Pirate King

Pirate King

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Large Print - 2011
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A New York Times Bestselling Author -- The Home Office ships Mary Russell away from her beloved bees and into the movie-making world to investigate the criminal activities that surround England's most popular new movie studio, Fflytte Films, and their latest film based on The Pirates of Penzance. In gorgeous Lisbon and sun-drenched Morocco, Russell time is occupied looking after the actresses cast as maidens. But when the director casts actual pirates, the set becomes downright dangerous.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781410441119
Characteristics: 531 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jul 27, 2016

Let me start out by saying I love the Mary Russell series! The past books have been an absolute joy to read! This one on the other hand started slow and proceeded in that way for much of the book. Though it had some interesting facts in some of the chapters it didn't start picking up speed until the last few chapters of the book, which is where those moments that make your heart pound just waiting to see how they'll wiggle out of this situation finally come about. So to end my opinion, it wasn't the best book I've read but it wasn't the worst.

Sep 03, 2015

I absolutely LOVED this book!! I have been reading the Mary Russell series, and this is the funniest, most exciting, and centered around Mary, rather than Sherlock. Highly recommended!

LPL_ShirleyB May 29, 2015

It’s 1924 and Mary Russell is on covert assignment for the British government to investigate criminal activity at the studio for a silent movie being made about the making of the Pirates of Penzance film – sheer fun! Audiobooks in the series are joyously read with an authentic English accent by Jenny Sterlin.

Jan 04, 2015

I came to love this book, although in the beginning it seems a lot to keep track of for an unclear purpose. Quickly decided just to trust King and keep reading. I was very glad I did. As bonus, I learned something about the making of silent films, as well as about a part of the world of which I'd known almost nothing.

Nov 20, 2014

Lighthearted and worthwhile... but slightly dull without the presence of Holmes. Additionally, it seemed sort of aimless. Lots of filler time where Russell sort of just sat around and read various letters of sorts. Don't worry, my friends; Garment of Shadows will meet your expectations.

Jul 28, 2013

I've read the entire series and loved it, but this book was vastly inferior to the rest.

Aug 24, 2012

Fun read, but I miss the previous setup of Russell and Holmes working together.

Mar 01, 2012

Not the best in this series. Somewhat confusing and at the same time tedious!

Dec 26, 2011

Too many characters. I couldn't get interested.

Dec 21, 2011

I have enjoyed all the previous books in this series, but this one is BORING. Everlasting conversation and arguments, and no action as far as I read before I gave up on it.

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