By Laurie R. King
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are again in Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling series—“the such a lot sustained feat of mind's eye in secret fiction at the present time” (Lee Child).
With Mrs. Hudson long gone from their lives and family chaos construction, the very last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, desire is to assist an previous pal along with her mad and lacking aunt.
woman Vivian Beaconsfield has spent such a lot of her grownup existence in a single asylum after one other, because the lack of her brother and father within the nice battle. And even though her psychological nation appeared to be enhancing, she’s now disappeared after an day trip from Bethlem Royal clinic . . . higher often called Bedlam.
Russell wishes not anything to do with the case—but she can’t say no. And a minimum of it's going to get her clear of the demanding situations of house responsibilities and again to the general enterprise of research. to trace down the vanished girl, she brings to the fore her deductive instincts and ability for subterfuge—and after all enlists her husband’s mythical prowess. jointly, Russell and Holmes shuttle from the awful confines of Bedlam to the winding canals and sun-drenched Lido cabarets of Venice—only to discover the foreboding shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the destiny of a urban, an period, and a tormented English girl of privilege.
Praise for Island of the Mad
“Superb . . . stunning . . . Come for the secret, remain for the sightseeing, the gibes at fascism, and the heroine’s climactic masquerade as silent movie celebrity Harold Lloyd.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[Laurie R.] King’s storytelling is often a excitement, filled with lush information and shrewdpermanent twists. Cole Porter, who's an essential component of the book’s LGBTQ tale line, provides an unforeseen and welcome celebrity turn.”—Booklist
“Well-plotted . . . This ranks as one of many greater contemporary installments during this renowned series.”—Publishers Weekly