A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell Mystery)
Laurie R. King
Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award
It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's great apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a level in theology--is at the verge of buying a large inheritance. self sustaining eventually, with a keenness for divinity and detective paintings, her so much baffling secret might now contain Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection among herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions flip to the recent Temple of God and its chief, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw at the younger theology student is impossible to resist. but if 4 bluestockings from the Temple take place useless almost immediately after altering their wills, may sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell examine, as their partnership takes a stunning flip in A immense Regiment of Women through Laurie R. King.
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financial institution of the river, the soiled warrens the place the sunlight by no means penetrates, and we alternately strolled and sprinted in her wake. We have been, it appeared, approximately to Greenwich while, hurrying as much as a nook, we peered ahead and stuck the glimpse of a disappearing cloak. “Gone to earth, through God. i presumed she’d stroll to Dover,” muttered Holmes. “You remain right here. stick to if she reappears. Drop crumbs or anything. I’ll position Billy at the nook again there, in case of a again door.” He pale into the heritage.