The Moor

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

A Mary Russell Mystery (Volume 4)

Laurie R. King

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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.

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When I obtained a holiday from my books, I mounted
my pony and made for the moor.—A BOOK OF DARTMOOR
THE TELEGRAM IN my hand read:
RUSSELL NEED YOU IN DEVONSHIRE. IF FREE TAKE EARLIEST TRAIN CORYTON. IF NOT FREE COME ANYWAY. BRING COMPASS. HOLMES
To say I was irritated would be an understatement. We had only just pulled ourselves from the mire of a difficult and emotionally draining case and now, less than a month later, with my mind firmly turned to the work awaiting me in this, my spiritual home, Oxford, my husband and longtime partner Sherlock Holmes proposed

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"Erudite, fascinating . . . the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted."--The Houston Chronicle

"There's no resisting the appeal of Laurie R. King's thrillingly moody scenes of Dartmoor and her lovely evocations of its legends."--The New York Times Book Review

 

"Dazzling may be the word to describe King's latest Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes adventure. . . . Add King's devilishly clever plot and eccentric characters, her ability to achieve a perfect balance between serious mystery and lighthearted humor, and the charm with which she develops the captivating relationship between Holmes and Russell, and the result is a superbly rich read that would please Doyle himself."--Booklist

 

"King has the tone, mood, and voice precisely right. . . . Very good."--The Boston Globe

 

"Mary's description of how she thinks through all the elements of a mystery--so deep in thought as if she were in a trance---is excellent."--Salon.com


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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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The Moor
A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Laurie R. King

Trade Paperback

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Picador
October 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312427399
ISBN10: 0312427395
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$16.00

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January 2014
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ISBN: 9781427251527
ISBN10: 1427251525
Audio Run Time: 10:00
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October 2007
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ISBN: 9780312207311
ISBN10: 031220731X
320 pages
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