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Laurie R. King, Island of the Mad

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Laurie R. King, Island of the Mad

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes beloved and best-selling author Laurie R. King back to the store for a reading and signing of her new novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Island of the Mad.

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…
LAURIE R. KING is the award-winning, bestselling author of fourteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and many acclaimed stand-alone novels such as FollyTouchstoneThe Bones of Paris, and Lockdown. She lives in Northern California, where she is at work on her next Mary Russell mystery.

 

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins.

Island of the Mad: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)

By Laurie R. King

$28.00

ISBN: 9780804177962

Availability: Coming Soon – Available for Pre-Order Now

Published: Bantam – June 12th, 2018

Island of Mad—GET IT SIGNED!

$28.00

SKU: S9780804177962

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If you cannot attend this event, you can still have a copy of Island of Madsigned at the event. Books must be paid for in advance and can either be shipped or held for pick-up in the store. Internet orders must be placed by Monday, June 11th. After that, please call the store to inquire about signed editions.

Most authors will be happy to add a name to their signature, but this service is at their discretion and isn’t guaranteed.

Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/laurie-r-king-island-mad

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Bookshop Santa Cruz
Phone:
831-423-0900
Website:
http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com

Venue

Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Phone:
831-423-0900
Website:
http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com