In 1924, San Francisco is booming. The great fire and earthquake of 1906 cleared the ground for a modern city, but the closer she comes to the place she used to call home, the more troubling Mary Russell's dreams become.
As Russell and her husband, the great detective Sherlock Holmes, attempt to settle their affairs in the City by the Bay, Mary's past isn't the only thing that catches up with them - a mysterious stranger is waiting for the pair, and may be the only one who holds the key to the locked rooms that have been haunting Mary's dreams...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 08/07/2010
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780749008536
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Review by infjsarah
I always enjoy the Mary Russell books. This had a good mystery and it was actually nice to see Mary as a bit more human and less perfect. I also liked seeing the POV of Holmes, revealing his affection for her.
Review by Ma_Washigeri
I surprised myself by giving this 4 stars - might get downgraded later - but I really did enjoy it. The construction of the book is so complicated (time wise as well as two voices) that she nearly lost control at times, but I enjoy very much the way she keeps all the time lines going, and mostly enables the reader to keep up. So now I have read #9 #1 and #8 and I've ordered #7 'The Game' to read next.