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Paperback 2019-01-24 352
Library Binding (Large Print) 2018-07-03 $34.99 499
Kindle Edition 2018-06-12 320
Hardcover (First Edition) 2018-06-12 $28.00 320
Hardcover 2018-06-12
Audible Audiobook 2018-06-12 $27.99

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Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Cover art: Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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Published by on 2018-06-12
Hardcover: $28.00
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Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are back in Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling series—“the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today” (Lee Child).

With Mrs. Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt.

Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital . . . better known as Bedlam.

Russell wants nothing to do with the case—but she can’t say no. And at least it will get her away from the challenges of housework and back to the familiar business of investigation. To track down the vanished woman, she brings to the fore her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge—and of course enlists her husband’s legendary prowess. Together, Russell and Holmes travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the winding canals and sun-drenched Lido cabarets of Venice—only to find the foreboding shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege.

Praise for Island of the Mad

“Superb . . . shocking . . . Come for the mystery, stay for the sightseeing, the gibes at fascism, and the heroine’s climactic masquerade as silent film star Harold Lloyd.” Kirkus Reviews
 
“[Laurie R.] King’s storytelling is always a pleasure, full of lush details and clever twists. Cole Porter, who is an integral part of the book’s LGBTQ story line, adds an unexpected and welcome star turn.” Booklist
 
“Well-plotted . . . This ranks as one of the better recent installments in this popular series.” Publishers Weekly
(Hardcover (First Edition), 2018-06-12)


ASIN: 0804177961
ISBN: 9780804177962
EAN: 9780804177962

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Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, seek a friend’s missing relative in the most unlikely places.

Precious little for Sherlock Holmes to do, and not much more for his wife, not even in the way of King’s trademark dialogue between the two. Come for the mystery, stay for the sightseeing, the gibes at fascism, and the heroine’s climactic masquerade as silent film star Harold Lloyd.

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