Dy's Take

March 12, 2010

The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King

Filed under: Historical Fiction,Mystery — Dy @ 13:52

( 17) a Kate Martinelli book

This was supposed to be an interwoven tale of Kate Martinelli AND Mary Russell.  Alas, not so. Russell was left out and the parts in the past were filled in by Holmes in first person and well, Holmes is Holmes and there’s a reason he was only the narrator of the stories that featured him–he’s an unsympathetic and supercilious character. King’s Holmes is less so than Doyle’s but still pretty obnoxious.

It wasn’t a bad book, just not the book the press about it led me to expect. I liked Martinelli, just not enough to read the rest of the series, I prefer Russell.

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