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
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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

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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.

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Book Description: Bantam. 1 Paperback(s), 2009. soft. Book Condition: New. Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another pounds on their front door with a bloodied fist, in this sixth entry in the inventive and highly regarded series by Edgar, Macavity, and John Creasy Dagger Award winner Laurie King. In 1920s England, the great detective and his protégé—now wife—Mary set out to resolve a murderous scandal involving an aristocratic family, an opulent hall, and an heir executed for cowardice in the Great War—or was it a murder, perpetrated by a would-be inheritor?"Sherlock Holmes has been much used and even more often abused by the many writers who have adopted and adapted him for their own purposes. What a delight then to find an author able to make profound changes while hewing so closely to the spirit of the original. With great verve and imagination King has extended Sherlock's career, pairing him with the superb Mary Russell. From the opening knock on their door by a wounded visitor to the satisfying denouement, King has again crafted a sterling story. Two characters from a previous adventure (O Jerusalem), Ali Hazr and his brother, Mahmoud, have problems that require an understanding of British aristocracy and the unraveling of the story behind a British soldier's execution. King employs the English manor house to good effect, including the changes wrought by WWI, and seamlessly incorporates as background the horrific wartime executions of numerous British soldiers for desertion or cowardice. King comes close to matching the fine intelligence and wit that informed Doyle's original adventures, providing irresistible entertainment."—Publishers Weekly"Pages of exquisite description of British stately homes, and what went on in them, propel rather than slow the tale; the accretion of detail mesmerizes. Holmes is offstage for much of the utterly preposterous plot, while Mary is at the center, studying the death by firing squad of a very young soldier in the Great War. Mycroft Holmes provides necessary access to some of the harshest of truths about World War I."—Booklist 333. Bookseller Inventory # 33784

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