Laurie R. King’s NY Times bestselling Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense. Russell and Holmes have become one of modern literature’s most beloved teams. But does this 10th book in the long-running series end it all?!
Where's Mary Russell? No one knows, but the carpet at 221B Baker Street is soaked with blood and the grim clues point directly to the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Clara Hudson….Or rather Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street. To uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must push deep into his housekeeper’s secrets—to a time before her disguise was assumed, before her crimes were buried away. There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed….And nothing will ever be the same.
“The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind, as well as his heart.”
—The Washington Post Book World
Audience Q&A, Door Prize drawings and book signing follow on-stage conversation.