Locked Rooms: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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En route to San Francisco to settle her family’s estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams—and even more troubling behavior. In 1906, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived elsewhere at the time. But Holmes knows better.

Soon it is clear that whatever unpleasantness Mary wanted to forget hasn’t forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent’s marriage and the tragic “accident” that Mary alone survived. What Russell discovers is that even a forgotten past never dies . . . and it can kill again.

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Laurie R. King became the first novelist since Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic with the publication of her debut thriller, A Grave Talent. She is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the award-winning Mary Russell series, and the bestselling novels A Darker Place , Folly , and Keeping Watch. She lives in northern California. Bantam will publish her next Russell and Holmes mystery in 2010.

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Laurie R. King is the  New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels  Touchstone and  The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed  A Darker Place, Folly, and  Keeping Watch. She lives in Northern California.

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Book Description Bantam. 1 Paperback(s), 2005. soft. Book Condition: New. En route to San Francisco to settle her family's estate, accompanied by her husband Sherlock Holmes, Mary Russell falls prey to troubling dreams—and even more troubling behavior—in this eighth outing for the duo, following The Game. Two decades earlier, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by the catastrophic 1906 earthquake; for years Mary has insisted she lived elsewhere at the time, though Holmes knows better, and it soon becomes clear that whatever unpleasantness Mary wanted to forget hasn't forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths lead Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of her family and the tragic "accident" that orphaned Mary. Edgar, Nero, Macavity, and CWA Dagger Award winner Laurie King here continues her superb detective series, pairing Holmes in his 60s with the brilliant young Mary Russell, a gifted linguist, scholar of theology, and ardent feminist who begins as his protégé and later becomes his wife."King makes full use of her considerable skills at probing the dark of the human psyche in this utterly mesmerizing tale. On board ship from India and Japan, where the duo's last adventure took place, Mary begins to have three disturbing and evocative dreams: objects flying, a man without a face, and locked rooms. She remembers almost nothing of her childhood except the car crash that killed her parents and her little brother. But in San Francisco, she remembers that she was there, with her family, during the 1906 earthquake. In alternating sections, told in first person for Mary and third for Holmes, the unraveling of long-buried and terrifying memories also unwinds a skein of wonderful historical texture: the place of Chinese immigrants and the use of feng shui; the nightlife of a city during the age of jazz, Prohibition, and flappers; and the presence of Dash Hammett, who plays a fascinating role as a very different sort of Irregular. A highlight in an altogether outstanding series."—Booklist (starred review) 417. Bookseller Inventory # 70271

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