Mary Russell Novels #6
On Sale: February 1, 2003
Featuring: Sherlock Holmes; Mary Russell
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Mystery Woman Sleuth
"Just hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving
the murky riddle of The Moor, a bloodied but oddly
familiar stranger pounds desperately on their front door,
pleads for their help, and then collapses. When he
recovers, he lays before them the story of the enigmatic
Marsh Hughenfort, younger brother of the Duke of
Beauville, returned to England upon his brother's
death." "Not until Holmes and Russell arrive in the
village of Arley Holt can they fully understand Marsh's
dilemma. For Justice Hall is a home of dizzying beauty and
unearthly perfection, set in a garden modeled on Paradise.
Russell longs for what it represents: permanence, history,
the kind of roots that reach back for centuries. But
Holmes senses the burdens echoed in the family motto,
Justitia fortitudo mea est. And as Marsh seeks to live by
the words, "Righteousness is my strength," he is
determined to learn the truth about the untimely death of
Justice Hall's expected heir ... a puzzle he is convinced
only Holmes and Russell can solve." It's a mystery that
begins during the Great War of 1918, when young Gabriel
Hughenfort, the late Duke's only son, died amidst
scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since.
While Holmes heads to London to uncover the truth of
Gabriel's war record, Russell joins an ill-fated shooting
party. A missing diary, a purloined bundle of letters, and
a trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that will call
for Holmes's cleverest disguises and Russell's most daring
journeys into the unknown ... from an English hamlet to
the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World.
The trap is set, the game is afoot, but can they catch an
elusive villain in the act of murder before they become
his next victims?
Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes
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