Misbehaving. The fifteenth installment in the Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie R. King is titled, Island of the Mad. A friend asks Mary to find a missing Aunt, and clues lead her to Venice. Meanwhile, Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, wants some reliable intelligence about the rise of the Fascists in Italy. The mystery is well-plotted, the settings perfectly described and the whimsy always pleasant. In Venice, there are costumes and masks, and Sherlock ends up meeting and playing with Cole Porter. In the spirit of “anything goes” the hijinks are delightful, and I was well-entertained during the time spent reading this novel.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)
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