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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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    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 05-09-16
    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. 'The Ph.D. of Productivity'(tm)

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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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    Jude Gaithersburg, MD 06-28-15
    Jude Gaithersburg, MD 06-28-15 Member Since 2012

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    "The Relationship Builds"

    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...

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    Nancy Schotter Lincoln, RI United States 06-16-15
    Nancy Schotter Lincoln, RI United States 06-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another awesome story"

    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

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    Brenda Stanton, TX, United States 06-15-15
    Brenda Stanton, TX, United States 06-15-15 Member Since 2010
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    "I thought the last one was good but this one is even better!!"

    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.

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    "The past is revealed"

    Slightly different take on the Russell-Holmes stories with a distracted Mary forcing Sherlock to seek assistance from another famous P. I.

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    "Best yet!"

    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.

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    JWH 03-05-15
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    "Good read"

    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.

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