I signed up at the Seven Percent Solution level in The Baker Street Challenge, so I had to read seven books - that's exactly how many Mary Russell books I hadn't yet read.
I highly recommend these books. If you are a fan of Holmes, you will enjoy them. If you like period mysteries, you will enjoy them. If you like historical fiction, you will LOVE them - King is adept at immersing the reader the time period she's chosen.
Here are the links to all my reviews, along with the main theme, topic or setting of each:
- Monstrous Regiment of Women - women's movement after World War I
- Letter of Mary - archeology and women
- The Moor- fraud and The Hound of the Baskervilles
- Oh, Jerusalem!- colonial control of Palestine
- Justice Hall - World War I battlefront issues and English inheritance law
- The Game - colonialism and espionage in India
- Locked Rooms - the jazz age in San Fransisco
In April, the latest book in the series, The Language of Bees, will be published. And in May Laurie R. King is coming to a library in Baltimore where I'll get to meet her - yeah! I was honored to host her twice on my blog recently (with a guest post and an interview) so I'm really looking forward to meeting her in person.
A big THANK YOU to Bookish Ruth for putting together The Baker Street Challenge. This challenge goes through the end of the year so if you'd like to join there is still plenty of time!