By Laurie R. King
It's 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's really good apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a level in theology--is at the verge of buying a large inheritance. autonomous ultimately, with a fondness for divinity and detective paintings, her so much baffling secret may well now contain Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection among herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions flip to the hot Temple of God and its chief, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw at the younger theology student is impossible to resist. but if 4 bluestockings from the Temple take place useless almost immediately after altering their wills, may possibly sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell examine, as their partnership takes a shocking flip.
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Exhibit A, Your Honor. Handsome young man, on a date with woman old enough to be his grandmother. If I’d had any fleeting hopes that Cameron was straight, that picture pretty much killed them. “Stacy got a kick out of Marian,” Cameron said. “You see, Marian had been an actress back in the forties and fifties. Made a lot of B movies. Abbott & Costello Meet Each Other. Stuff like that. ” “She was blond. She was beautiful. She thought her navel was the center of the universe. ” “She was flattered by her attention.
With me. ” I’m afraid I just sat there, gulping, for an unattractive beat or two. Was Cameron Bannick, he of the glorious blue eyes, actually asking me out on a date? Was it possible he wasn’t gay, after all? That he was simply a breathtaking stud with an affinity for armoires? “I probably shouldn’t be asking you out on a date. ” “So, how about it? ” Somehow I managed to nod yes. Chapter Seven My heart was pounding. My pulse was racing. And my palms were sweating. No, it wasn’t sex. Or a heart attack.
I rummaged through my purse for a Kleenex, then raced back to the door to wipe my fingerprints away. I was standing there, rubbing the doorknob, picturing myself in one of those unflattering orange jumpsuits, when I heard someone approaching. I quickly stashed my tissue in my pocket and turned to see Mr. Blue Eyes. I smiled feebly, trying to look as law abiding as possible. ” He smiled, his blue eyes crinkling in a most attractive way. ” “Yes,” I lied. Well, it wasn’t a total lie. After all, I’d just come from police headquarters, hadn’t I?
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, Book 2) by Laurie R. King