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Island of the mad: a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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"Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous few weeks--with a bloody murder, a terrible loss, and startling revelations about Holmes--Russell is feeling a bit unbalanced herself. The last thing she wants is to deal with the mad, and yet, she can't say no. The Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, yet she seemed to be improving--or at least, finding a point of balance in her madness. So why did she disappear? Did she take the family's jewels with her, or did someone else? The Bedlam nurse, perhaps? The trail leads Russell and Holmes through a lunatic asylum's stony halls to the warm Venice lagoon, where ethereal beauty is jarred by Mussolini's Blackshirts, where the gilded Lido set may be tempting a madwoman, and where Cole Porter sits at a piano, playing with ideas.."--
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seriesMary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries
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subject_facetHistorical fiction
Holmes, Sherlock -- Fiction
Large type books
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Playaway
Russell, Mary -- (Fictitious character), -- 1900- -- Fiction
Women private investigators -- India -- Fiction
title_displayIsland of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
title_fullIsland of the Mad
Island of the mad : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King
Island of the mad [electronic resource] / Laurie R. King
Island of the mad [large type] : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes / Laurie R. King
title_shortIsland of the mad
title_suba novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
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Historical Fiction
Holmes, Sherlock
Investigation
Missing persons
Mystery
Russell, Mary
Thriller
Women private investigators