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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: June 1991 ISBN: 9781440756528
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Macy | 1/28/2014

    " This was a fun look into the nomadic culture of the Middle East following WWI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamsyn | 1/26/2014

    " The events in this book are part of The Bee Keeper's Apprentice -- at one point, Mary and Holmes find themselves hiding out in Palestine. This is the full story of their adventures, and it's recommended that you read it before Justice Hall, which is actually when she wrote it. Interesting as a cultural snapshot as well -- they travel as Arabs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cori Sherman North | 1/25/2014

    " Narrative too choppy, seemed like several different storylines went on, but not intertwined, or interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/19/2014

    " A total corker, and Russell and Holmes show off their usual winning combination of smarts and style. Plus, who doesn't love donkeys? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhea | 1/15/2014

    " This was my favorite in the series. What my Mom would call a total popcorn book. I am sad to say it also marks the last one I hadn't read (I got out of order). I am now in search of something equally distracting to read on the Muni. ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/11/2014

    " Love Laurie King. I am going back and forth with this and her Kate Martinelli series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Leigh | 12/31/2013

    " Learned so much, fascinating setting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KarenLee | 12/28/2013

    " This was an engrossing read, tight mystery and vivid characters. It brought the country (Palestine) and the various people and religions to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 11/30/2013

    " This book was so textured with the culture that I felt I was reading an ethnography. When the complex plot was interwoven with the cultural story, the result was a delicious and intellectual page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 1/29/2013

    " I think this is my favorite so far in the Mary Russell Series, but I'm not entirely sure that I can say why. It's an interesting story in an interesting setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Apallant | 12/23/2012

    " As always I like Mary Russell the main character, but I found the story telling in this one a little more difficult to follow then in her other books in the series. Not my favorite but certainly a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anoush Emrazian | 8/23/2012

    " i read this one second, then proceeded to read the rest of the series chronologically as written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 8/12/2012

    " Sherlock Holmes in Israel of the 1920's "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 5/25/2012

    " This was not my favorite of the Mary Russell books so far. I enjoyed the first one immensely, the second one a lot, the third one ok. I don't know if it's just a rut or what, but this one seemed to drag on and on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 4/28/2012

    " I didn't care for this Mary Russell novel as well as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney Whiting | 3/6/2012

    " I really liked this one- Mary and Holmes in Jerusalem. It's cool to see her prove herself to the other men there. I also liked to observe her absorbing her jewish heritage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/19/2012

    " Good. Very interesting to learn about Jerusalem and Palestine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 12/7/2011

    " Sherlock Holmes; Book 3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 12/4/2011

    " My first Mary Russell novel. Now I want to read them all, starting at the beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 10/16/2011

    " I liked learning more about the middle east and some of their culture, but this was a little slow and the mystery wasn't really anticlimactic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 9/3/2011

    " A reader can learn more about geographical locations from reading King than any other means. She really brought the city of Jerusalem to life for me. Love the chemistry between Mary and Sherlock Holmes. "

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

    " Exotic locale, costumes and customs while Mary and Sherlock are in Jerusalem. Their local contacts, Mahmoud and Ali turn out to be very interesting characters, dangerous and colorful, and very helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ljj | 5/6/2011

    " This is a wonderful series of books. Sherlock Holmes (well after the Conan Doyle years) and his partner/wife Mary Russell. An interesting cast of characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeni | 3/14/2011

    " Another good Mary Russell story, with historical details thrown in that kept me interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted | 2/10/2011

    " I started with this series after hearing Veronica Belmont mention the Beekeeper's Apprentice while plugging the Sword & Laser podcast. So far, this is probably my second-most favorite book in the series (behind the first one). It was a pretty quick read on my Kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shardebeck | 2/9/2011

    " I loved this book. I loved the Beekeeper's Apprecentice. I can't wait to read the next Mary Russell novel. What more can I say? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 2/6/2011

    " My favorite of the series after the first volume. Very satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernice | 1/14/2011

    " This is not her prototypical mystery. I really liked that it was set in Jerusalem and Israel. It was also more of a political spy novel. Not so much a thriller but more of an slower paced, organic unfolding of a plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimkg | 1/11/2011

    " I didn't care for this Mary Russell novel as well as the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 1/7/2011

    " The language and storytelling are delicious. This is the first author who stands out to me as having the quotes leading into the chapters actually fit and hint at the story to follow. Marvelous. "

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