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O Jerusalem
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
12 posts | 23 read | 5 to read
Entering British-occupied Palestine in 1918, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes soon find themselves engaged in a desperate mission for His Majesty's government, accompanied by two mysterious Arab figures and pursued by murderous strangers.
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Gnora
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Mehso-so

So I really, really liked this book. But I can also fully admit it is the weakest in the series thus far, hence the so-so rating. While I ate it up, I could see where others would outright pan it.

Interestingly, this is the 666th book I have logged as read on my Goodreads since I started the account back in March of 2011! You can find me on Goodreads @gnora

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AbbaZabba02
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
Panpan

Book 95 of the year, finished Nov 13, audio

I listened to the end of this 3 times before I finally gave up. I just couldn't understand what was happening. How did they know that was the bad guy? Where was the chain of logic? Why are the brothers such assholes? Just not a good book. I reccomended you skip this one all together, pretend it doesn't exist and enjoy the rest of the series.

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AbbaZabba02
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Still struggling through this one. It's really just not holding my interest the way all the other Mary Russell books have and I don't know why. I really want it to be good and it's just not.

At least I've got a fresh baked cookie, a glass of wine, and this furry face to keep me company.

#DogsofLitsy

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AbbaZabba02
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King

I am struggling with this book. I want to finish it, but for some reason I just can't stay focused on the story the way I could with the other Mary Russell stories. I either doze off or my mind wanders and I have to rewind.

I really hope that the adventure picks up speed soon.

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Plaidsticks
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Pickpick

I think this was my favorite so far and I‘m super impatient now to start the next (need to finish the kids car audiobook first). I don‘t know how much is historically accurate, but enjoyed the new setting of early 20th century Palestine. #cottoncandyreads (also, finished all those on the same day!)

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thea-block
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Pickpick

This was a break from the normal setting for Russell and Holmes, but a beautiful and engaging one, at that. Plenty of mystery and glib comments, but also some important character development here for Russell especially. And I see that the secondary characters come back in the next book - which is exciting!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StephanieMarie
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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#24in48 Well I didn't get as much read as I wanted to but I can't stay awake anymore. Off to bed!

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StephanieMarie
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Starting #24in48 off with some snuggles! #catsoflitsy 😻

CareBear Beautiful kitty! 😻 11mo
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ElenaBaer
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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An adventure with just enough history to be intriguing. Sherlock Holmes. Mary Russell. Reminds me a little bit of the DaVinci code with its history backdrop. I am having a hard time getting my chores done this weekend. The only thing I don‘t like is that I didn‘t realize the publication order does not mean you are reading the tales chronologically.

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MargaretPinardAuthor
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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‘The significance of the children of Israel‘s sojourn in the desert is that forty years brought about the disappearance of the 1st generation & the growth of the next, that had not known humiliation in Egypt.‘ The Muqaddimah, Ibn Khaldun
From Laurie King's Beekeeper series, a good platform from which to call out: Any #readers/#writers going to the #Historical Novel Society conference, in #Portland this year? My 1st time--I'd

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MJSanty
O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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#SetInTheMiddleEast #MayBookFlowers This book is from the Mary Russel series. It follows Ms. Russel and her mentor Sherlock Holmes as they traverse Palestine just after WWI in search of a spy and saboteur. This book not only is a source for famous locations and persons, but is also a fairly accurate portrayal of Bedouin life for that time period. I would recommend this series to everyone even if you are not a fan of Holmes stories #IamSherlocked