9780553381719

Justice Hall: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

King, Laurie R.

ISBN 10: 0553381717 / 0-553-38171-7
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door…literally.

It’s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it’s not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est: “Righteousness is my strength.”

A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done…or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer’s perfectly baited trap?

Review:
A lost heir, murder most foul, and the unexpected return of two old friends start Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes--spouses and intellectual equals--on an investigation that takes them from the trenches of World War I France to the heights of English society. In this sixth entry in Laurie King's award-winning series, fans will find the Baker Street sleuth mellowed by age and marriage yet still in possession of his deductive abilities and acerbic wit, and, in Mary Russell, a surprisingly apt companion for the legendary detective.

Justice Hall brings back two colorful characters from earlier in the series: Bedouins Ali and Mahmoud Hazr (now known as Alistair and Marsh), who last appeared in O Jerusalem. At their request, Holmes and Russell take up the trail of the doomed heir to Justice Hall, who has been executed for cowardice in the bloody trenches of France. As the detectives strive to make sense of his death and to locate another heir to the family title, an attempt is made on the life of the man who's soon to be welcomed as the new duke. Holmes and Russell soon realize something sinister is afoot, and that they must untangle a web of deceit to discover which of the many suspects is taking steps to shorten the line of inheritance. Once again, King's satisfying tale stays true to the spirit of Conan Doyle's original stories while extending them into new terrain. --Benjamin Reese

Review

Review:
Dazzling readers and critics alike, Laurie R. King's bestselling mystery series featuring Mary Russell and her partner-in-crime Sherlock Holmes has been described by The New York Times as a ?lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.?

Author of The Moor, The Beekeeper?s Apprentice, and O Jerusalem, King?the first writer since Patricia Cornwell to win the most prized mystery awards in both the United States and England for a debut novel ( A Grave Talent)?brings back Russell and her famous mentor to solve a case that may prove their undoing.

Justice Hall

Just hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving the murky riddle of The Moor, a bloodied but oddly familiar stranger pounds desperately on their front door, pleads for their help, and then collapses. When he recovers, he lays before them the story of the enigmatic Marsh Hughenfort, younger brother of the Duke of Beauville, returned to England upon his brother?s death.Not until Holmes and Russell arrive in the village of Arley Holt can they fully understand Marsh?s dilemma.

For Justice Hall is a home of dizzying beauty and unearthly perfection, set in a garden modeled on Paradise. Russell longs for what it represents: permanence, history, the kind of roots that reach back for centuries. But Holmes senses the burdens echoed in the family motto, Justitia fortitudo mea est. And as Marsh seeks to live by the words, ?Righteousness is my strength,? he is determined to learn the truth about the untimely death of Justice Hall?s expected heir...a puzzle he is convinced only Holmes and Russell can solve.

It?s a mystery that begins during the Great War of 1918, when young Gabriel Hughenfort, the late Duke?s only son, died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. While Holmes heads to London to uncover the truth of Gabriel?s war record, Russell joins an ill-fated shooting party. A missing diary, a purloined bundle of letters, and a trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that will call for Holmes?s cleverest disguises and Russell?s most daring journeys into the unknown...from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot, but can they catch an elusive villain in the act of murder before they become
his next victims?

A brilliant blend of traditional Holmesian myth, startling originality, complex plotting, and unforgettable characters set against a fully realized early-twentieth-century world, Justice Hall will delight readers with a mystery as intelligent as it is engagingly devious.

From the Inside Flap

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Justice Hall: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes: Search Results

1.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: Hawking Books (Lake Arrowhead, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Bantam. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0553381717 A brand-new, unused copy in perfect condition. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0553381717ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.99
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
2.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0553381717

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.74
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
3.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Random House Publishing Group, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780553381719

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.29
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Bantam. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0553381717 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2121103083

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Random House USA Inc, India, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 206 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door.literally. It s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it s not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est: Righteousness is my strength. A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done.or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer s perfectly baited trap?. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780553381719

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 13.82
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
6.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: BargainBookStores (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 205747

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
7.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Random House USA Inc, India, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 206 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door.literally. It s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it s not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est: Righteousness is my strength. A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done.or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer s perfectly baited trap?. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780553381719

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
8.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 4

Book Description: Bantam. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0553381717

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.10
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Random House USA Inc, India, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 206 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door.literally. It s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it s not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est: Righteousness is my strength. A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done.or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer s perfectly baited trap?. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780553381719

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.19
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
10.

King, Laurie R.
ISBN 10: 0553381717
ISBN 13: 9780553381719
Bookseller: Bookhouse COM LLC (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Bantam. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0553381717 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0553381717ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.71
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book