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The Game

(2004)
(The seventh book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series)
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Laurie R. King's bestselling mystery series featuring Mary Russell and her husband and partner, Sherlock Holmes, is beloved by readers and acclaimed by critics the world over. Now the illustrious duo returns for their most dangerous exploit yet, in a rich and atmospheric tale that takes them to India to save the life of one of literature's most fabled heroes.

It's the second day of the new year, 1924, and Mary Russell is settling in for a much-needed rest with her husband, Sherlock Holmes. But the fragile peace will be fleeting - for a visit with Holmes's gravely ill brother, Mycroft, brings news of an intrigue that is sure to halt their respite. Mycroft, who has ties to the highest levels of the government, has just received a strange package. The oilskin-wrapped packet contains the papers of a missing English spy named Kimball O'Hara - indeed, the same Kimball who served as the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's famed Kim.
An orphaned English boy turned loose in India, Kim long used his cunning to spy for the Crown. But after inexplicably withdrawing from the "Great Game" of border espionage, he's gone missing and is feared taken hostage - or even killed.

When Russell learns of Holmes's own secret friendship with Kim some thirty years before, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But even before they arrive, danger will show its face in everything from a suspicious passenger on board their steamer to an "accident" that very nearly claims their lives. Once in India, Russell and Holmes must travel incognito - no small task for the English lady and her lanky companion. But after a twist of fateforces the couple to part ways, Russell learns that in this faraway place it's often impossible to tell friend from foe - and that some games must be played out until their deadly end.

Showcasing King's masterful plotting and skill at making history leap from the page, The Game brings alive an India fraught with unrest and poised for change - and an unpredictable mystery with brilliance and character to match.

Laurie R. King became the first novelist since Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic with the publication of her debut thriller, A Grave Talent. She is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, seven Mary Russell mysteries, and the bestselling novels A Darker Place and Folly. She lives in northern California.

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Game (Mary Russell Novel)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 1-4352-9205-7 / 978-1-4352-9205-5 (USA edition)
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December 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Game (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7540-7979-1 / 978-0-7540-7979-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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May 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Game: A Mary Russell Novel
Author(s): Laurie King
ISBN: 0-7862-6161-7 / 978-0-7862-6161-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Game
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-553-80194-5 / 978-0-553-80194-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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March 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: The Game
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7490-0643-9 / 978-0-7490-0643-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Game (Mary Russell Mystery)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7490-0678-1 / 978-0-7490-0678-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Game (Mary Russell Mystery 7)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7490-0858-X / 978-0-7490-0858-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Game: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-553-38637-9 / 978-0-553-38637-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Game (Mary Russell Mystery)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7490-8384-0 / 978-0-553-58338-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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March 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Game: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Mary Russell Novels)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-553-58338-7 / 978-0-553-58338-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

December 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Game
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Game
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Game
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Game: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Game (Mary Russell Novels)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 1-4025-7274-3 / 978-1-4025-7492-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2004 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Game: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Mystery Book 7)
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Bantam
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