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Locked Rooms
Locked Rooms: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes | Laurie R. King
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Laurie R. King's The God of the Hive and Pirate King. En route to San Francisco to settle her familys estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreamsand 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 hasnt forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parents 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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Gnora
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It's a really hard sell to say the 8th book in a series that has been ongoing for over a decade at that point is a game-changer, but OH BOY IS IT EVER. This installment of the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mysteries is the best I've read so far and it's going to take me ages to get over it. I cannot express how much I loved this novel, but here we are. 110% recommend to anyone.

#sherlock #mystery #librarybook #series #bestof2019

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StephanieMarie
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This is probably one of my favourites from the Mary Russell series, it was so great to see more of Mary's past. Luna looks a little shocked maybe mysteries are not her genre 😹

Since Sherlock Holmes plays violin I'm counting this as my book featuring a musician for #booked2019

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Not sure how I missed this post!! Hmmmm.... Sherlock Holmes, musician 🧐why not!?!??! 😂😂 9mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen my thoughts exactly 😂 although I'm now reading a book with multiple musician characters that might fit a bit better 9mo
Cinfhen That happens for me too...it‘s all fun...as long as we‘re reading and enjoying it doesn‘t really matter 9mo
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StephanieMarie
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We're having a snuggle 😻 #catsoflitsy

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KimHM
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One has to ask, why is it always April? Found this photo in an Atlas Obscura story about a batch of San Francisco earthquake photos going up for auction. No book has ever given me as enduring a sense of that disaster as King‘s mystery novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/photographs-san-francisco-earthquake

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ElenaBaer
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I love when this author throws in some relevant historical figures. One of the last books had Lawrence of Arabia and this one has Dashiell Hammett!

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ElenaBaer
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So Locked Rooms is the next book in the series, book 8 and on page 4 they mention “the events that happen in Japan.” Those events are told in Dreaming Spies, book 14.
What do you do ? Wait and read in order ???????

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thebacklistbook
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Russell and Holmes are great together.

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KimHM
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No matter how many shelves I get . . .