The Game (Mary Russell, #7) by Laurie R. King

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It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year’s visit from Holmes’s brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O’Hara—the same Kimball known to the world through Kipling’s famed Kim. Inexplicably, O’Hara withdrew from the “Great Game” of espionage and now he has just as inexplicably disappeared. 

When Russell discovers Holmes’s own secret friendship with the spy, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But Russell soon learns that in this faraway and exotic land, it’s often impossible to tell friend from foe—and that some games aren’t played for fun but for the highest stakes of all…life and death.

Title : The Game (Mary Russell, #7)
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ISBN : 0553801945
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Amalia rated it ★★★☆☆

November 22, 2016

My journey to find a good British mystery series has led me to the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, his student and wife, by Laurie R. King. I will not hide the fact that I was extremely sceptical at first. I mean, Sherlock having a wife other than The Woman a.k.a. Irene Adler? Prepos...

Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it ★★★★★

March 14, 2016

$1.99 on Amazon today! 1924. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes gets a New Year’s visit from Mycroft Holmes with a strange package from an English spy called Kimball O’Hara, more known as the Kim Kipling wrote about. He has withdrawn from the “Great Game” of espionage and disappeared. So Russell and...

Kim rated it ★★★★☆

May 27, 2012

This is the seventh novel in King’s Mary Russell series and one of my favourites so far. In this instalment, Sherlock Holmes and his wife and partner Mary Russell travel to India to look for Kimball O’Hara – the hero of Rudyard Kipling’s Kim. There is concern from on high that Kim, who has been m...

Moonlight Reader rated it ★★★★☆

September 03, 2016

Book 7 in my continuing Mary Russell audio project. I really like this installment - one of my favorite things that Laurie King does is bring in other literary characters. We've previously briefly met Lord Peter Wimsey, and now Kimball O'Hara of Rudyard Kipling fame becomes a central character in...

Madhulika rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 15, 2015

It is 1924, and in England, Mycroft Holmes summons his brother Sherlock and Sherlock's wife, Mary Russell, to a meeting. Mycroft has a request on behalf of the government: go to India to find Kimball O'Hara, the Kim of Rudyard Kipling's book. No, not a fictional character, but a flesh-and-blood m...

Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it ★★★★☆

December 25, 2013

This is the seventh book in the Mary Russell series, which involve partnering Sherlock Holmes, professionally and romantically, with an unlikely female counterpart: and I love them--ever since I discovered one of the middle books in the series, A Letter of Mary. Well, this particular book is a tw...

Angela rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 22, 2008

We'd talked on a prior entry on my journal about how the entire Mary Russell series can be easily argued to be one of the most successful and longest-running Mary Sue storylines ever. This is not to say that the storyline and concept suck--just that the notion of sticking a new character into the...

Kribu rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2013

I'm trying so hard to pace myself with these books, because I just don't want to risk getting tired before getting done, or exhausting the series too quickly, but, well, best laid plans and all that. Anyway, this was another very enjoyable read. It did take me a bit to get into the right mindset t...

❂ Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

December 15, 2014

An excellent, brilliantly written adventure story that starts off slow and picks up speed as it goes, but Big Trigger warning: animal cruelty/harm is a big part of this story. Had I known, I would have passed this book completely. If that doesn't bother you, there's not much else not to like abou...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

July 05, 2008

How audacious of Laurie R. King - to reason that if Sherlock Holmes was actually a real person, then why couldn't Kim (of Kipling's book) also be a real person! Hence, the "Game" of this title refers to the "Great Game" of Victorian times. This book was a lot of fun.

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