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Publisher's Summary

For years now, readers of the Russell Memoirs have wondered about the tantalizing mentions of Japan. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes had spent three weeks there, between India (The Game) and San Francisco (Locked Rooms). The time has finally come to tell that story.
It is 1925, and Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find...a stone. A stone with a name, which they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan. It is the first indication that the investigation they did for him in 1924 might not be as...complete as they had thought. In Japan there were spies, in Oxford there are dreams. In both places there is a small, dark-haired woman and danger.
©2015 Laurie R. King (P)2015 Recorded Books
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Critic Reviews

"Narrator Jenny Sterlin is required to be nimble of tongue as Sherlock Holmes's wife, Mary Russell, journeys from Oxford to Japan and back to expose a blackmailer and save the honor of Japan's future emperor." ( AudioFile)
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By Amazon Customer on 02-22-15

Haiku and Holmes - A Fine Brew

What made the experience of listening to Dreaming Spies the most enjoyable?

Jenny Sterlin has always been the voice of Mary Russell for me. It's the voice I heard in my head long before I listened to my first LR King via Audible.

What did you like best about this story?

Writing that evokes place and time and remains lyrical and clean.

What does Jenny Sterlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Russell and Holmes come to life through her voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I very nearly did listen to it in all one sitting. Knitted most of a sweater in fact. Will listen again beginning tomorrow.

Any additional comments?

Laurie R. King writes good stores and does meticulous research. This book did not disappoint and I think it's going to be my #2 LRK favorite right behind O Jerusalem

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By Ricky J. on 02-19-15

Superb!

Artfully written and superb descriptions of Japanese culture. The relationship between Holmes and Mary continues to grow.
Totally loved it!

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By Hevpais on 04-19-15

Excellent

Great book, brilliantly narrated by Ms Sterlin, who I find I actually think of as Mary Russell. Lots of twists and turns in this story, and just when you think it is all finished, yet another twist comes along.

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