Justice Hall (A Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Mystery Book 6) Kindle Edition
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Author of The Moor, The Beekeepers Apprentice, and O Jerusalem, Kingthe 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.
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 brothers death.Not until Holmes and Russell arrive in the village of Arley Holt can they fully understand Marshs 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 Halls expected heir...a puzzle he is convinced only Holmes and Russell can solve.
Its a mystery that begins during the Great War of 1918, when young Gabriel Hughenfort, the late Dukes only son, died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. While Holmes heads to London to uncover the truth of Gabriels 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 Holmess cleverest disguises and Russells 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. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen 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, Califia’s Daughters (written under the pen name Leigh Richards), and Keeping Watch. She lives in Northern California.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- File Size : 1080 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 354 pages
- Publisher : Allison & Busby; UK ed. Edition (20 March 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00HUTVWD8
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- Screen Reader : Supported
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Justice Hall is a very good read. The characterization is excellent, the writing is superb. It's the sort of writing that you re-read because it's so good and expresses so well. The story is part of the continuing saga of events that take place within the months of 1924 and hangs together well.