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A Monstrous Regiment of Women

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

A Mary Russell Mystery (Volume 2)

Laurie R. King

Picador


Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award
 

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.

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Praise for A Monstrous Regiment of Women

"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 and as well as his heart. . . . Superb."--The Washington Post Book World
 

"As audacious as it is entertaining and moving . . . What gives Laurie R. King's books such a rich and original texture is the character of Mary--totally believable in her own right, a tall and gangling orphan with a restless intellect and a great store of moral and physical courage."--Chicago Tribune

 

"Mary Russell makes a triumphant return. . . . Thoroughly enjoyable."--Booklist

 

"Extraordinary . . . A delight."--The Washington Times

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  • Laurie R. King

  • Laurie R. King is the Edgar Award-winning author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, eight acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries, and four stand-alone novels, including the highly praised A Darker Place. She lives in northern California.
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    A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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    Laurie R. King

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