A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

By Laurie R. King

Losing interest with kinfolk existence, Mary Russell follows Sherlock Holmes to London, the place she meets a former Oxford classmate and turns into interested in a secret that locations her in a collaboration with Holmes. by way of the writer of The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Tour.

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Cocaine, of course. They all use cocaine. He goes to these parties—they last all night, a weekend, even longer. Once he took me to a fancy-dress party where the whole house was made over to look like an opium den, including the pipes. I couldn’t bear the smell and so had to leave. He took me home and then went back. ” I was mildly surprised. Heroin had been developed only a couple of years before I was born, and in 1920 it was nowhere near as commonplace as cocaine or opium or even its parent drug, morphine.

He gave me half of his stale roll and a great deal of advice, and when I left, I handed him a five-pound note. He looked after me awestruck, as at the vision of the Divine Presence. The city dozed fitfully for a few short hours, insomniac amidst the tranquil winter countryside of southern England. There were no stars. I walked and breathed it in, and felt I had never been in London before. Never seen my fellowman before. Never felt the blood in my veins before. At five o’clock, the signs of morning were under way.

Of course it’s me, Ronnie,” I said, cheerfully ungrammatical. ” I gestured with one hand and nearly hit an enormous navvy coming out of the cafe. He growled at me, I apologised, and he rolled his shoulders and strode off, allowing me to live. Ronnie giggled. “You still do that, I see, dressing like a man. ’ ” I recited. ” “Dear old Aristophanes,” she agreed. ” she asked. ” She giggled, as if I had made a joke. I went on. “I had a much rougher time of it once during the War, with a determined old lady who tried to give me a white feather.

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