by Laurie R. King
I LOVE the way King pulls so much history into the Mary Russell mysteries - it is almost like reading historical fiction!
Ok, so ... this is the 6th book in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. This particular book deals with English inheritance law, World War I trench warfare and battlefield (in)justice, and it also brings back two characters from the 5th book, O JERUSALEM.
As with most of the other books in this series, the case doesn't really begin to develop until the 2nd half of the book (but of course, that is how things go in real life - you often don't know exactly what it is your are looking into and then suddenly things begin coming together*). The middle of the book is where it got REALLY interesting for me - I couldn't put it down and read until way too late at night.
Need I say that I really enjoyed this book? I've already started on the next book in the series - can't wait to see what happens next!
*** Other posts so far in my Month of Joyful Reading ***
- what it is
- author interview: Laurie R. King
- Book 1: The Beekeeper's Apprentice
- Book 2: A Monstrous Regiment of Women
- Book 3: A Letter of Mary
- Book 4: The Moor
- Book 5: O Jerusalem
- guest post: Laurie R. King
- and there are more reviews to come!
*As I wrote this I realized that Laurie's books reflect her writing process very clearly. You can read about how she writes here - then tell me you don't see a correlation.