The Game (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series #7)

The Game (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series #7)

by Laurie R. King
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The Game (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series #7) by Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King's bestselling mystery series featuring Mary Russell and her husband and partner, Sherlock Holmes, is beloved by readers and acclaimed by critics the world over. Now the illustrious duo returns for their most dangerous exploit yet, in a rich and atmospheric tale that takes them to India to save the life of one of literature's most fabled heroes.

It's the second day of the new year, 1924, and Mary Russell is settling in for a much-needed rest with her husband, Sherlock Holmes. But the fragile peace will be fleeting - for a visit with Holmes's gravely ill brother, Mycroft, brings news of an intrigue that is sure to halt their respite. Mycroft, who has ties to the highest levels of the government, has just received a strange package. The oilskin-wrapped packet contains the papers of a missing English spy named Kimball O'Hara - indeed, the same Kimball who served as the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's famed Kim.
An orphaned English boy turned loose in India, Kim long used his cunning to spy for the Crown. But after inexplicably withdrawing from the "Great Game" of border espionage, he's gone missing and is feared taken hostage - or even killed.

When Russell learns of Holmes's own secret friendship with Kim some thirty years before, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But even before they arrive, danger will show its face in everything from a suspicious passenger on board their steamer to an "accident" that very nearly claims their lives. Once in India, Russell and Holmes must travel incognito - no small task for the English lady and her lanky companion. But after a twist of fateforces the couple to part ways, Russell learns that in this faraway place it's often impossible to tell friend from foe - and that some games must be played out until their deadly end.

Showcasing King's masterful plotting and skill at making history leap from the page, The Game brings alive an India fraught with unrest and poised for change - and an unpredictable mystery with brilliance and character to match.

Laurie R. King became the first novelist since Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic with the publication of her debut thriller, A Grave Talent. She is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, seven Mary Russell mysteries, and the bestselling novels A Darker Place and Folly. She lives in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553583380
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch. She lives in Northern California.

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Game (Mary Russell Series #7) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
lanlynk More than 1 year ago
In this book, the Russell and Holmes are sent by Mycroft to India in search of a lost spy, the grown-up Kim of Rudyard Kipling fame. He’s as real as Sherlock Holmes himself. The Game refers to the espionage between England and Russia, as well as the big game animal hunts. Great descriptions of India, its various classes, power struggles, and its relations with other countries. A good adventure, great characters. King’s books are filled with detail and sometimes the pace drags, but they’re definitely worth reading. This is one of my favorites in this series.
Avid-FLA-reader More than 1 year ago
As usual, well written and extremely compelling. Makes you want to know what happens next. I have immensely enjoyed this Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. Don't want it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the part where Mary and Sherlock went to see how Mycroft was doing after his recent heart attack.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Game" as in Kipling's Great Game as told in his novel "Kim" - Russell and Holmes are tasked to locate Kimball O'Hara. As usual, things don't necessarily go as planned. The story ends with ONE long-term change for our heroes to adjust to in future adventures...
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Interesting story and concept. Different from similar types of stories. My daughter gives the series five stars.
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So attracts holmes he supports and waits till she is of age to marry a may and october if not quite a december however this remains a very weird marriage one might think she seems more boy than girl his apprentice she goes from an abusive home to situations equally abusive forced lessons and physical hurt which holmes seems to avoid and dependent on mycroft too
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Denverhawkeye More than 1 year ago
I love the other Mary Russell books. I did not love this one. Seemed like one long tease to get to "Kim" and then minimal story on the most intriguing character.
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LKat60 More than 1 year ago
Laurie King takes Sherlock Holmes and makes him better.
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DEH1679 More than 1 year ago
I have read several of Laurie King's other books, and each one gets better and better. She is a fatastic story teller and has the knack for making you feel you are actually watching the plot unfold. Anyone who loves a good mystery without the gore will love these books. I will be back for more. Also love the idea of Holmes being married, now isn't that a mystery unto itself?
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