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A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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The dawn of 1921 finds Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmess brilliant young apprentice, about to come into a considerable inheritance. Nevertheless, she still enjoys her nighttime prowls in disguise through Londons grimy streets, where one night she encounters an old friend, now a charity worker among the poor. Veronica

Beaconsfield introduces Russell to the New Temple of God, led by the enigmatic, electrifying Margery Childe. Part suffragette, part mystic, she lives quite well for a woman of God from supposedly humble origins.

Despite herself, Russell is drawn ever deeper into Childes circle. When Veronica has a near-fatal accident-and turns out to be the fourth bluestocking in the group to meet with misadventure after changing her will-Russell and Holmes launch a quiet investigation. But the Temple may bring the newly rich Russell far closer to heaven than she would like.…

Review:

"Though purists will be offended by Holmes' behavior at the tale's conclusion, less-finicky fans will find the book thoroughly enjoyable." Booklist

Review:

"A unique look at Holmes." Library Journal

Review:

"[A] thoroughly entertaining romp through the meaner streets of London." School Library Journal

About the Author

LAURIE R. KING won the Edgar and John Creasey Awards for Best First Novel for A Grave Talent. She is the author of seven acclaimed mysteries in the Mary Russell series, as well as four novels in a contemporary series featuring police detective Kate Martinelli. She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed stand-alone novels of suspense, Keeping Watch (recently optioned for film by CBS), Folly, and A Darker Place. She lives in northern California where she is at work on another Mary Russell novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553574562
Preface:
King, Laurie R.
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
London
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Sherlock Holmes
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.97x4.24x1.00 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553574562 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Though purists will be offended by Holmes' behavior at the tale's conclusion, less-finicky fans will find the book thoroughly enjoyable."
"Review" by , "A unique look at Holmes."
"Review" by , "[A] thoroughly entertaining romp through the meaner streets of London."
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