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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,438 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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At the close of the year 1918, Sherlock Holmes and his nineteen-year-old apprentice Mary Russell, forced to flee England, enter British-occupied Palestine under the auspices of Holmes’ enigmatic brother, Mycroft. Their arrival coincides with a rash of unsolved murders that has baffled the authorities and seems unrelated to the growing tensions in the area among Jew, Moslem, and Christian. Still, no one is too pleased at Holmes’ insistence on reconstructing the most recent homicide in the desert gully where it occurred.

What they unexpectedly uncover will lead Russell and Holmes through an exotic gauntlet of labyrinthine bazaars, verminous hovels, cliff-hung monasteries—and into mortal danger. In the jewel-like city of Jerusalem, they will at last meet their adversary, whose lust for power could reduce the city’s most ancient and sacred place to rubble and ignite a tinderbox of hostilities just waiting for a spark.

Laurie R. King has received the Edgar and the John Creasey Awards for her finely crafted works. Her first Mary Russell novel, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, astonished readers by creating a new case for Sherlock Holmes. Since then each adventure in the series has received enthusiastic praise by critics and mystery fans alike.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Inspired…King puts us into each scene so quickly and completely that her narrative flow never falters.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A robust, intelligent adventure story.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “With the feminist heroine chronicling events and the cerebral detective stirring the pot, readers can’t lose.”

    Booklist

  • “King’s clear prose and her vivid depiction of a British-occupied Palestine torn between opposing cultures are the book’s main strengths…The action gradually builds to a satisfying and dramatic conclusion.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/17/2014

    " probably my second favorite in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Susan | 2/10/2014

    " I have finished my 5th Laurie R. King book in over a month....and all I can say is that I hope there are many more to come! She blends the character of Sherlock Holmes so well with my favorite persona - Jewish feminist sleuth, a.k.a. Mary Russell. I am thrilled that I have found this series (don't even recall who gave this to me, but if you're out there, THANK YOU!!!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin Endsin | 2/6/2014

    " Classic Laurie King - great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by hannah | 1/28/2014

    " Mary in the holy land, just after WW1. As in many other Mary Russell books, this book leaves me with a thirst for more information about the setting and historical contest. Never before, reading romans made me search for information as now, made me curious about the where and when. "

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