Pirate King (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes)

by Laurie R. King | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0749040688 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 10/20/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 20, 2014
In England's young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. Nevertheless, at the request of Scotland Yard, Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate rumors of criminal activities that swirl around Fflytte's popular movie studio. So Russell is traveling undercover to Portugal, along with the film crew that is gearing up to shoot a cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King. Based on Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, the project will either set the standard for moviemaking for a generation . . . or sink a boatload of careers.

Nothing seems amiss until the enormous company starts rehearsals in Lisbon, where the thirteen blond-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is bemusedly chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. But when the crew embarks for Morocco and the actual filming, Russell feels a building storm of trouble: a derelict boat, a film crew with secrets, ominous currents between the pirates, decks awash with budding romance - and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering only to their dangerous outlaw leader. Plus, there's a spy on board. Where can Sherlock Holmes be? As movie make-believe becomes true terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may experience a final fadeout.

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Wishlist Tag Game, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (3/4/2015 UTC) at Wishlist Tag Game, By Post -- Controlled Releases


Sending off as part of a package for the UK Wish list tag game - its not actually a wish list book but fits the request of " historical mysteries".....hope its okay :-)

Journal Entry 3 by millycat at Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 08, 2015
A new author & series for me - but I love the period it's set in, so it looks like a great choice. Many thanks, Plum-crazy.

Journal Entry 4 by millycat at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 05, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/5/2018 UTC) at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


Handing over some books to Nu-knees!

Journal Entry 5 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 06, 2018
This is one of around half a dozen books I was given by millycat during a lovely day out with our husbands in an unexpectedly sunny Knaresborough yesterday. Perhaps Spring is here at last!
I might read one or two of them before rereleasing - but probably not this one as my comments on The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, the only other novel I've read by the author, are fairly scathingly anti . . . .
Thanks anyway, lass. Good to see you again!

Journal Entry 6 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Thirsk Garden Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/22/2018 UTC) at Thirsk Garden Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


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