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Island of the Mad Laurie R. King

Island of the Mad By Laurie R. King

Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King


$17.49
Condition - Very Good
8 in stock

Summary

1925: Mary Russell receives word that one of her friends has been committed to Bedlam mental hospital. Feeling less than balanced herself, the last thing she wants is to visit the mad but she agrees to investigate. When her friend escapes, Russell follows, only to find that the lunatics may be in charge of the asylum, and nothing is as it seems.

Island of the Mad Summary

Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King

June, 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are enjoying a well-needed relaxing summer evening in their home on the Sussex Downs. However, Russell soon receives a desperate telephone call from an old friend. Veronica's aunt, Lady Vivian Beaconsfield, has disappeared following a supervised outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital. With Russell herself feeling less than balanced, the last thing she wants to deal with is the mad; however, she agrees to investigate. Having spent most of her adult life in and out of one asylum after another, Lady Beaconsfield at last seemed to be adjusting to her confinement at Bethlem. So why did she disappear? And why is there no trace of the nurse who accompanied her? In their search for the missing women, Russell and Holmes follow the trail from the cold, harsh wards of the hospital through to the ethereal beauty of Venice. Caught up in decadent soirees, the rising tide of fascism and the myth of a haunted madhouse, the pair will discover that there are secrets hidden in the lagoon - and that every Venetian wears a mask.

About Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King has won many awards for her work including the prestigious John Creasey Dagger, the Edgar, the Nero and Macavity Awards. Her background includes such diverse interests as Old Testament theology and construction work, and she is the author of highly praised stand-alone suspense novels and a contemporary mystery series, as well as the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series. She lives in California.

Additional information

GOR009608169
9780749022648
0749022647
Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Allison & Busby
20190124
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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