Justice Hall

Justice Hall

By Laurie R. King

Bantam Books, Paperback, 9780553381719, 331pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009

Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door literally.
It's a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it's not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, "Justicia fortitudo mea est: " Righteousness is my strength.
A trail of ominous clues leads Holmes and Russell from an English hamlet to fashionable Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. But as the moment of reckoning approaches, will justice be done or have they been lured straight into an elusive killer's perfectly baited trap?

About the Author
Laurie R. King is the Edgar Award-winning author of the Kate Martinelli novels and the acclaimed Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mysteries, as well as a few stand-alone novels. "The Beekeeper's Apprentice", the first in her Mary Russell series, was nominated for an Agatha Award and was named one of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. "A Monstrous Regiment of Women" won the Nero Wolfe Award. She has degrees in theology, and besides writing she has also managed a coffee store and raised children, vegetables and the occasional building. She lives in northern California.

Praise For Justice Hall

“Fascinating.”—Orlando Sentinel

"A spellbinding mystery...superb."—Washington Post

"Audacious...Mary Russell is never less than fascinating company."—Los Angeles Times