Taking a page from her previous book, The Game, Laurie R. King delves into uncharted though welcome waters. The series has been a joy to read as it pits a very modern woman with the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, clearly equals in every sense of the word. I have enjoyed this series immensely and was eager to delve into this new book. However, I was not prepared for the psychological overtones this book handles so eloquently. It is deeply believable and frequently moving in scope.
Furthermore, the descriptions of post earthquake/fire San Francisco are oddly reminiscent of post Katrina New Orleans. I always wondered why looters weren't shot on sight in these situations and Ms. King's description of overzealous police shooting the innocent along with the guilty gave me chills. King applies her prodigious intellect to such subjects as psychology, auto mechanics and feng shui, each with a deft style that is easy to read and totally engaging. Get this for that long trip when you can devote a number of hours to a deeply satisfying read.
I like everything about this series. I like the relationship between Holmes and Russell and like how the writer develops the stories. Jenny Sterlin is to be commended for her ability to tell the story. For me it's as if I were there to breathe the wonderful clean air...
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in San Francisco traveling back to Russell's past, who did that to her family? Feng shui? No less beautiful background speaks volumes of author's relationship with the land
The very best book I have listen to in a long time!! I have enjoyed every one of the books in this series but this is truly the best.
Enjoying the whole Russell/Holmes series by Laurie King. This is my favorite so far. Suspenseful, well-plotted, rich historical setting and, best of all, backstory of Mary Russell's childhood.
Book met all my expectations. The story line was particularly interesting as I am very familiar with San Francisco. Narrator does, as always, an excellent job aside from her inability to really imitate a non-English accent convincingly.
I have truly enjoyed this series by LRK and Locked Rooms is the best yet. I especially enjoyed the telling from Holmes perspective. The author's interjecting Dashell Hammit (sp?) into the plot a superb twist. Don't pass this book buy. It's well worth the money and time. Jenny Sterlin's narrative talent was brilliant as always.