Justice Hall

Justice Hall

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  • Hardback | 586 pages
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type edition
  • 0754018121
  • 9780754018124

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Sherlock Holmes and his one-time apprentice, now partner and wife, Mary Russell, have just returned home from their latest assignment when a stranger, badly injured yet oddly familiar, turns up on their doorstep late one evening. After the obligatory cup of hot, sweet tea, the stranger unveils himself as one-time Palestinian brigand, Ali, now seemingly transformed into a member of the English aristocracy and urging the sleuths to accompany him to his family seat where a mystery awaits. There they are met by Ali's comrade in arms, Mahmoud, himself now re-invented as Marsh Hughenfort, younger brother of the late Duke of Beauville, and, unless an heir can be found, destined to inherit the title and the beautiful Justice Hall. Only Holmes and Russell, it seems, will be able to save him from such an unwelcome fate, and the search begins for the rightful heir, unearthing many questions to be answered along the way. What really happened to the late Duke's only son, killed in mysterious circumstances in the Great War? Can the enigmatic Frenchwoman claiming to be the mother of his son be trusted? And who fired the stray shot that almost felled Marsh during a shooting party? Donning the requisite disguises, the pair set off on a trail which takes them from London to Paris to Canada, through tedious war records and heart-rending diaries and letters. It is an ancient chest in the family seat, however, which yields up the final clue to the mystery. In this the sixth of her series of Sherlock Holmes sequels, King succeeds in combining an intriguing and suspenseful plot with all the hallmarks and style of her predecessor. Add to that the narrative voice of the appealingly feisty, thoroughly modern, yet, when required, traditionally submissive Russell, and this makes for a most enjoyable read. (Kirkus UK)show more

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