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Mary Russell's War and Other Stories of Suspense

by Laurie R. King

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Series: Mary Russell (short stories)

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Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell’s War and Other Stories of Suspense collects ten short stories of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, with one previously unpublished. The stories appear roughly in the order they occur chronologically within the Mary Russell series with the first, “Mary’s Christmas,” telling a story of her childhood while the antepenultimate, “My Story, or The Case of the Ravening Sherlockians,” and the penultimate, “A Case in Correspondence,” take place shortly after the publication of King’s first books in the series, exploring how the series’ publication impacts the Russell and Holmes as real people in 1992. The three longest stories, “Mary Russell’s War,” “Beekeeping for Beginners,” and “The Marriage of Mary Russell,” offer the most in-depth character studies. The titular story explores Mary’s late adolescence and desire to contribute to the war effort in 1911 after a family tragedy. “Beekeeping for Beginners” offers an alternate take on Mary and Holmes’ initial meeting, as previously chronicled in The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, though this time from Holmes’ perspective. “The Marriage of Mary Russell,” taking place between the second and third novels, A Monstrous Regiment of Women and A Letter of Mary, and helps to further situate Mary Russell within Sherlockiana while offering a heartwarming character study. Finally, while King previously published most of these stories, “Stately Holmes,” the final story in this volume, appears for the first time here. Barbara Peters, owner of the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Arizona, prompted King to write it recalling the simple glad-hearted entertainment of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Mazarin Stone.” The overall effect of Mary Russell’s War and Other Stories of Suspense is sure to delight fans of the series, though newcomers will want to familiarize themselves with at least a few of the other books first. ( )
  DarthDeverell | Mar 23, 2019 |
Fab! It was great fun to read (and listen) through this collection of short stories. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Mar 8, 2019 |
Fab! It was great fun to read (and listen) through this collection of short stories. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Mar 8, 2019 |
Fab! It was great fun to read (and listen) through this collection of short stories. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Mar 8, 2019 |
Fab! It was great fun to read (and listen) through this collection of short stories. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Mar 8, 2019 |
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King, Laurie R.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klinger, Leslie S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mackenzie, Robert IanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sterlin, JennyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 146420733X, Paperback)

A dynamic short story collection that illuminates many hidden corners of the beloved, best-selling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series.

Since the first book-length "memoir" appeared in 1994, the partnership of young Mary Russell and her more famous partner, Sherlock Holmes, has excited a community of readers, young and old.

With this collection, nine previously published short stories and one never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery are brought together for the first time. Following an "Appreciation" by noted Sherlockian Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King blends vivid historical settings with narrative sleight-of-hand, from a novella composed of Mary Russell's teenage diaries to the story of how, in her nineties, Miss Russell came to send her Memoirs to Laurie R. King, and from Mrs. Hudson's own investigation to a tale of young Russell's beloved Uncle Jake-and, a Christmas investigation by Sherlock Holmes and his very young assistant.

Mary's Christmas
Mary Russell's War
Beekeeping for Beginners
Mrs Hudson's Case
The Marriage of Mary Russell
Birth of a Green Man
A Venomous Death
My Story
A Case in Correspondence
Stately Holmes

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"A dynamic short story collection that illuminates many hidden corners of the beloved, best-selling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. Since the first book-length "memoir" appeared in 1994, famous partner, Sherlock Holmes, has excited a community of readers, young and old. With this collection, nine previously published short stories and one never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery are brought together for the first time.."--Page 4 of cover.… (more)

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