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    • Island of the Mad

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    With Mrs. Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital...better known as Bedlam.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bedlam and the Bright Young Things

    • By Sararara on 19-06-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • For the Sake of the Game

    • Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
    • By: Laurie R. King - editor, Leslie S. Klinger - editor, Peter S. Beagle, and others
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Simon Vance, Derek Perkins, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the Sake of the Game is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times best-selling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, with stories of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms. King and Klinger have a simple formula: Ask some of the world's greatest writers-regardless of genre - to be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. The results are surprising and joyous. 

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Garment of Shadows

    • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin, Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Hevpais on 14-04-15

    Regular price: £23.69

    • To Play the Fool

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Homicide detectives Kate Martinelli and Al Hawkin are investigating the death of a man whose cremated remains are found in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Implicated in the death is Erasmus, a wandering soul and latter-day Shakespearean Fool who Kate doubts is guilty. He will say nothing to point the investigation away from himself, and Kate must not only prove his innocence, she must also nail the real killer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story well narrated

    • By Lindsey on 30-01-15

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Locked Rooms

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1924, San Francisco is booming. The great fire and earthquake of 1906 cleared the ground for a modern city, but the closer she comes to the place she used to call home, the more troubling Mary Russell's dreams become. As Russell and her husband, the great detective Sherlock Holmes, attempt to settle their affairs in the City by the Bay, Mary's past isn't the only thing that catches up with them....

    Regular price: £17.39

    • O Jerusalem

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Coming out of retirement, an aging Sherlock Holmes has traveled to Palestine with his 19-year-old partner, Mary Russell. There, disguised as ragged Bedouins, they embark on a dangerous mission. If they fail, the holy city will surely go up in flames.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, what a lovely...series

    • By Frances Roche on 19-08-15

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    It's 1914, and a bold, young American called Mary Russell is about to experience a rather dynamic change of life. Deep in the rural English countryside, she meets a retired beekeeper by the name of Sherlock Holmes. Although many years have passed since he astonished Watson by solving Scotland Yard's most baffling crimes, The Great Detective is still very much in possession of his excellent faculties. Surprisingly for both of them, he sees Mary's untapped potential for his old line of work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book really well read

    • By Emma S. on 20-03-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • With Child

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when 12-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much fuller story than first realised

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-11-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Bones of Paris

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Paris, 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, his current assignment is a private investigator's dream - he's getting paid to trawl the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a 22-year-old from Boston, whose family have become alarmed at her lack of communication. As Stuyvesant follows Philippa's trail through Paris, he finds that she is known to many of its famous - and infamous - inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company's Sylvia Beach to the surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp and disturbing turn.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth every penny and more

    • By Smask on 02-04-10

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Beekeeping for Beginners

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Award-winning author Laurie R. King writes mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell. In this short story, King explores their very first meeting... Sherlock Holmes is fending off a particularly dark mood as he roams the Sussex Downs, in search of wild bees.

    Regular price: £4.39

    • A Monstrous Regiment of Women

    • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 2
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    While visiting London, Mary Russell comes across a friend from Oxford. The young woman introduces Mary to Margery Childe, charismatic leader of a religious sect involved in the suffrage movement. When several members of the sect's female volunteers are murdered, Mary starts to investigate - but events spiral out of control, and Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced....

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Justice Hall

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    With her debut novel, A Grave Talent, Laurie R. King became the first novelist since Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic. Few authors dare to touch the classic canon of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but in this charming and suspenseful series, Edgar award-winner King succeeds with triumphant originality. Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are now on their sixth thrilling outing together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended to anyone who actually likes series

    • By Hevpais on 21-02-15

    Regular price: £21.73

    • Pirate King

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In England’s silent-film industry, Randolph Fflytte is king. Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte’s movie studio, but nothing seems amiss until the company starts rehearsals in Lisbon. There the 13 blonde-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is bemusedly chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. As movie make-believe becomes true terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may experience a final fade-out.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Moor

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Sherlock Holmes has received a call for help from an old friend. The Reverend Barring-Gould, noted parson and folklorist, wants Holmes to investigate some strange sightings. When Mary Russell realises where their search will take them, however, her blood runs cold. A ghostly coach and giant dog have been glimpsed on Dartmoor - the chilling landscape of the Hound of the Baskervilles.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The God of the Hive

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It began as a problem in one of Holmes' beloved beehives, led to a murderous cult, and ended - or so they'd hoped - with a daring escape from a sacrificial altar. Instead, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath and the limitless resources of those they've thwarted. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police and pursued across the continent by a ruthless enemy with powerful connections. Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive this time apart, maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Mary Russell's War

    • And Other Stories of Suspense
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, John Keating, Robert Ian Mackenzie, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In nine short stories and one brand-new, never-before-heard Sherlock Holmes mystery, Laurie R. King blends her long-running brand of crime fiction with historical treats and narrative sleight of hand, starting with England's declaration of war in 1914. As told in Mary Russell's teenage diaries, the whip-smart girl investigates familial mysteries, tracks German spies through San Francisco and generally delights with her extraordinary mind - until an unimaginable tragedy strikes.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Marriage of Mary Russell

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though she cannot entirely discount the effects of the head injuries they were both suffering at the time, Mary Russell is delighted by Sherlock Holmes’ proposal of marriage. After all, they have become partners in crime, and she has recently come into her inheritance: what remains but to confirm the union with her mentor-turned-partner through a piece of paper? Russell’s pragmatic side tells her to head straight to the registry office - until Holmes surprises her with a sentimental wish to be married in the chapel of his ancestral manor. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Dreaming Spies

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    For years now, readers of the Russell Memoirs have wondered about the tantalizing mentions of Japan. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes had spent three weeks there, between India ( The Game) and San Francisco ( Locked Rooms). The time has finally come, to tell that story. It is 1925, and Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find... a stone. A stone with a name, which they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Hevpais on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Night Work

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail - and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped until a second body turns up - also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar.

    Regular price: £15.69

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