Castle Shade

Castle Shade : A Novel of Suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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A queen, a castle, a dark and ageless threat--all await Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in this chilling new adventure. The queen is Marie of Roumania: the doubly royal granddaughter of Victoria, Empress of the British Empire, and Alexander II, Tsar of Russia. A famous beauty who was married at seventeen into Roumania's young dynasty, Marie had beguiled the Paris Peace Conference into returning her adopted country's long-lost provinces, singlehandedly transforming Roumania from a backwater into a force. The castle is Bran: a tall, quirky, ancient structure perched on high rocks overlooking the border between Roumania and its newly regained territory of Transylvania. The castle was a gift to Queen Marie, a thank-you from her people, and she loves it as she loves her own children. The threat is . . . well, that is less clear. Shadowy figures, vague whispers, the fears of girls, dangers that may be only accidents. But this is a land of long memory and hidden corners, a land that had known Vlad the Impaler, a land from whose churchyards the shades creep. When Queen Marie calls, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are as dubious as they are reluctant. But a young girl is involved, and a beautiful queen. Surely it won't take long to shine light on this unlikely case of what would seem to be strigoi? Or, as they are known in the West . . . vampires.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 34.04mm | 621.42g
  • Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Div of Random House, Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Possible map
  • 0525620869
  • 9780525620860
  • 86,431

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"The definition of binge-able . . . a bright and shiny Cȏte d'Azur distraction."--Los Angeles Times "Extends the prolific [and] superior series . . . [Holmes and Russell] continue to have ripping adventures."--Seattle Times

"[A] delightful new series entry . . . readers will love the setting and the twists of the mystery."--Library Journal (starred review)

"A refreshing summer breeze of a mystery novel that is so cool you can practically hear the jazz dripping right off its pages."--Bookreporter

The award-winning novels of Laurie R. King are . . . "A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company."--The New York Times

"Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted."--Houston Chronicle

"Whip-smart, suspenseful and intricately plotted."--Shelf Awareness

"Captivating."--Us Weekly

"Highly entertaining."--The Denver Post

"Deliciously rich."--Santa Cruz Sentinel "Truly memorable myster[ies] . . . Laurie King brings her always amazing imagination to the page to enthrall readers, as only she can do."--Suspense Magazine "Extremely exciting."--Chicago Tribune
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About Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the award-winning, bestselling author of sixteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and many acclaimed stand-alone novels such as Folly, Touchstone, The Bones of Paris, and Lockdown. She lives in Northern California, where she is at work on her next Mary Russell mystery.
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Rating details

430 ratings
4.32 out of 5 stars
5 50% (213)
4 37% (158)
3 11% (47)
2 2% (9)
1 1% (3)
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