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The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes… (edition 2007)

by Laurie R. King

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Title:The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Mary Russell Novels)
Authors:Laurie R. King
Info:Picador (2007), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 320 pages
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I first read this mystery back about 2009, so I decided a reread and review was in order. I'm so glad I did.

The mystery itself is interesting, well-written, but what always impresses me with this particular series is the characters and how they relate to one another. The people are believable, the area/background is accurate, the period is well-researched. Definitely recommended, but be sure to read the books in order! ( )
  fuzzi | Aug 13, 2018 |
Mary Russell finds herself reluctantly being dragged away from her classwork after she receives a telegram from Holmes requesting her help in Dartmoor. Holmes has been in Dartmoor visiting an old friend, but got himself drawn into the investigation when a local is killed. The case involves a ghostly carriage that's made out of bones and a spectral hound that is haunting the Moor. Rather unhappily, Mary helps to look for clues on the foggy, cold, and damp Moor. What both Mary and Holmes find are a bunch of supernatural sightings that draw parallels lines between this case and Holmes' most famous cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The author a good job of returning Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous cases, but still make this mystery new and exciting without making feel like you're just rereading the original story. The plot line is very well developed and has lots of twists and turns full of characters that are so well written they seem life like. The way the author describes the Moor you feel like you have been there without ever having to go leaver your house. ( )
  FaytheShattuck | May 23, 2018 |
Mary Russell finds herself reluctantly being dragged away from her classwork after she receives a telegram from Holmes requesting her help in Dartmoor. Holmes has been in Dartmoor visiting an old friend, but got himself drawn into the investigation when a local is killed. The case involves a ghostly carriage that's made out of bones and a spectral hound that is haunting the Moor. Rather unhappily, Mary helps to look for clues on the foggy, cold, and damp Moor. What both Mary and Holmes find are a bunch of supernatural sightings that draw parallels lines between this case and Holmes' most famous cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The author a good job of returning Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous cases, but still make this mystery new and exciting without making feel like you're just rereading the original story. The plot line is very well developed and has lots of twists and turns full of characters that are so well written they seem life like. The way the author describes the Moor you feel like you have been there without ever having to go leaver your house. ( )
  FaytheShattuck | May 23, 2018 |
Honestly? This is a bit boring, what little action there is confined to the last few pages and for the first half to two thirds of the books very little happens. It is not even very clear what it is Russell and Holmes are supposed to be investigating. The use of the iconic Baskerville Hall is underwhelming at best. One of the very weakest of this series and cannot really recommend it. ( )
  simon_carr | Apr 7, 2018 |
Not my favorite in the series. This one revisits "The Hound of the Baskervilles," but didn't manage to interest me as much as I was hoping. There wasn't a lot of action, and much of what happened had Mary and Holmes in different locations, which was annoying. I like it when the two of them do their "detecting" together. The story just wasn't very compelling. ( )
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If Sherlock Holmes had taken a wife -- which happens to be the cheeky premise of the enchanting, if unorthodox, historical mysteries of Laurie R. King -- he could not have chosen better than Mary Russell, an Oxford scholar with brains and humor. . . . Sherlockians have their choice of being amused or affronted by these artful embellishments on the Holmes canon, and few will appreciate the curiously wan characterization of the great detective. But there's no resisting the appeal of King's thrillingly moody scenes of Dartmoor and her lovely evocation of its legends.
 

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"When I obtained a holiday from my books, I mounted my pony and made for the moor." -- A Book of Dartmoor
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For Ruth Cavin, editor extraordinaire, with undying thanks and affection. A blessing on you and your house
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The telegram in my hand read:

RUSSELL NEED YOU IN DEVONSHIRE. IF FREE TAKE EARLIEST TRAIN CORYTON. IF NOT FREE COME ANYWAY. BRING COMPASS.

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Iako se njihov brak temelji na potpunoj i bezuvjetnoj jednakosti, kada Sherlock Holmes počne rješavati jedan od slučajeva upravo na mjestu svoje najslavnije pustolovine, njegova supruga Mary Russell ostavit će po strani svoju akademsku karijeru, izvući se iz oxfordske knjižnice i posvetiti se slučaju s jednakim žarom kao i Holmes. Prema njegovim preciznim uputama i naoružana zemljovidima, Russellova će se zaputiti u Dartmoore, gdje je jedne mjesečinom obasjane noći viđena odavno mrtva plemkinja koja u rukama drži uzde sablasne kočije. No truplo prekriveno ogrebotinama, nevjerica i strah mjesnih stanovnika koje je ostavila iza sebe više su nego stvarni. Istražujući lokalne mitove, legende i tajne folklora, uz čitavu paletu osebujnih starosjedilaca, Holmes i Russellova morat će otkriti kriju li se iza nadnaravnog zločina vrlo prizemni motivi. No koja to tanka, gotovo nevidljiva nit povezuje ekscentričnog američkog milijunaša koji je za svoje boravište odabrao upravo pitoreskni Dartmoor, ježeve koji žive izvan svog prirodnog staništa, psa iz davne legende i stari Holmesov slučaj? U prijevodu Zvijezdane Vlahović-Fujimura i uz sugestivnu ilustraciju Igora Kordeja, Algoritam vam predstavlja četvrtu knjigu višestruko nagrađivane autorice Laurie R. King iz serije o neobičnom detektivskom paru.
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Longtime fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, might think that their favorite sleuth met his fate at the hands of Dr. Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Anyone who believes that, however, obviously hasn't read Laurie R. King's delightful series featuring Holmes and his wife(!), Mary Russell. In The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Holmes succumbs to the Oxford scholar's charms; now, in The Moor, fourth in the series, Holmes and Russell are summoned to Devonshire to solve a tin miner's mysterious death. Lonely Dartmoor provides plenty of opportunities for King to both relate the haunting legends of that part of the world and offer some amusing revisions to one of Holmes's most famous cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Though Holmes purists might resent the liberties taken with their hero, readers in search of a strong female protagonist, some fascinating local history, and spooky ambience will enjoy The Moor.

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Twenty years after he solved the case of the hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes returns to Dartmoor to investigate a murder and another sighting of the hound. On this occasion he is accompanied by his wife, Mary Russell, who narrates.

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