Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553907557
ISBN - 13: 9780553907551
From the Publisher
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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
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
"[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
"Those new to the series are in for a treat."-Bookreporter
About the Author
Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of "A Darker Place," four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and five acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries. She lives in northern California. Her newest book is the ninth one in the Mary Russell mystery series, The Language of Bees.