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The Moor

King, Laurie R.

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ISBN 10: 0312169345 / ISBN 13: 9780312169343
Published by St Martin's Press, New York, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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a beautiful copy of the fourth mary russell mystery. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 012078

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Title: The Moor

Publisher: St Martin's Press, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Married sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell revisit the scene of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles to uncover the source of a centuries-old family curse, at the center of which is Dartmoor, a great Devonshire moor. Mystery Guild Feat Alt. BAKER & TAYLOR

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Longtime fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, might think that their favorite sleuth met his fate at the hands of Dr. Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Anyone who believes that, however, obviously hasn't read Laurie R. King's delightful series featuring Holmes and his wife(!), Mary Russell. In The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Holmes succumbs to the Oxford scholar's charms; now, in The Moor, fourth in the series, Holmes and Russell are summoned to Devonshire to solve a tin miner's mysterious death. Lonely Dartmoor provides plenty of opportunities for King to both relate the haunting legends of that part of the world and offer some amusing revisions to one of Holmes's most famous cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Though Holmes purists might resent the liberties taken with their hero, readers in search of a strong female protagonist, some fascinating local history, and spooky ambience will enjoy The Moor.

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