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My Wishful Thinking oOut for Mary if it isn t already too late Holmes must use all his resources callingn friends and foes from years past to unravel the clues which may save Mary s life and will absolutely alter that f his dedicated housekeeper As the pieces fall into place will a shipwreck from 30 years ago be the key which brings Mary home alive King is "Very Clear In Her Intentions For The RussellHolmes Series She "clear in her intentions for the RussellHolmes series She a wickedly clever young woman into the Holmes stories Mary is the female counterpart to Holmes first as his apprentice and shortly thereafter as his partner in mysteries and life In a time when females were barely considered than property Mary earned Holmes trust faith and admiration Now that I have finished The Murder f Mary Russell I have already torn through The finished The Murder f Mary Russell I have already torn through The s Apprentice and am trying to pace myself through the rest f this series I m kicking myself for having waited this long for such a wonderful series I highly recommend this book to all fans The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 of Laurie R King andor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL is the fourteenth book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series and I have read every singlene Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest of the books This series is actuallyne f my absolute favorites and to say that I ve been waiting to read this book is an understatementREAD THE WHOLE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION 35 starsLet me get a couple f things ut f the way First I m a huge fan Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day of this series wait impatiently for each instalment Second this is a well written book So you may ask why 35 starsIt begins with a bang when Marypens her door to a stranger But despite the title this is a book about Mrs Hudson What follows is the extremely detailed story f her life from birth to present day And while I ve always found her an engaging secondary character she is not why I read these booksWith the bulk f space devoted to her history Mary Holmes are reduced to minor characters There are
Initially A Few Short Chapters That Detail Mary S Encounter a few short chapters that detail Mary s encounter someone from the housekeeper s past but Holmes doesn t appear until the halfway markI read these because I love following Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) our intrepid couplen their adventures For me everything revolves around the fascinating relationship between the famous detective his young bookish wife Their shared intelligence witty dialogue are the foundation f each mystery they solve I missed that here The book finally took ff at the 70% mark IMHO going from tough slog to page turner with the injection Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of Mary Holmes into the storyMrs Hudson has led a surprisingly colourful life so if you ve ever wondered about her how she ended up with Holmes give this a try Just know it s a departure from previous books in the series This turned into a really good murder mystery Sherlo. On the doorstep claiming to be Mrs Hudson’s son What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true yet she believes him as surely as she believes the threatf the gun in his hand In a devastating instant everything changes And when the scene is discovered a pool Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of bloodn the floor the smell Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition of gunpowder in the air the most shocking revelationf all is that the grim clues point directly to Clar. When Mrs Hudson arrives home from her shopping she is shocked to find trails Heaven Next Stop of blood but even shocking is that Mary Russell is nowhere to be found Putting an ad in the paper the signal she uses when she needs Holmes to co This wasnot great Ms King can do better I m editing this review because after thinking about it for 12 hours this book is still making mad and I have thoughtsI stayed up way past my bedtime to read this book so the fact that it was sonot goodticks meff And it s not that the book was bad it was just extremely boring I will now present my complaints in a list1 Mary Russell isn t murdered This isn t a spoiler by the way because the author well Mary Russell has been saying n Twitter for months now that she doesn t die in the book Why she would give the book this title and then repeatedly deflate the suspense is beyond me1B Speaking f Mary Russell I am so so SO ver Ms King s I am not a huge fan f novels that jet set between continents and leading readers through a whirl wind tour Bases Loaded of exotic locales This is unusual I know but I want my novels to be based inne location preferably the USA With that being said I became a HUGE fan f Laurie R King when I read Keeping Watch a standalone novel that moved me in ways I can t explain Of course I immediately dove into Folly and followed up with A Darker Place Her Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series never grabbed my attention enough although I know her writing is fabulous Russell and Sherlock visited too many foreign lands for my taste and I wasn t "That Excited About A Detective "excited about a detective has already been written re written and exhausted However the ARC from Netgalley for The Murder f Mary Russell caught my eye and I thought Why not maybe it s time to dive into this series After all it appears that Mary is dead Perhaps this is the end and King will return to the standalone books I so love And then I started reading Mary Russell is caught home alone when a mysterious male visitor who identifies himself as Mrs Hudson s son arrives Mrs Hudson Sherlock s housekeeper f many years has had little to no contact with her son since leaving him with her sister to raise many years ago Already n high alert Mary allows the man inside to wait for Mrs Hudson who is ut f the house n a grocery trip Things uickly go from Mrs Hudson who is ut f the house n a grocery trip Things uickly go from to violent and the reader is left guessing what happened during a deadly physical struggle until the last few chapters Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of the book Sherlock is uick to unlock keys to the mystery set keenly into how the house was left after the absencef Mary is discovered He has little to go Fantastic Post Office 03 onther than descriptions and pictures Mrs Hudson and the police have taken Tim Crouch of the scene He understands from the blood left behind that time is running. Mary Russell is used to dark secrets herwn and those f her famous partner and husband Sherlock Holmes Trust is a thing slowly given but ver the course Drawing the Human Head of a decade together the two have forged an indissoluble bond And whatf the Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics other person to whom Mary Russell haspened her heart the couple’s longtime housekeeper Mrs Hudson Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives. Ck is not the central character instead its the women in his life his young wife and the indomitable Mrs Hudson In this book we learn women in his life his young wife and the indomitable Mrs Hudson In this book we learn Mrs Hudson s background It s written intermittently with the current murder in progress Not DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle onef my favorite story techniues but it seemed to work wellI m usually picturing the characters standing by checking their watches while the scenes n the next stage progress I am a newcomer to the Mary
#russell series and #series and in the past have deliberately strayed from the previous books the premise f this latest installment genuinely did piue my interest thus I went into The Murder f Mary Russell sans preconceived notions and with an pen mind The first chapter starts Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, out all right A mysterious visitor claiming to be Mrs Hudosn s son comes calling and we get to see Russell make what she would have the reader believe are astute but are mostlynly just common sense bservations The title f this latest Mary RussellSherlock Holmes is enough to make long time fans including me f this series wring their hands and bite their nails Murder f Mary Russell Has autho Well written as always the mystery itself is decent and Holmes and Russell are everything I have come to expectHoweverThe following contains spoilersI do not like the backstory King has chosen for Mrs Hudson Making her a criminal beholden to Holmes generosity weakens rather than strengthens the character In my headcanon she has never Pontius Pilate owed him a thing but as an independent human came into his life by herwn free choice Worse Mary too is now beholden to the brothers to hide her Livin de Life own actne that would have been fully justified if allowed to come honestly to light What was a household Aeralis of mutual appreciation and shared intelligence has becomene Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of secrets Insteadf acting together these characters now act alone for what they each perceive "mostly wrongly as the Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives others benefit It serves none and makes for an unpleasant storyBeyond "wrongly as the Radio Crackling, Radio Gone others benefit It serves none and makes for an unpleasant storyBeyond I enjoy this series primarily for Russell s voice and an The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit occasional glimpse from Holmes POV I got too littlef that here The journey through the past I found mostly dull until those startling grey eyes showed up and afterwards I found Limey Gumshoe only disappointment So while King s writing remains as excellent as ever her storytelling choices in this case left me wanting better Mary Russell is confronted by an unknown man at her home in the Sussex Downs Sherlock Holmes is away for a few days and Mrs Hudson is in town at the market Mary figuresut this man appears to think Mrs Hudson is his mother and from there the past becomes alive as the reader discovers the entire backstory f Mrs Hudson and how she came to work for Sherlock Holmes Fascinating story building about a beloved character. A Hudson Or rather to Clarissa the woman she was before Baker Street The key to Russell’s sacrifice lies in Mrs Hudson’s past To uncover the truth a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper’s secrets to a time before her disguise was assumed before her crimes were buried away There is death here and murder and trust betrayed And nothing will ever be the sa.