The Resource Island of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King

Island of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King

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Island of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Title
Island of the mad
Title remainder
a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Statement of responsibility
Laurie R. King
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Language
eng
Summary
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous few weeks--with a bloody murder, a terrible loss, and startling revelations about Holmes--Russell is feeling a bit unbalanced herself. The last thing she wants is to deal with the mad, and yet, she can't say no. The Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, yet she seemed to be improving--or at least, finding a point of balance in her madness. So why did she disappear? Did she take the family's jewels with her, or did someone else? The Bedlam nurse, perhaps? The trail leads Russell and Holmes through a lunatic asylum's stony halls to the warm Venice lagoon, where ethereal beauty is jarred by Mussolini's Blackshirts, where the gilded Lido set may be tempting a madwoman, and where Cole Porter sits at a piano, playing with ideas
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When a friend's mentally unstable aunt goes missing along with a cache of jewels, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes follow leads to a 1925 Venice shaped by Mussolini's Blackshirts, the gilded Lido set and the music of Cole Porter
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10657635
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King, Laurie R
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries
Series volume
0015
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  • Russell, Mary
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Women private investigators
  • Missing persons
Target audience
adult
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a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Label
Island of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780749022549
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Island of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9780749022549
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print

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