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The Murder of Mary Russell Mary Russell is used to dark secrets her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart the couple s longtime housekeeper, Mrs Hudson Russell s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs Hudson s son What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand In a devastating instant, everything changes And when the scene is discovered a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson Or rather to Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street The key to Russell s sacrifice lies in Mrs Hudson s past To uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper s secrets to a time before her disguise was assumed, before her crimes were buried away There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed And nothing will ever be the same


About the Author: Laurie R. King

Edgar winning mystery writer Laurie R King writes series and standalone novels Her official forum is THE LRK VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB here on Goodreads please join us for book discussing fun King s 2018 novel, Island of the Mad, sees Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes travel from London s Bedlam to the glitter of Venice s Lido,where Young Things and the friends of Cole Porter pass Mussolini s Blackshirts in the streets The Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series follows a brilliant young woman who becomes the student, then partner, of the great detective click here for an excerpt of the first in the series, The Beekeeper s Apprentice The Stuyvesant and Grey series Touchstone The Bones of Paris takes place in Europe between the Wars The Kate Martinelli series follows an SFPD detective s cases on a female Rembrandt, a holy fool, andClick for an excerpt of A Grave Talent King lives in northern California, which serves as backdrop for some of her books Please note that Laurie checks her Goodreads inbox intermittently, so it may take some time to receive a reply A quicker response may be possible via email to info laurierking.com.



10 thoughts on “The Murder of Mary Russell

  1. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL is the fourteenth book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, and I have read every single one of the books This series is actually one of my absolute favorites, and to say that I ve been waiting to read this book is an understatement.READ THE WHOLE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL is the fourteenth book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, and I hav


  2. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    When Mrs Hudson arrives home from her shopping, she is shocked to find trails of blood, but evenshocking is that Mary Russell is nowhere to be found Putting an ad in the paper, the signal she uses when she needs Holmes to come as soon as possible So here it begins.Long readers of this series are in for a treat because for the first time we are taken into Mrs Hudson s past, a past that quite frankly I found amazing After


  3. Kathy Kathy says:

    The title of this latest Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes is enough to make long time fans, including me, of this series wring their hands and bite their nails Murder of Mary Russell Has author Laurie King lost her mind Have fans not shown how much they love Mary Well, there was nothing to do but read the book and hope for the best.So, what to tell those who haven t read The Murder of Mary Russell I can tell you that Laurie Ki


  4. Sandy Sandy says:

    3.5 starsLet me get a couple of things out of the way First, I m a huge fan of this series wait impatiently for each instalment Second, this is a well written book So you may ask why 3.5 stars It begins with a bang when Mary opens her door to a stranger But despite the title, this is a book about Mrs Hudson What follows is the extremely detailed story of her life from birth to present day And while I ve always found her an e


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    This wasnot great Ms King can do better I m editing this review because after thinking about it for 12 hours this book is still making mad and I have thoughts I stayed up way past my bedtime to read this book, so the fact that it was sonot goodticks me off And it s not that the book was bad , it was just extremely boring I will now present my complaints in a list 1 Mary Russell isn t murdered This isn t a spoiler by the way, b


  6. Elisabeth Elisabeth says:

    Well written, as always the mystery itself is decent and Holmes and Russell are everything I have come to expect.However The following contains spoilers I do not like the backstory King has chosen for Mrs Hudson Making her a criminal beholden to Holmes generosity weakens rather than strengthens the character In my headcanon she has never owed him a thing, but as an independent human came into his life by her own free choice Wors


  7. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    This turned into a really good murder mystery Sherlock is not the central character, instead its the women in his life, his young wife and the indomitable Mrs Hudson In this book we learn about Mrs Hudson s background It s written intermittently with the current murder in progress Not one of my favorite story techniques, but it seemed to work well.I m usually picturing the characters standing by, checking their watches while the s


  8. Karyn Niedert Karyn Niedert says:

    I am not a huge fan of novels that jet set between continents and leading readers through a whirl wind tour of exotic locales This is unusual, I know, but I want my novels to be based in one location, preferably the USA With that being said, I became a HUGE fan of Laurie R King when I read Keeping Watch , a standalone novel that moved me in ways I can t explain Of course, I immediately dove into Folly , and followed up with A Darker


  9. Viccy Viccy says:

    Mary Russell is confronted by an unknown man at her home in the Sussex Downs Sherlock Holmes is away for a few days and Mrs Hudson is in town at the market Mary figures out this man appears to think Mrs Hudson is his mother and from there, the past becomes alive as the reader discovers the entire backstory of Mrs Hudson and how she came to work for Sherlock Holmes Fascinating story building about a beloved character.


  10. Chris Apolant Chris Apolant says:

    I am a newcomer to the Mary Russell series, and whilst in the past have deliberately strayed from the previous books, the premise of this latest installment genuinely did pique my interest thus, I went into The Murder of Mary Russell sans preconceived notions and with an open mind The first chapter starts out all right A mysterious visitor claiming to be Mrs Hudosn s son comes calling, and we get to see Russell make what she would have


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