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Island of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
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Published:
New York : Bantam, [2018].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
306 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
Status:
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Description
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
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780804177962, 0804177961

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"Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous few weeks--with a bloody murder, a terrible loss, and startling revelations about Holmes--Russell is feeling a bit unbalanced herself. The last thing she wants is to deal with the mad, and yet, she can't say no. The Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, yet she seemed to be improving--or at least, finding a point of balance in her madness. So why did she disappear? Did she take the family's jewels with her, or did someone else? The Bedlam nurse, perhaps? The trail leads Russell and Holmes through a lunatic asylum's stony halls to the warm Venice lagoon, where ethereal beauty is jarred by Mussolini's Blackshirts, where the gilded Lido set may be tempting a madwoman, and where Cole Porter sits at a piano, playing with ideas.."--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

King, L. R. (2018). Island of the mad: a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. First edition. New York: Bantam.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

King, Laurie R. 2018. Island of the Mad: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. New York: Bantam.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

King, Laurie R, Island of the Mad: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. New York: Bantam, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

King, Laurie R. Island of the Mad: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. First edition. New York: Bantam, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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