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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,740 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:
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En route to San Francisco to settle her family’s estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams—and even more troubling behavior. In 1906, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived elsewhere at the time. But Holmes knows better.

Soon it is clear that whatever unpleasantness Mary wanted to forget hasn’t forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent’s marriage and the tragic “accident” that Mary alone survived. What Russell discovers is that even a forgotten past never dies—and it can kill again.

New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King has won sweeping critical acclaim and an impressive collection of awards for her writing. Although other writers have tried, no one has matched King’s ability to capture the allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Richly imagined…King’s re-creation of San Francisco, especially the backstory during the devastating 1906 earthquake, is superb, and it’s a pleasure to see the unusually competent Russell struggling with her own psyche.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Utterly mesmerizing…In alternating sections, told in first person for Mary and third for Holmes, the unraveling of long-buried and terrifying memories also unwinds a skein of wonderful historical texture…A highlight in an altogether outstanding series.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A humdinger of a plot…plus pulsating descriptions of San Francisco's tent cities, looters, and flattened Chinatown in the quake's aftermath.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Brimming with 1920s verve, this continues King’s vividly imagined series about Mary Russell, Sherlock’s younger (but equally smart and brave) wife.”

    Seattle Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annie Oosterwyk | 2/12/2014

    " These mysteries continue to entertain and educate. In this story, Mary Russell unblocks some past memories to catch the villain, solve her family's mysterious deaths and heal herself of past guilt. Set in San Francisco during the time of the fire and Prohibition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ruth Downie | 2/12/2014

    " I hadn't read a Mary Russell before and it was hard to believe this was the eighth in a series. It came across as fresh and funny, cleverly combining the 19th century feel of Holmes with 1920's San Francisco, still recovering from the great earthquake. The mixing of real and fictional characters is a delight - I loved the scene where Sherlock Holmes sits down for a discussion with Dashiel Hammett. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun read. I love mysteries and it was interesting the personality that Laurie King gave to Sherlock Holmes and his wife. You almost believed they were real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tiina | 2/2/2014

    " A book from my own bookshelves, previously read in 2006. Interesting and complex enough to take a second reading! Liked the gradual unfolding of the mystery. These books are more about the characters than about the mystery, and I like it. "

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