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Mary's Christmas by Laurie R. King

ieemee's review against another edition

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mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.0


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rebdhar's review

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4.0

If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, you should check out this series, in which Mary Russell collaborates with Holmes. This one is short, with just enough Christmas atmosphere to qualify for a fun read at Christmas.

lsmith36's review

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4.0

A cute aside in the series. I liked the look into Mary’s past, and the story was pretty entertaining. It’s a good one shot to read of listen to in an afternoon.

frakalot's review

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4.0

A fun little story, there's no case here just a bit of Mary's early family life revealed.

hollie313's review

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adventurous mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.0

whitllo's review

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fast-paced

4.0

tamaranr's review

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4.0

Interesting little story about Mary Russell's childhood.

corrie's review

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4.0

My very first book this year is a short story in the highly regarded Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series by award winning mystery writer Laurie R. King. My late partner (a great Holmes aficionado) absolutely loved this series and so I have promised myself this year to dive in and see what all the fuss is about ;-)

And we are off to a marvelous start! Even though the story is short, it gives me an idea of what’s in store for me. In Mary's Christmas we go back to Mary Russell’s youth, where she recalls a particular Christmas when scoundrel and black sheep of the family, Uncle Jake, came to visit Mary, her parents and younger brother Levi. It was very charming and I am looking forward to learn more about Mary Russell, her adventures and her relationship with Sherlock Holmes.

4 stars

murderbydeath's review

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3.0

A quick short story that doesn't seem to really need to be read before or after any of the books beyond book 2 or 3 (they are obviously married here). Not at all Christmassy, but entertaining, as Mary tells Holmes about one of her more colorful relatives and her first stroll down the less law-abiding side of life.

pers's review

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3.0

Not as engaging as King's other short Mary Russell story, Beekeeping for Beginners.
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