A Monstrous Regiment of Women

Author: Laurie R. King
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749015008
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Genre: Fiction

It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn.

A Letter of Mary

Author: Laurie R. King
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 031220728X
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Fiction

The third book in the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series. It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King is brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.

Locked Rooms

Author: Laurie R. King
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553901591
Release Date: 2005-06-21
Genre: Fiction

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Laurie R. King's The God of the Hive and Pirate King. 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.

The Marriage of Mary Russell

Author: Laurie R. King
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780425284483
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Fiction

Laurie R. King takes readers way back in her bestselling series with this exclusive ebook short story, as Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes embark upon the riskiest adventure of their partnership: their wedding. Includes a special preview of the highly anticipated new mystery from Laurie R. King, The Murder of Mary Russell! Though she cannot entirely discount the effects of the head injuries they were both suffering at the time, Mary Russell is delighted by Sherlock Holmes’s proposal of marriage. After all, they have become partners-in-crime, and she has recently come into her inheritance: what remains but to confirm the union with her mentor-turned-partner through a piece of paper? Russell’s pragmatic side tells her to head straight to the registry office—until Holmes surprises her with a sentimental wish to be married in the chapel of his ancestral manor. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there. Of course, such obstacles have never deterred Sherlock Holmes before, and they certainly won’t keep him from concocting an elaborate scheme to evade angry dogs and armed butlers—all in the name of wedded bliss. Praise for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries “The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”—Lee Child “The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”—The Washington Post Book World “A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.”—The New York Times “Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”—Houston Chronicle “An engaging romp guaranteed to please . . . perfectly written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”—USA Today, on Pirate King “Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller. No reader who opens this one will be disappointed.”—Michael Connelly, on The God of the Hive “Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”—The Denver Post, on The Game

The Moor

Author: Laurie R. King
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 031220731X
Release Date: 2007-10-30
Genre: Fiction

In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of one of his most celebrated cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves, in Laurie R. King's The Moor.

Mord an der K nigin

Author: Laurie R. King
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732536108
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Fiction

England, 1915: Sherlock Holmes hat seinen Beruf an den Nagel gehängt und lebt zurückgezogen als Bienenzüchter im ländlichen Sussex. Während in Europa der Erste Weltkrieg wütet, kämpft Sherlock mit seinen eigenen Dämonen. Doch dann begegnet er der aufgeweckten Mary Russell und aufgrund ihrer außergewöhnlichen Intelligenz beschließt er, das junge Mädchen zur Detektivin auszubilden. Aber Mary gibt dem erfahren Detektiv Rätsel auf: Warum trägt dieses wohlhabende Waisenkind so schäbige Kleidung? Warum wird sie vom Unglück verfolgt? Die Antworten auf diese Fragen müssen schnell gefunden werden, damit weder sein neuer Schützling, noch der wiedererweckte Lebensmut des gefeierten Detektivs ein jähes und tragisches Ende finden ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. In dieser, bisher auf deutsch unveröffentlichten, Erzählung wird die erste Begegnung von Sherlock und Mary aus der Sicht des Meisterdetektivs geschildert. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. "Eine großartige historische Krimiserie!" - Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine "Laurie R. King ist die interessanteste amerikanische Krimiautorin seit Jahren." - Val McDermid

Der W rger von der Cater Street

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher:
ISBN: 3832183515
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

London 1881: Eine unheimliche Mordserie stört das wohlgeordnete Leben der Familie Ellison. Der sympathische Polizeibeamte Thomas Pitt, unterstützt von der jungen Charlotte Ellison, macht sich an die Lösung des Falles. - 1. Teil der Inspector-Pitt-Reihe.

Wenn die Nacht am hellsten ist

Author: Nadia Hashimi
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732539604
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Fiction

Fereiba führt in Kabul ein glückliches Leben - bis die Taliban ihr die Arbeit als Lehrerin verbieten und ihren Mann hinrichten. Fereiba sieht sich gezwungen, mit ihren drei Kindern zu fliehen. Mithilfe von Schleppern und gefälschten Pässen will sie sich zu ihrer Schwester in London durchschlagen. Doch in Athen wird ihr ältester Sohn Saleem von der Familie getrennt. Schweren Herzens setzt Fereiba die Reise ohne ihn fort. Werden Mutter und Sohn sich jemals wiedersehen? "Ein wunderschöner Roman mit tiefgründigen Charakteren vor dem dramatischen Hintergrund einer Welt, die verrückt geworden ist. Eine Geschichte unserer Zeit." Bookreporter "Eine Geschichte, die von Herzen kommt. Sie erzählt von Mut inmitten einer Welt, der es an Mitgefühl mangelt." Toronto Star "Nadia Hashimi hat sich auf ihre afghanischen Wurzeln besonnen und vor allem eine einfühlsame und wunderschöne Familiengeschichte geschrieben. Ein schillerndes Porträt Afghanistans in all seiner Pracht." Khaled Hosseini über "Hinter dem Regenbogen"