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Island of the Mad

(2018)
(Book 15 in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series)
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June, 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are enjoying a much-needed quiet summer evening in their home on the Sussex Downs. However, Russell soon receives a desperate telephone call from an old friend. Veronica's aunt, Lady Vivian Beaconsfield, has disappeared following a supervised outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital. With Russell herself feeling less than balanced, the last thing she wants to deal with is the mad; however, she agrees to investigate.

Lady Vivian had spent most of her adult life in and out of one asylum or another, and seemed at last to be adjusting to confinement at Bedlam. So why did she disappear? And why is there no trace of the nurse who accompanied her?

In their search for the missing women, Russell and Holmes follow the trail from the cold, harsh wards of the hospital through to the ethereal beauty of Venice. Caught up in decadent soirees, the rising tide of fascism and the myth of a haunted madhouse, the pair will discover that there are secrets hidden in the
lagoon - and that every Venetian wears a mask...

Praise for Laurie R. King:

'A master storyteller' Michael Connelly

'A triumph of plotting. Devoted readers . . . are in for a treat' Booklist

'Not only a high point in King's long-running series, but a compelling demonstration of the ways inventive writers can continue to breathe new life into the Holmes-ian mythology' Kirkus Reviews

'As dry, sparkling and delightful as good champagne' Washington Times

Genre: Historical Mystery

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June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Island of the Mad: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell Novel)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 1-4328-5184-5 / 978-1-4328-5184-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Island of the Mad (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7490-2254-X / 978-0-7490-2254-9 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-8041-7796-1 / 978-0-8041-7796-2 (USA edition)
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Island of the Mad (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes)
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ISBN: 0-7490-2264-7 / 978-0-7490-2264-8 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Island of the Mad (A Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Mystery Book 15)
Author(s): Laurie R King
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June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA