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Garment of Shadows

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

King, Laurie R.

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Garment of Shadows
The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he's learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell, suffering a temporary memory loss, searches for her"self," each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0553907557
Characteristics: 266 p. :,map ;,24 cm


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Jan 04, 2015
  • miaone rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a really good book, but not an easy one. If follows The Pirate King, but is much more sinister, and is tied up in
Moroccan and British Empire power struggles of the 1920's, something I'd known little about. I googled a couple of the main historical characters and caught up enough to get much more out of the story.
I really enjoyed how King portrayed the courage of Mary and of Holmes, as well as that of other characters, in seemingly hopeless situations.

Nov 20, 2014
  • GhostWriterAt221B rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I felt as if The Pirate King and Garment of Shadows had their own feel, and that kept constant. This installment is almost devastating, considering that Russell has amnesia and doesn't recall the presence of her cohort in her life. Still worthwhile, though. Definitely.

Jun 15, 2013
  • ANITRA L FREEMAN rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

After the light romp of The Pirate King, it was a delight to get back to the richness of the Russel/King novels that hooked me.

Mar 29, 2013
  • pdavies rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not one of the better Mary Russell books (I've read them all). Very slow until the final couple of chapters. WAY too much confusing early 20th century Moroccan politics...I could not keep up. skimmed most of the book. Don't recommend it

Jan 27, 2013
  • lovinglife404 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this was a really good book! i loved how witty and smart russell was. the politics were fairly confusing, but not too hard that the story line doesn't make sense. in this book, i could see the details more clearly than the big picture. in other words, i understood what was going on at the moment but couldn't really figure out why they were doing what they were doing. i can see the setting and the general theme from this book being used for the next sherlock movie!

Dec 17, 2012
  • jhuntjens rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this Mary Russell story more than the previous novel, The Pirate King. This is similar to King's previous works set in the Middle East, but with more developed characters. I found the conclusion a little rapid, but otherwise a very good read, especially if you enjoy the Mary Russell series.

Nov 22, 2012
  • toby65 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Overly complicated and not very interesting plot. I keep hoping for something as good as the first novels in this series. Not this time.

Oct 17, 2012
  • lisangus rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a quite good one in this series. I found the last couple a bit disappointing but this one is vintage Mary Russell.
(Although the ins and outs of Moroccan politics in 1923 rather lost me at the end.)

Oct 15, 2012
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I haven't been able to get into Ms. King's last two books in this series. Go back to the first book and read them in order. I really enjoyed the older ones set in England.

Sep 04, 2012
  • lizseida rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just finished reading this book. I really enjoyed it. After being disappointed with the last book, The Pirate King, I was happy to see that this book is back in the vein of adventure that I was used to with the other Mary Russell books. Great read.


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