There was a problem loading your book clubs. Written over a period of nearly two decades, King's novels are portrayals of a succession of memoirs written and compiled apparently by an aged Mary Russell. Most of the novels are first-person, with Locked Rooms, The Language of Bees and God of the Hive being exceptions, with long passages written in third-person. She wears her hair long, until it is cropped for a disguise in The Game. Mary Russell Companion is a compendium released on May 1, 2014 that introduces new fans to the fictional character. Mrs Hudson's Case book. I love it when a book sends me to the dictionary or Wikipedia to follow up on some interesting little tidbit, such as Bertie's siege d'amour. Sherlock Holmes fans know that Irene Norton (nee Adler) is the only woman to have bested the famous detective during his illustrious career. This technique also serves to underscore and solidify themes in the first two novels. A great read. Please try again. "Irene Adler: Witty, Competitive, A Master of Disguise & Singer and Detective", Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2012, My wife found a copy of Carole Nelson Douglas's Irene Adler book, "Goodnight Mr. Holmes" in a used book store and gave it to me. The daughter of a British Jewish mother and an American millionaire father, Russell spent time in Boston and San Francisco as well as England while growing up. Please try again. The Private Wife of Sherlock Holmes (Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes novella Book 0) - Kindle edition by Douglas, Carole Nelson. After that comes some interesting information about the author, and finally, a very long sample of the first book in the Irene Adler series, "Good Night, Mr. Holmes. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. She has exceptional balance and strong climbing skills. Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Mary Russell is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery series by American author Laurie R. King. In Riviera Gold, she is 25 year old. But the novella offers a nice, quick read when you're not in the mood to delve into a longer book. Beekeeping for Beginners is a novella released in 2011 that introduces new fans to the series. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Carole Nelson Douglas' Irene Adler mysteries is one of my favorite Holmes-related series; it's such subversive fun to read about the possibility of a pre-suffrage feminist mind lurking behind the superior woman on whom Holmes lavished such praise in the canon. She is a serious scholar in theology and works on a book-length manuscript, which is published. This page was last edited on 20 October 2020, at 13:02. … The third, God of the Hive (2010) is primarily written with Mary’s first-person narrative, but includedvarious third-person narratives of several characters. Her mother raised her in the Jewish tradition and she continues to consider herself a Jew as an adult. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. ", Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2013. All of Carole Nelson Douglas' Irene Adler stories are a delight, and this is no exception. Books 1, 2, and 5 cover seven years of Mary’s life from age 15 to 21, while later books in the series take place between ages 21 through 27. A fictional note from the editor (and signed by King) tells readers of a mysterious occurrence wherein a collection of written accounts was anonymously delivered to the unsuspecting novelist; the note ends with a plea for information from anyone with information on the identity of Mary Russell. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Russell also encounters a number of historical figures and fictional characters (who are treated as "real" within the novels) over the course of her adventures.
I enjoy the characters created by A.C. Doyle and will read almost anything with a cover that says Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, has a meerschaum pipe or any vague reference to the great detective.