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Summary

Mary Russell, assistant and protégée of the great Sherlock Holmes, finds herself and her partner once more mired in mystery. When Mary is given a scrap of papyrus by an old archaeologist friend, she has no inkling of what it contains. Written in Greek, it could be a letter from a previously unknown apostle - who just happens to be female. However, the situation moves from being curiously exciting to chillingly perilous as the archaeologist is murdered and Mary and Sherlock's home is ransacked. Given the possible implications of the fragment, the list of suspects and motives seems endless.

©1996 Laurie R King (P)1996 Recorded Books LLC

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Felt abridged

I kept feeling like I had missed something while listening to this book. Also, the narrator was very dry.

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A blip in the series!

After thoroughly enjoying the first 2 books I found this a real drop in quality. The first half was good although I didn't like the idea of a supposed Mary Magdalene letter. I wish people would leave Mary alone, she is much loved but was not one of the Apostles! If you want to listen to a good book on the Bible then try Bill Creasy.

Rather than the second half bursting into life it dragged on and was rather dull. Also, I was disappointed with the feminist thing coming up again and again in various ways - we get the point by now. Laurie is a really good writer and '2 out of 3 ain't bad'.

So, a bit of a disappointment but I'm confident there will be good stories to come - so I'm returning this and moving on to Book 4: 'The Moor'.