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Garment of Shadows NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Laurie R King s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes comprise one of today s most acclaimed mystery series N

  • Title: Garment of Shadows
  • Author: Laurie R. King
  • ISBN: 9780553807998
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Laurie R King s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today s most acclaimed mystery series Now, in their newest and most thrilling adventure, the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Laurie R King s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today s most acclaimed mystery series Now, in their newest and most thrilling adventure, the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery Who am I She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el Krim who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he s learned, to his horror, has gone missing As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for her self, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it s too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe With the dazzling mix of period detail and contemporary pace that is her hallmark, Laurie R King continues the stunningly suspenseful series that Lee Child called the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today Praise for Garment of Shadows As always, the relationship between Holmes and Russell is utterly understated yet traced with heat and light Booklist starred review A taut tale original and intriguing This tantalizing glimpse into the life and times of a rapidly evolving Arabic society has remarkable resonance for our own uncertain times Publishers Weekly Those new to the series are in for a treat Bookreporter

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    1. I genuinely like this series of memoirs from Sherlock Holmes’s late-life partner and wife, but I shake my head in bafflement over every second or third one. This is a story of amnesia and intrigue in French and Spanish Morocco in the early 1920’s. A lovely sense of place, as usual, but otherwise . . . no. There is a good book here, it’s just that this book only intersects with that one for about twenty pages. The emotional crux of the book lies neither with Holmes nor Russell, and we only [...]

    2. I really enjoyed reading this book, especially since I found the previous book; Pirate King, to be a bit of a letdown. I usually love these books, but Pirate King just didn't work for me. But, this book did, the story was interesting and captivating. Mary Russell wakes up in a room in Morocco with no memory of who she is. There are soldiers pounding on the door and blood on her hands. She is clothed like a man and she discovers while running from the soldiers that she is quite skilled when it co [...]

    3. I started out loving this series. However, when I read Pirate King, I thought it was all over between me and Laurie R King. It's taken me a while to get over my disappointment with that particular offering. However, when I wanted something light to read, I found my way back to her work. Better than Pirate King, but nowhere near as good as earlier books in the series, this installment in the series served its purpose by giving me something reasonably engaging and easy to read. Mary Russell and Sh [...]

    4. Ah, much betterAfter being so sorely disappointed in The Pirate King, I was rather hesitant about reading this one. However, my trepidation was unnecessary--Ms King is back in fine form. Russell and Holmes are up to their necks again in international intrigue and all's right in this reader's world.The plot is an intricate one, involving the Rif Rebellion in Morocco in the early 1920s. I am always happy to learn new (to me)bits of history, so I loved all the background info. The local politics ha [...]

    5. I am a die-hard Laurie R King fan and have been since I read her first book not long after it was published. I can't think of another author who has written as many different kinds of protagonists and set stories in as many different kinds of settings as she has, or who has crossed genre lines as successfully. Her sense of place is always a joy to experience, her research impeccable, and her prose extraordinary. While those elements are present in this latest installment of her Mary Russell seri [...]

    6. I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed in this book. I'm not sure if I am reading a travelogue or an exposition on the early 20th century political history of Morocco. While I appreciate some history, several pages of exposition regarding the Rif Revolt, M. Lyautey, and the Abd el-Krims were superfluous. And the descriptionss, she has amnesia and yes, she is trying to decipher clues to her identity, but do we really need several pages of descriptions of the various alleys and shops in Moro [...]

    7. loved this entry in the Mary Russell series. What a fantastic, well-crafted beginning, and the rest of the story unfolds beautifully.

    8. Laurie King has made her literary stock and trade from the imagined relationship between a “retired” Sherlock Holmes and a young apprentice/partner, Mary Russell. To say “stock and trade” is not to denigrate only to acknowledge that according to , this is #12 in her series. Though King builds on what we have been given by Arthur Conan Doyle as the consummate detective, King does not ape his style, though she is careful to keep the general personalities of Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, [...]

    9. The first thing I thought when I pulled the book out of the shipping box was, "It's so thin!" After reading the book I came to the conclusion that I would have waited longer for more story. It's a good book. All of Laurie R King's books are good. The Russell/Holmes series is probably my favorite. I've read all the books in the series multiple times. That being said, I think this book is my least favorite. It's good, not great. Some aspects of the story feel a bit stale, as they have been done be [...]

    10. 3.5 stars, actually. I was lucky enough to recieve an advanced reader's copy of Garment of Shadows and devoured it in about 3 days! Sowithout further ado, here is my review(I swear, I didn't mean to make that rhyme)As for the storyline itself, without giving too much away, Mary Russell has amnesia. You might think you know amnesia stories, but think again. She wakes up in Morroco, unsure if she's killed someone,covered in blood. Holmes himself doesn't pop in until around page 36 or so I can imag [...]

    11. Eh. Not a bad book by any means, but without a doubt my least favourite in the series. I just had a really hard time getting into it. Too much exposition, too much background - all of it necessary for the plot, and perhaps if the book had been twice as long, with something else actually happening rather than just a lot of talking about the political situation in Morocco in the early 1920s, I wouldn't have minded.I mean, the politics & history lesson was interesting, but I'd have read a non-f [...]

    12. This book has a beautiful cover. It had a very slow beginning and as I started coming up on the middle of the book, I couldn't take anymore. It has a lot of history of Morocco and background and such. It is a very atmospheric book but I just couldn't hang on anymore. Not for me, but I think there are a lot of history buff people who will like this book

    13. Garment of Shadows: Mary Russel and Sherlock Holmes # 12 - Keep them coming, Mrs. King! *5 Stars**The Gush* Note: Spoilers are only for previous books in the series and parts of the story mentioned in the book description. Wow. What a ride and what a trip. I'm still checking my clothes for hints of spice, sand, and sweat. Once again, Laurie R. King has done a beautiful job of transporting the reader to another place and another time. I feel like you need a passport for this series or something. [...]

    14. This proved a Mary Russell novel of top caliber. The author challenges the reader to follow a very complicated trail entwining history, greed, the struggles of colonial powers, corruption, and the consciences of her protagonists--in this case all four of them! Apart from the mystery, the period and setting are particularly challenging--the contenders being Spain, France, England, Germany and three native factions. Balancing them all within the narrative of her (intrigue-minded) characters kept m [...]

    15. Mary Russell, the investigator and young wife of Sherlock Holmes, awakens with a concussion and amnesia. She reacts instinctively to avoid capture by a group of soldiers, and wonders how she acquired the knowledge needed to escape. She soon realizes she is in Morocco and her memory comes back in bits and pieces. After Holmes is reunited with her, they become involved in some international intrigue during the 1920s Moroccan independence movement.Before starting the book, it was helpful to have re [...]

    16. I have enjoyed all of Laurie R King's Mary Russell series, especially the toungue-in-cheek Pirate King. This novel, however, is not one of my favorites. Mary wakes with amnesia (a convention I still find pretty trite) and wanders around Fez, Morocco looking for clues to her identity. Two comrades from other books, Mahmoud and Ali, are involved with political upheaval in the country centering around two opposing factions,as well as the Spanish and the French. One positive was that I did learn som [...]

    17. This latest Russell/Holmes novel of suspense came out in September, 2012. It's a tale of adventure with a focus on a small cast and the complicated political situation in Morocco in 1924.I really liked PIRATE KING and I loved GOD OF THE HIVE. But PIRA was just for fun and GOTH was incredibly complex, as well as beautifully executed. This is more vintage Russell, with the initially odd device that Russell has no idea who she is or why she's there. I couldn't help thinking, as Laurie has said some [...]

    18. Premise: The suave, older Sherlock Holmes finds and marries his proto-feminist intellectual and daring female equal. Sounds dreadfully contrived. Until the last two books, it's been beautifully conceived, plotted, written. The characters are utterly alive.While the writing in the last 2 entries - "The Pirate King" and "Garment of Shadows" - holds up, the plotting does not, I am very sorry to report. Gave up on both volumes. Too little time; too much to read. But I totally recommend the earlier v [...]

    19. I'm very fond of the author's Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, but this one is a miss. Not enough Russell and Holmes together, too much background historyt enough plot, too much detail. Looking forward to this duo heading back to England together.

    20. Probably four and a half stars - but I'm happy to round up for Holmes and Russell.Bless Netgalley's buttons, persistence paid off and I finally got approved. If only it hadn't taken me so long to get this review written par for the course, lately. The story is well set up, with an economy and elegance that should make lesser series writers weep. It is not long after Pirate King. Holmes doesn't know where Russell is. Russell doesn't know where Russell is, nor whom for the matter of that. The skil [...]

    21. I love the idea of this series and really liked the first book, so when I saw this one as a cheap audiobook I snapped it up. But frankly, parts of it were really tedious. There is a LOT of background/history of Morocco and international politics of the period, replete with unfamiliar names and geographic regions. I'm a visual learner, so listening to these history lessons was pretty futile; it took me a long time to keep the rebellion leaders straight. (As a side note, I don't think the machinat [...]

    22. I wanted to like this book. I wanted to erase the bad memories of the last few books in this series and get back to something good and for a while it looked like that might happen. And then it didn't at least not very much. There were so many problems with this book: overly long history lessons, resolving potentially interesting (although over-used) amnesia too quickly and the ending. After 200+ pages of build up the resolution felt like it happened in about 1.5 pages. I had to read it twice jus [...]

    23. Amnesia plots always seem like they are just there for convenience -- in this one, Russell remembers just enough, and senses trust for just the right people, and gets her memories back at just the right times, etc, etc, that the whole thing seems like bad plotting. And the book appeared to be a way to give us a Lesson on the Evils of Colonialism Though Some Colonialists Are Good, with bonus Isn't The History Of Morocco Neat? (It is, actually.)Some old friends come back -- Mahmoud and Ali, of cou [...]

    24. These books featuring Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes just fly by way too fast! The readers for the audio version are excellent, so I always try to listen on my days off work, as once it's started, I just don't want to stop until the end.Russell was to meet Holmes in Fez (Morocco) after finishing up her work with the filming company, but when he arrives at the appointed place and time, she is not there. He subsequently learns that Mary went off into the desert holding the hand of a [...]

    25. I liked this story, overall, and it was a good edition in the series, though it's not my favorite. It's not my least favorite, either, though, so there's that.I was a bit leery in the beginning with the whole amnesia thing, but it was one way to make a mystery of events which had involved Mary and which she then was forced to have to try to remember/investigate.I loved Holmes' in this story, but, then, I often do. I was glad that we actually got to see Holmes' activities while he was away from R [...]

    26. I started reading Laurie R. King’s Garment of Shadows the day it came out, and I think I should begin by saying that it has absolutely killed me, not having time to finish it until now. Cliffhanger chapters are one thing when you know you can pick the book up again in an hour or so. Waiting days between readings is torture.I truly have nothing but praise for this installment of the Mary Russell series. The last several books have gotten very dark, and the last, Pirate King, felt like an overre [...]

    27. This author and these books represent one of the most hit-and-miss series I can think of; the first book in the whole long saga is one of my favorite works of fiction ever, and many of the others are delightful and I re-read them often. The last one-- the one that came out before this one-- was, I hate to say, real dreck. The plot was minimal; there was no sense of urgency or danger in the mystery; there were loose threads left more or less unexplained or ignoredI despaired that the series had s [...]

    28. I'm a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. Any pastiche I can get my hands on to keep the adventures of Sherlock going I will get. I had high hopes for this series, but after reading this book I am finished. I read the first book in this series, The Beekeeper's Apprentice and it was pretty good but not the best Sherlock story. This book I was fortunate enough to win in a giveaway, and where it is book twelve in the series they can usually be read as an individual story from what I have read. This book op [...]

    29. Garment of Shadows begins with our intrepid heroine, Mary Russell escaping from her room in an unknown place with injuries from an unknown fight, because she has amnesia. What follows is a scarey ( for me, anyway), series of events as she wanders about trying to figure out who she is and what happened to her. She uncovers some unusual skills and reaches some amusing conclusions about herself. It probably isn't revealing too much to add that one of the most enjoyable scenes in the book is when Ma [...]

    30. I decided to skip The Pirate King based on negative reviews I saw on , and move on to this book instead. Thankfully, Garment of Shadows is back to vintage Russell and Holmes. I quite enjoyed it. It is set in Morocco and features the reappearance of the Hazr brothers, Ali and Mahmoud. Their part in this book inspired me to go back and reread O, Jerusalem, as well. Both books are such good mysteries with characters who have real depth. The evolution of Mahmoud and Ali is quite interesting and a li [...]

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