Garment of Shadows

Garment of Shadows

By Laurie R. King

  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre : Historical
  • FIle Size : 7.51 MB
Score: 4.0
From 61 Ratings



Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today’s most acclaimed mystery series. Now, in their newest and most thrilling adventure, the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds.
In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.
Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim—who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. 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 searches for herself, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it’s too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.
With the dazzling mix of period detail and contemporary pace that is her hallmark, Laurie R. King continues the stunningly suspenseful series that Lee Child called “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Bones of Paris.

Praise for Garment of Shadows
“As always, the relationship between Holmes and Russell is utterly understated yet traced with heat and light.”—Booklist (starred review)
“[A] taut tale . . . original and intriguing . . . This tantalizing glimpse into the life and times of a rapidly evolving Arabic society has remarkable resonance for our own uncertain times.”—Publishers Weekly
“Those new to the series are in for a treat.”—Bookreporter


  • Please read before reviewing

    By Kaath
    Those of you who gave the book a one star review because of physical quality control issues are essentially punishing the writer for something over which she has no control. If you have issues with the story, then by all means let your review reflect that. But if you're unhappy with the quality of the delivery method, for Ms. King's sake, please send an email to Apple through their support mechanism, don't put it here. This is the wrong venue for iBook complaints. Thank you. Another Writer
  • Love love LOVE this book!

    By Rockdawg84
    I have read all the Mary Russel 'memiors' and this latest did not disappoint. I love the history and intrigue and of course Sherlock Holmes
  • Garment of Shadows

    By Nana McD
    Unfortunately this somewhat confusing book was made even more confusing by the poor quality of this ebook version. While the pages are numbered consecutively, there are missing pages, some pages of text are repeated, and some pages ended mid sentence but the following page was another part of the story! I expect better from the iBook store, particularly when I am paying these prices.
  • Garment of Shadows

    By nmp apps
    Certainly, Garment of Shadows is one of the top five best in the series by Ms. King, which brings new life and new vision to the Sherlock Holmes canon! Conan Doyle could not have found a better collaborator than Ms. King. Her nuanced, scholarly, and engaging characterization of Holmes as a man with far more depth than Doyle ever imagined will keep the reader held fast to the page.
  • Garment of shadows

    By Suzeey
    There are several missing pages in this ebook. Not good. Where is the quality control?