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Locked Rooms [electronic Resource]

By Laurie R King

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Laurie R. King's The God of the Hive and Pirate King.

En route to San Francisco to settle her family’s estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams—and even more troubling behavior. In 1906, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived elsewhere at the time. But Holmes knows better.

Soon it is clear that whatever unpleasantness Mary wanted to forget hasn’t forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent’s marriage and the tragic “accident” that Mary alone survived. What Russell discovers is that even a forgotten past never dies . . . and it can kill again.

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Author: King, Laurie R
Summary: After departing Bombay by ship, Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are en route to the bustling modern city of San Francisco. There, Mary will settle some legal affairs surrounding the inheritance of her family's old estate. But the closer they get to port, the more Mary finds herself prey to troubling dreams and irrational behavior -- a point not lost on Holmes, much to Russell's annoyance. In 1906, when Mary was six, San Francisco was devastated by an earthquake and a raging fire that reduced the city to rubble. For years, Mary has denied any memory of the catastrophe that for days turned the fabled streets into hell on earth. But Holmes suspects that some hidden trauma connected with the "unforgettable" catastrophe may be the real culprit responsible for Mary's memory lapse. And no sooner do they begin to familiarize themselves with the particulars of the Russell estate than it becomes apparent that whatever unpleasantness Mary has forgotten, it hasn't forgotten her. Why does her father's will forbid access to the house except in the presence of immediate family? Why did someone break in, then take nothing of any value? And why is Russell herself targeted for assassination? The more questions they ask of Mary's past, the more people from that past turn out to have died violent, unexplained deaths. Now, with the aid of a hard-boiled young detective and crime writer named Hammett, Russell and Holmes find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leads them through the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent's marriage and the tragic car "accident" that a fourteen-year-old Mary alone survived -- an accident that may not have been an accident at all. What Russell is about to discover is that even a forgotten past never dies ... and it can kill again
Title: Locked rooms [electronic resource] / Laurie R. King.
Publisher Date: New York : Bantam Books, 2005.
Subject: Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 -- Fiction. Russell, Mary (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Women private investigators -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction British -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction. San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Fiction. Murder victims' families -- Fiction Married women -- Fiction San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
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Format: Ebook
Author: King, Laurie R.
Summary: After departing Bombay by ship, Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are en route to the bustling modern city of San Francisco. There, Mary will settle some legal affairs surrounding the inheritance of her family's old estate. But the closer they get to port, the more Mary finds herself prey to troubling dreams and irrational behavior -- a point not lost on Holmes, much to Russell's annoyance. In 1906, when Mary was six, San Francisco was devastated by an earthquake and a raging fire that reduced the city to rubble. For years, Mary has denied any memory of the catastrophe that for days turned the fabled streets into hell on earth. But Holmes suspects that some hidden trauma connected with the "unforgettable" catastrophe may be the real culprit responsible for Mary's memory lapse. And no sooner do they begin to familiarize themselves with the particulars of the Russell estate than it becomes apparent that whatever unpleasantness Mary has forgotten, it hasn't forgotten her. Why does her father's will forbid access to the house except in the presence of immediate family? Why did someone break in, then take nothing of any value? And why is Russell herself targeted for assassination? The more questions they ask of Mary's past, the more people from that past turn out to have died violent, unexplained deaths. Now, with the aid of a hard-boiled young detective and crime writer named Hammett, Russell and Holmes find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leads them through the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent's marriage and the tragic car "accident" that a fourteen-year-old Mary alone survived -- an accident that may not have been an accident at all. What Russell is about to discover is that even a forgotten past never dies ... and it can kill again
Title: Locked rooms [electronic resource] / Laurie R. King.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bantam Books, 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (402 p.)
Series: Mary Russell novel
Series: King, Laurie R. Mary Russell novel
Subjects: Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Russell, Mary (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Women private investigators -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Subjects: British -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction.
Subjects: San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder victims' families -- Fiction
Subjects: Married women -- Fiction
Subjects: San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BCA412DA-E456-4C41-B699-D44C2F592B3F Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BCA412DA-E456-4C41-B699-D44C2F592B3F Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780553901597 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
ISBN: 0553901591 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
ISBN: 9780553901597 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
ISBN: 0553901591 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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Call Number: PS3561.I4813 L63 2005eb
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