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Locked Rooms Audiobook

Locked Rooms

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King has won sweeping critical acclaim and an impressive collection of awards for her writing. Although other writers have tried, no one has matched King's ability to capture the allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

Haunted by her dreams, Mary Russell arrives in San Francisco in 1924 to settle her parents' estate. But she quickly encounters a few surprises and learns there may be a great deal more to her childhood in this city than she ever knew. As Mary tries to cobble the pieces of her shadowy past together, her husband Holmes wonders if she may be repressing vital memories. And one thing seems certain; someone wants Mary's remembrances to stay buried.

King is at the top of her game with Locked Rooms, a wonderfully intricate and marvelously evocative mystery rich with unexpected twists and turns.

©2005 Laurie R. King; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A highlight in an altogether outstanding series." (Booklist)
"Richly imagined....The narrative has real momentum, the characters are engaging, and the prose, as always, is intelligent, evocative, and graceful." (Publishers Weekly)
"A humdinger of a plot that deepens with each retelling of the dreams, plus pulsating descriptions of San Francisco's tent cities, looters, and flattened Chinatown in the 1906 quake's aftermath." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    tinaswfl 01-09-06
    tinaswfl 01-09-06
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    "entertaining addition"

    this is a very entertaining addition to this series. i liked the twist of two fictional detectives working "on the case". the narration is excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fibonacci Gainesville, Florida 09-16-05
    Fibonacci Gainesville, Florida 09-16-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "A remarkable achievement..."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer U.S.A. 09-13-16
    Amazon Customer U.S.A. 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Mary Russell returns to San Fransisco"

    While there Mary Russell confronts inner demons that plagued her since her families death. She faces real danger as the truth about their death is finally revealed.

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    Rose Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-03-16
    Rose Salt Lake City, UT, United States 08-03-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Standout Entry in a Standout Series"

    Writing this review from work, semiconscious, because I couldn't sleep until this story wrapped up. An excellent mystery with high personal stakes for the Holmes/Russell duo. The setting is beautifully detailed and atmospheric, the characters develop in ways both compelling and satisfying. Well done indeed.

    Off to buy the next one . . .

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    Amazon Shopper for almost 20 years! 08-01-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Perhaps the best"

    I have listened to all of the Mary Russel stories up until this one. I enjoy them all but at times they can become slow and laborious with detail. This particular novel had a good pace, was an easy listen and difficult to "put down," so to speak. I enjoyed it very much. I believe that breaking the story with periods of third person dialog following Holmes in Mary's "absence," was quite a nice change from the usual continuous 1st person Mary monologue. Well done!

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    Hillary S Asheville, NORTH CAROLINA, US 06-05-16
    Hillary S Asheville, NORTH CAROLINA, US 06-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "What a writer"

    I love these stories, the plot, the characters, the travel descriptions, the intrigue and above all the playful humor. Laurie King is an excellent writer. Her books just keep getting better although I have no idea how that is possible since I have said after reading each of the last three books, "That one was the best yet!" The reader, Jenny Sterling, is fantastic.

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    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 05-09-16
    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

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    "Another INCREDIBLE installment. Better & better."

    I have already started the next in the series because this one was so magnificent and I want the story to keep going. The only part of this one that was hard at all was when Mary was a bit "out of it." Thankful she came back! She and Holmes are such a pair. Excellent story and of course, the narrator is perfection.

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    Christopher Hewlett 04-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    The best one yet!!!! It stirred my heart and touched my soul. A great book.

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    Sarah 08-28-15
    Sarah 08-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliantly written! Narrator was good"

    Glad to finish it. Guess I like my mystery's with more suspense. But enjoyed it

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    Barbara K Schwartz 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Another fantastic Mary Russell book."

    This one gives us some answers about Russell's family. Love how the story
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    Well done.

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