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
"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)
The story was excellent after you labored through the first half of the book. It dragged on and on with exhausting descriptions of Justice Hall that really had little to do with the story line. It was worth the persistence though as the story bloomed.
Another good story. Characters were more interesting here than in oh Jerusalem. Narrator does a fine job - perhaps with the exception of any form of North American accent! But hardly a deterrent as a listener.
Working my way through the series and Justice Hall stands out. Many twists and turns, a poignant family story and Ms. King's wonderful prose bring the reader much closer to these characters than in some of the other books. Jenny Sterlin is a wonder!
Mary Russell Shines!
The Mary Russell character adds such superb depth to what could be just another English murder mystery series. Laurie H. King crafted the Mary Russell character so she doesn't always follow the rules of the times. Her partnership with Holmes and her own sharp mind allows her to move through the world in genius disguises. The character is bigger than live, tough, independent and as smart as he. What could be better?
The series is full of wonderful history, it is truly riveting, and Jenny Sterlin is an amazing performer. Cudos to all involved!!!
This book is appreciated much more if "O Jerusalem" is read first. A masterpiece! It exceeded my expectations. Narrator wonderful.
I think that after The Beekeeper's Apprentice this is my next favorite Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes book by far! The story is very interesting and Jenny Sterlin, as always, does a fantastic job!
I never would have guessed where this book was headed or what the twist and turns there were going to be, but that's what made it so interesting and compelling. If you are a fan of the other Mary Russell/Sherlock Homes books, then I full-heartedly recommend this book! There is enough interaction between the two main character, that remind you of the other stories before, with a great mix of new/old character that ultimately make for a fantastic read/listen!
I love, love, love Justice Hall and O Jerusalem. I just listened to them back to back and will listen again and again.
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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