Garment of Shadows, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I?

She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding at the door.

She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper showing a mysterious symbol.

Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north. Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt.

He badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he discovers, to his horror, has gone missing.

As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: map (black and white)
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical mysteries
  • ISBN: 9780749013776



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This was much better than Pirate King which was boring. Ali and Mahmoud are two of my favourite characters from the earlier books so it was great to have them back. And I learnt a little of Morocco's history - of which I knew nothing.

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