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Justice Hall Audiobook

Justice Hall

A trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot; but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer, or has the murderer caught them?
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Publisher's Summary

Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one murky riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door...literally. It's a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it's not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est.

A trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot; but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer, or has the murderer caught them?

© 2002 Laurie R. King; (P) 2003 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"A spellbinding mystery...superb." (The Washington Post)
"Consistently smart and poignant...[Conan Doyle] would probably approve." (Chicago Tribune)
"Audacious...Mary Russell is never less than fascinating company." (Los Angeles Times)

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    NoelleJ 02-09-15
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    "A favorite"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Justice Hall to be better than the print version?

    Equally good


    Any additional comments?

    I love, love, love Justice Hall and O Jerusalem. I just listened to them back to back and will listen again and again.

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    Hcantwell 01-23-15
    Hcantwell 01-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Swept Away"

    The details of the Hall, the People who inhabit it and whom it inhabits along with the tensions and twists of the story make this an enjoyable listen. Outstanding narration/storytelling.

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    charity 01-17-15
    charity 01-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Two-time listen"

    I love Laurie King's Mary Russel series and this book is no exception. This book is beautifully narrated, well written, and fits in well with Doyle's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. I'm a huge fan!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Arpster 12-11-14
    Arpster 12-11-14 Member Since 2014

    Wife, mother, grandma, crafter, gardener, artist. Love to read, mystery, steampunk, sci-fi, and fantasy. Love books that are series.

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    "My Favorite Sherlock and Mary!"
    If you could sum up Justice Hall in three words, what would they be?

    Made me cry!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Justice Hall?

    Gabriel writing in his journal! Broke my heart!


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Sterlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Jenny makes all the characters come to life. None of them sound the same, they all have their own personalitites.


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    Gail Wood Central, NY 01-21-14
    Gail Wood Central, NY 01-21-14 Member Since 2014

    Librarian, reader, commuter. I got tired of the radio and CDs and switched to audio books. Now I listen to books while I quilt, clean, etc

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    "Adventure and the Ravages of the Great War"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The diary of the young soldier and his descriptions of the devastation and deprivation of the Great War.


    Any additional comments?

    Another fantastic adventure of Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes. Seemingly unevenly matched, Mary is quite a bit younger than her husband, interested in theology, and rich as can be. However, they are a match, mind to mind, wit to wit, and adventurous spirit to adventurous spirit.

    In this sixth volume, Mary and Holmes are invited to Justic Hall. A familiar stranger visits them and invites them to the home of the Duke of Beauville, Justice Hall. A very prominent family guided by duty, honor, and justice. The current duke was called back from the mysterious life he was living after the sudden death of his brother. His brother's heir had died during the Great War.

    The identity of the current Duke is revealed (this is not a spoiler) as the Muslim travelers Russell and Holmes had encountered in the previous book. A reluctant heir with no children, they are to investigate a claimant to the dukedom. Before long, greater mysteries present themselves including the death of the young soldier, an attempted murder, and at least two suspects with power and money wishing for more.

    This is another grand adventure with amazing depth of detail and description, a rousing adventure, edge of the seat suspsence, and a deeply moving picture of a soldier's life in the trenches.

    I listened to the audiobook and the narrator, again, does a fantastic job. She a vibrant storyteller.

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    Katdeeza 12-02-13
    Katdeeza 12-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Deliciously Intriguing! Rating PG"

    More than usual, King weaves intriguing and seemingly unrelated plot threads into a shocking design of revelations! In case you're wondering, Mary Russell's extensive yet spellbinding perception of personalities and settings in this novel account for the book's length compared to others in this series.

    I'd rate this PG for some violence and mature themes.

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    Christopher United States 01-25-13
    Christopher United States 01-25-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story and narration!"

    As usual, loved each and every minute of this book! One of the best so far in the series!

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    Kristine 11-17-12
    Kristine 11-17-12
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    "To Slow!!!!"
    What disappointed you about Justice Hall?

    There are so many details to this story that it causes it to drag on. If there were fewer details the story seems to be good.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Laurie R. King again?

    No


    Which character – as performed by Jenny Sterlin – was your favorite?

    Mary


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    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 08-20-12
    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 08-20-12 Member Since 2013

    Truthteller

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    "Captivating - Russell and Holmes at their best!"
    Would you listen to Justice Hall again? Why?

    Yes, I would, but not until I'm done with the entire series :-) Why? It's one of my favorite books to date. I love the tie in to O Jerusalem, the old characters are rich, the new characters are intriguing and the end and even where the whole story goes from the start is unexpected.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not so much on the edge of my seat as firmly planted in it because I didn't want to stop reading. It was enthralling.


    Have you listened to any of Jenny Sterlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to her in all the other Mary Russell books. Believe it or not, out of all the readings of Holmes that I've heard - hers is my favorite. I love her voice work and I'm surprised at her range with characterizing male voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My only extreme reaction was enjoyment :-D


    Any additional comments?

    Read the next book too - it's just as good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mike Springville, NY, United States 09-01-10
    mike Springville, NY, United States 09-01-10 Member Since 2016
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    "I cant believe its not BUTTER, opps I meant DOYLE!"

    This book is the best in the Holmes/Russell series!
    Im a huge fan of Holmes,unfortunately I read his adventures penned by the late/great ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE twice & decided2give Laurie a chance w/ Holmes. I WAS BLOWN AWAY w/ the storyline of the Mary Russell books, 2me it feels Doyle sprang2 life1 day and started writing about Holmes retirement, and he himself wrote the new series of Holmes adventures
    U don't know me, but PLEASE believe me when I say Im1 of Holmes biggest fans&also believe when I say I'd tell U if this book OR ANY of Kings didnt live up 2 the skepticism of how Sherlock is 2B portraid or how Doyle would've invisioned Sherlock's life unfolding!
    King writes these books as though Mary Russell gave her them by mail. She'dsaid these stories were jotted down by Mary Russell &she'd only organizing the notes & turing them in2 stories- BECAUSE of the way King writes these stories its not hard 2 imagine that shes telling the truth when she'dben given the tales from Marys own pen-quite honestly, if she said that Doyle's alive & kicking @ the age of 159 and was still writing the adventures of S.H.-I'd have ahard time not believing her

    FINALLY= the reason I love this book MORE than all in the series plus its now my favorite book of all time, is like I said b4- Im ahuge S.H. fan&in other books so2 solve them they split up2gather clues NOW Iknow what your saying Holmes wouldnt do that, he needs2OBSERVE w/his own eyes& he'd never trust any1noteven Watson2collect clues but Marys the ying2hisyang&he knows w/her he can do2x the work she's truly his equaI! I started reading theRussell series cuz I needed NEW Holmes stories. W/ the other books when they S.H.&Mary sleuth on their own you dont hear what Holmes did while apart, but U do in this book, King explains what they both did while apart in order 2 make all the pieces fit and solve the mystery
    It truly is the most thought out and descriptive book Ihave ever read so PLEASE take my word 4it &get this book ok

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