A great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scheri | 10/14/2011

    " The best yet! Reintroduces old friends in a new and totally unexpected setting. Plenty of plot twists and heart-rending revelations about the Great War. Holmes may be aging, but Mary's in her prime! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 5/18/2011

    " I like all of Laurie King's books. This one (Mary Russell) set in England, with their friends from Jersulam back in their wealthy country homes, but miserable, particularly Mahmoud. "

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

    " SO good! I read it out of order (right before I began reading O Jerusalem) and though it was still great, I would suggest reading it in its correct order to get the "full effect". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 4/8/2011

    " This Russell/Holmes mystery sees their friends from Palestine returned to their ancestral home in England. The story moves quite slowly, but I came to like the characters as they developed, and was moved by the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 4/1/2011

    " After "Memories of My Melancholy Whores" I needed to go a different way. And this re-read was it. Enjoying it again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " and the waters of justice rolled down at last "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purlewe | 3/23/2011

    " Another fantastic Mary Russel book. I loved how she brought back Ali and Mahmoud. I wouldn't mind a few more books with those "Arabs."

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeni | 3/16/2011

    " In this story in the Mary Russell series, we revisit two characters from the previous book, which I really liked. Seeing them in a different setting was intriguing, and the plot kept moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 3/15/2011

    " Another great book in the Mary Russell / Sherlock Holmes series. I listen to the audio books and I love the narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/8/2011

    " Gotta love a young woman who has the brains and stamina to keep up with Sherlock Holmes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted | 3/7/2011

    " Outside of the original, this was probably my favorite book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/7/2011

    " This Russell/Holmes mystery sees their friends from Palestine returned to their ancestral home in England. The story moves quite slowly, but I came to like the characters as they developed, and was moved by the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 1/28/2011

    " My new favorite in this series, with recurring characters from a previous Russell and Holmes book. There was more "detecting" with both Holmes and Mary, which I liked. The story was simply more interesting to me than the last one. Highly enjoyable. "

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About the Author
Author Laurie R. King

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 eight Earphones Awards, has more than seventy 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.