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Pirate King

(2011)
(Book 11 in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series)
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In this latest adventure featuring the intrepid Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King takes readers into the frenetic world of silent films - where the pirates are real and the shooting isn't all done with cameras.

In England's young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. Nevertheless, at the request of Scotland Yard, Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate rumors of criminal activities that swirl around Fflytte's popular movie studio. So Russell is traveling undercover to Portugal, along with the film crew that is gearing up to shoot a cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King. Based on Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, the project will either set the standard for moviemaking for a generation . . . or sink a boatload of careers.

Nothing seems amiss until the enormous company starts rehearsals in Lisbon, where the thirteen blond-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is bemusedly chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. But when the crew embarks for Morocco and the actual filming, Russell feels a building storm of trouble: a derelict boat, a film crew with secrets, ominous currents between the pirates, decks awash with budding romance - and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering only to their dangerous outlaw leader. Plus, there's a spy on board. Where can Sherlock Holmes be? As movie make-believe becomes true terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may experience a final fadeout.

Pirate King is a Laurie King treasure chest - thrilling, intelligent, romantic, a swiftly unreeling masterpiece of suspense.

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: Pirate King
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7505-3778-7 / 978-0-7505-3778-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 1-4104-4111-3 / 978-1-4104-4111-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pirate King (Mary Russell Mystery 11)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7490-4091-2 / 978-0-7490-4091-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pirate King: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Russell & Holmes, Book 11)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-553-80798-6 / 978-0-553-80798-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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September 2011 : USA Hardback

Title: Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-553-90754-9 / 978-0-553-90754-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pirate King (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-7490-4068-8 / 978-0-7490-4068-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pirate King (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes)
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 0-553-38675-1 / 978-0-553-38675-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pirate King
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pirate King
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pirate King
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Lamplight Audiobooks
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November 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Pirate King
Author(s): Laurie R King
ISBN: 1-5100-1848-4 / 978-1-5100-1848-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pirate King: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pirate King (A Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Mystery Book 11)
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners): A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author(s): Laurie R King
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA