A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mass Market Paperbound)

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By Laurie R. King, Laurie R. King (Preface by)
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Set in 1921, Mary has graduated from Oxford and is grappling
with a number of issues; her growing affection for Sherlock Holmes, the
suffragette movement, and her involvement with Margery Childe’s Temple of God.  When a member of the inner circle is
murdered, Mary turns for help to her mentor, Sherlock Holmes.

— Deon Stonehouse

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The dawn of 1921 finds Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes’s brilliant young apprentice, about to come into a considerable inheritance. Nevertheless, she still enjoys her nighttime prowls in disguise through London’s grimy streets, where one night she encounters an old friend, now a charity worker among the poor. Veronica
Beaconsfield introduces Russell to the New Temple of God, led by the enigmatic, electrifying Margery Childe. Part suffragette, part mystic, she lives quite well for a woman of God from supposedly humble origins.

Despite herself, Russell is drawn ever deeper into Childe’s circle. When Veronica has a near-fatal accident–and turns out to be the fourth bluestocking in the group to meet with misadventure after changing her will–Russell and Holmes launch a quiet investigation. But the Temple may bring the newly rich Russell far closer to heaven than she would like.…

About the Author


LAURIE R. KING won the Edgar and John Creasey Awards for Best First Novel for A Grave Talent. She is the author of seven acclaimed mysteries in the Mary Russell series, as well as four novels in a contemporary series featuring police detective Kate Martinelli. She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed stand-alone novels of suspense, Keeping Watch (recently optioned for film by CBS), Folly, and A Darker Place. She lives in northern California where she is at work on another Mary Russell novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553574562
ISBN-10: 0553574566
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication Date: December 2nd, 1996
Pages: 368
Language: English