Thursday, July 16, 2015

This seems fairly ominous

This is the cover art of the next Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery by Laurie R. King, due out next year.  


Whether it means that Mary Russell gets murdered or commits murder, I have no idea.  I'm not very fond of either option.

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  1. I want to say that the premise of the stories makes it highly unlikely that she'll die...but one can never be sure, I guess....

    Although I can't say I won't be cross about it if it happens ;)

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    1. I know, Hayden. I feel like, nah, no way LRK would kill off a character in the 14th book in the series... but ACD killed Holmes.

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  2. Someone probably dies who was mistaken for Mary Russell.

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    1. or they have to fake her death...

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    2. I'm hoping it's a Reichenbach Falls scenario.

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  3. If you ACTUALLY intended to murder your main character I shouldn't think you would blatantly advertise it on the front of your book. Takes away all the suspense.

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    1. On the other hand, I am way more hyper about this book than I have been about any of her previous releases, so I kinda think it's working.

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    2. Right. This is probably an attempt to convince the reading public that she DOES intend to murder the main character--thereby inducing them to buy the book in a panic, only to discover that the main character never actually gets killed at all.

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  4. Fascinating! I know nothing about the books, but I would definitely pick up a book with this cover if I saw it!

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    1. Hee. I know -- it's a great cover, isn't it?

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