Friday Reads: Dreaming Spies, by Laurie R. King

bookDreamingSpiesDreaming Spies, by Laurie R. King, is the 13th novel in the popular detective series featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.  Sherlock Holmes is such an iconic character that he has survived many different authors and interpreters.  The Sherlock Holmes of these books, seen through Russell’s eyes, is a mellower character than the one described by Dr. Watson.  Mary Russell is an intellectual, thoroughly liberated protégé who succeeds as his partner and her own woman.  In this volume, they continue their travels—this time from England to Japan and back.  The book gives a wonderful feeling for Japan circa 1925, as Russell and Holmes get involved with international intrigue, Hirohito, and a ninja.  A book trailer on You Tube, and Laurie R. King’s Website offer a little more information and some marketing material.  King fans will devour this new adventure; those new to the series might find it preferable to start with the first volume, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, in which Russell meets Holmes.
Dreaming spies: a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, by Laurie R King. New York: Bantam Books, 2015.

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