Russell, Holmes and Transylvania, oh my!

Castle Shade: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

By: Laurie R. King

Rating: 5 of 5

This series is one of my favorites. I always look forward to seeing a new book by Ms. King which features Russell and Holmes.

I enjoyed this book and laughed quite a lot as I read the first third. While there are usually bits of humor tucked into the Russell stories, this one had a bit more than usual.

It was also different in that, throughout the book, we were treated to Holme’s investigation when he was not with Russell. It made for a nice change of pace as I read my way through the book. I had to fight with myself to put it down so I could savor it for three days instead of a marathon read in a single one.

It was interesting to be treated to the (dramatized) history of Roumania and especially Transylvania. Oh my, shades of Dracula, which was mentioned a time or two or maybe even more often.

The only problem with finishing the book was that I now have to wait for the next one to be published. During the meantime, I am treating myself and my husband to listening to the audio versions of the earlier books.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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