Justice Hall

4.2 avg rating
( 10,514 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780553111132: Justice Hall

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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

From the Back Cover:

Praise for Laurie R. King's Mary Russell Novels

"With great verve and imagination KING has extended Sherlock’s career, pairing him with the superb Mary Russell."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The great marvel of King's series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”
The Washington Post Book World

O JERUSALEM

“[King has] stepped onto the sacred literary preserve of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, poached Holmes, and brilliantly brought him to life again....O Jerusalem is a standout.”
The Washington Post Book World

“King’s considerable talent makes history virtually leap off the page.Readers can’t lose.”
Booklist

THE MOOR

“There’s no resisting the appeal of King’s thrillingly moody scenes of Dartmoor and her lovely evocations of its legends.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Erudite, fascinating by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”
Houston Chronicle

A LETTER OF MARY

“A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.”
The New York Times Book Review

“An intellectual puzzler, full of bright red herrings and dazzling asides.”
Chicago Tribune

A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN

“As audacious as it is entertaining and moving.”
Chicago Tribune

“King has a gift for the rich, decisive detail and the narrative crispness that distinguished Conan Doyle’s writing.”
The Washington Post Book World

THE BEEKEEPER’S APPRENTICE

“Rousing...riveting...suspenseful.”
Chicago Sun-Times

Worthy and welcome, with the power to charm the most grizzled Baker Street Irregular.”
Daily News, New York

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Laurie R. King
Published by Bantam (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553111132 ISBN 13: 9780553111132
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0553111132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Laurie R. King
Published by Bantam (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553111132 ISBN 13: 9780553111132
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0553111132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

King, Laurie R.
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553111132 ISBN 13: 9780553111132
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0553111132 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # XM-0553111132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

King, Laurie R.
Published by Bantam (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553111132 ISBN 13: 9780553111132
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110553111132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

King, Laurie R.
Published by Bantam (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553111132 ISBN 13: 9780553111132
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0553111132

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

King, Laurie R.
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553111132 ISBN 13: 9780553111132
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Diafan Media
(Geneva, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0553111132 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK2P185603

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

King, Laurie R.
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553111132 ISBN 13: 9780553111132
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0553111132 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0219392

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds