Riviera Gold

Riviera Gold

It’s summertime on the Riviera, and the Jazz Age has come to France’s once-sleepy beaches. From their music-filled terraces, American expatriates gaze along the coastline at the lights of Monte Carlo, where fortunes are won, lost, stolen, and sometimes hidden away. When Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive, they find their partnership pulled between youthful pleasures and old sins, hot sun and cool jazz, new affections and enduring loyalties.

Russell falls into easy friendship with an enthralling American couple, Sara and Gerald Murphy, whose golden life on the Riviera has begun to attract famous writers and artists—and some of the scoundrels linked with Monte Carlo’s underworld. The Murphy set will go on to inspire everyone from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Pablo Picasso, but in this summer of 1925, their importance for Russell lies in one of their circle’s recent additions: the Holmeses’ former housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson, who hasn’t been seen since she fled England under a cloud of false murder accusations.

When a beautiful young man is found dead in Mrs. Hudson’s front room, she becomes the prime suspect in yet another murder. Russell is certain of Mrs. Hudson’s innocence; Holmes is not. But the old woman’s colorful past has been a source of tension between them before, and now the dangerous players who control Monte Carlo’s gilded casinos may stop at nothing to keep the pair away from what Mrs. Hudson’s youthful history could bring to light.

The Riviera is a place where treasure can be false, where love can destroy, and where life, as Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes will discover, can be cheap—even when it is made of solid gold.

Title:Riviera Gold
Edition Language:English
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  • Annette

    1925, Mary Russell decides to make a quick reroute to the French Riviera before going back to London. She is on a mission to locate Clarissa Hudson. Eleven weeks earlier, Clarissa Hudson arrives at he...

  • Diane S ?

    Since I started reading this series done ago, King's books have changed. They seem to be a historical travelogue through time and places. The mystery seems weaved into the story instead of being the a...

  • Sophia

    Following the events in their Venice investigation, Mary Russell decides to accept a friend's invitation to join him crewing a sailboat to the French Riviera, Monte Carlo, to be exact. Before she walk...

  • eyes.2c

    Another gutsy performance by Mary Russell!Before my eyes Mary Russell, investigator, intellectual/prodigy, wife and partner to Sherlocke Holmes, a derring do sailor (despite her dislike of sailing), a...

  • Susanna - Censored by GoodReads

    Half is 'Mary Russell goes to Monte Carlo," and the other half is "the adventures of Mrs. Hudson, pt. 2." I was only half right in my pre-book guessing game of "what famous person will appear?"A ton o...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    This is a favorite series of mine. I usually don't buy many books. Mostly because I have so many unread ones. But this one I ordered since I have ALL the books in the series and I must have them all m...

  • Melissa

    This was fantastic! Loved the pacing, the setting, and the secondary characters, both real and fictional. Always the most fun when Russell and Holmes are together, because they do bring out the best (...

  • Karen Witzler

    Enjoyed the trip to Monaco with these old friends. They meet up with Jazz Age artists, aging professional arms dealers, fading Professional Beauties, Czarist Russians without a country, and Holmes int...

  • Marlene

    Originally published at Reading RealityI wish that Mary Russell and Phryne Fisher could meet – they are, after all, contemporaries. If it ever happens, I’d very much like to be a fly on that wall....

  • Cherie

    I’m if you read what I wrote before.It was mean and petulant and childish.I hope Laurie can forgive me. I love the characters and the adventures and the amazing talent of the story teller. I hope sh...