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Island of the Mad

por Laurie R. King

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Séries: Mary Russell (15), Mary Russell: Chronological Order (June 1925)

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"Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous few weeks--with a bloody murder, a terrible loss, and startling revelations about Holmes--Russell is feeling a bit unbalanced herself. The last thing she wants is to deal with the mad, and yet, she can't say no. The Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, yet she seemed to be improving--or at least, finding a point of balance in her madness. So why did she disappear? Did she take the family's jewels with her, or did someone else? The Bedlam nurse, perhaps? The trail leads Russell and Holmes through a lunatic asylum's stony halls to the warm Venice lagoon, where ethereal beauty is jarred by Mussolini's Blackshirts, where the gilded Lido set may be tempting a madwoman, and where Cole Porter sits at a piano, playing with ideas.."--… (mais)
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  thebacklistbook | Jun 24, 2023 |
Enjoyed hearing about Venice, interesting plot twists. ( )
  AnneMarie2463 | Mar 31, 2023 |
I've selected each of the last three books I've read for a different reason, but oddly enough they ended up overlapping in time - and with the theme of the many challenges facing English and American women in the early 20th century who wished to assert autonomy over their lives.

Not Mary Russell, of course, blessed as she is with inherited money, intelligence, determination and a husband who respects her. But other women in this novel are not so fortunate, and their circumstances form much of the richly textured plot. Through that plot and the actual historical figures she integrates into the story, King also addresses issues of gender identity and sexual preference in the Jazz Age, a theme also present in another of my recent reads.

This one begins with Russell and Holmes relaxing at their Sussex home, but quickly picks up speed as Mary answers a plea from an old friend to help locate her aunt, gone missing from the dreaded insane asylum Bedlam. Before long the plot has the couple in Venice, where Sherlock assists Mary in hunting down Aunt Vivian, while also performing reconnaissance on the growing power of Benito Mussolini's Blackshirts on behalf of his politico brother Mycroft. The two themes coincide (of course!) with the assistance of Cole Porter and Elsa Maxwell, whose gifts for music and party-giving, respectively, become cornerstones of the plot.

I'm now only two books behind in the series, and based on a bit of foreshadowing of upcoming plots and themes, I'm looking forward to catching up. These books are just a lot of fun. ( )
  BarbKBooks | Aug 15, 2022 |
I have to admit that having Mary Russell's old friend Veronica Beaconsfield making an appearance in this book brought back a lot of fond memories from the earlier books. Yeah, I got nostalgic and all remembering Mary and Veronica's school days not to mention the religious sect "The New Temple of God" that Veronica was involved with that turned out to be quite an adventure for Mary.

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  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
I have to admit that having Mary Russell's old friend Veronica Beaconsfield making an appearance in this book brought back a lot of fond memories from the earlier books. Yeah, I got nostalgic and all remembering Mary and Veronica's school days not to mention the religious sect "The New Temple of God" that Veronica was involved with that turned out to be quite an adventure for Mary.

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  MaraBlaise | Jul 23, 2022 |
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"Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes untangle the slippery threads of insanity and deadly secrets as they investigate a disappearance in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today." A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous few weeks--with a bloody murder, a terrible loss, and startling revelations about Holmes--Russell is feeling a bit unbalanced herself. The last thing she wants is to deal with the mad, and yet, she can't say no. The Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, yet she seemed to be improving--or at least, finding a point of balance in her madness. So why did she disappear? Did she take the family's jewels with her, or did someone else? The Bedlam nurse, perhaps? The trail leads Russell and Holmes through a lunatic asylum's stony halls to the warm Venice lagoon, where ethereal beauty is jarred by Mussolini's Blackshirts, where the gilded Lido set may be tempting a madwoman, and where Cole Porter sits at a piano, playing with ideas.."--

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