A Monstrous Regiment of Women

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

A Monstrous Regiment of Women continues Mary Russell's adventures as a worthy student of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and as an ever more skilled sleuth in her own right. Looking for respite in London after a stupefying visit from relatives, Mary encounters a friend from Oxford. The young woman introduces Mary to her current enthusiasm, a strange and enigmatic woman named Margery Childe, who leads something called "The New Temple of God." It seems to be a charismatic sect involved in the post-World War I suffrage movement, with a feminist slant on Christianity. Mary is curious about the woman, and intrigued. Is the New Temple a front for something more sinister? When a series of murders claims members of the movement's wealthy young female volunteers and principal contributors, Mary, with Holmes in the background, begins to investigate. Things become more desperate than either of them expected as Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced.

Title:A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780006514947
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  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    The continuation of The Beekeeper's Apprentice; Mary Russell meets through her friend Veronica Beaconsfield, Margaret Childe who leads “The New Temple of God”, a charismatic sect for women. But, c...

  • Susan

    I'm torn about this book. Some of it I really liked, some I didn't like at all. If I were reading this instead of listening to audio, I don't think I would have gotten past the first half of the book....

  • Tim The Enchanter

    Posted to The Literary Lawyer.ca A Thinker's Mystery - 4.5 Stars I was not disappointed with the second novel in this (so far) intelligent series by Laurie R. King. In this novel, the author does ...

  • Kam

    After reading The Beekeeper's Apprentice, I decided to ride on the high of enjoyment I'd acquired while reading it, and plunged straight into the next book in the Mary Russell series, titled A Monstro...

  • Anika

    This is the second in the Mary Russell series, and it loses a star for its lame-o mystery. Mary Russell, now in her early twenties, takes the foreground as her mentor Holmes stays mostly in the backgr...

  • Rachel

    This is my favorite of the Holmes/Russell series, and one of my favorite books, period. I've read it innumerable times, and keep coming back to it. A beautiful blend of coming-of-age, detection, roman...

  • The Lit Bitch

    This is a solid, entertaining follow up book in a stand out series. I can’t say enough good things about this book and the series as a whole. King isn’t afraid of putting her characters into uniqu...

  • Caidyn (NO LONGER ACTIVE; he/him/his)

    Do be warned that I will do my best to keep spoilers out of the review and dutifully mark them when I accidentally include something, but I probably won't catch everything.In some ways, I liked this b...

  • Wanda

    ***2019 The Summer of Sherlock*** So after the first book of this series (The Beekeeper's Apprentice), I wasn’t sure what I thought of this iteration of the Sherlock Holmes story. But this book i...

  • Clif Brittain

    As I put this book down at 2 AM, I found myself thinking, why was this book so delicious? I am not as enthralled with Mary Russell as I was after being introduced to her in Beekeepers Apprentice. Mayb...