A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015004

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn.

Die Apostelin

Ein Fall für Mary und Sherlock

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732536149

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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England, 1923: Mary Russell und Sherlock Holmes haben geheiratet und leben in den Sussex Downs. Doch die Ruhe ist nicht von langer Dauer: Sie bekommen Besuch von der Archäologin Dorothy Ruskin, die in Palästina eine geheimnisvolle Pergamentrolle entdeckt hat. Der Inhalt ist höchst brisant, denn die Schrift enthält Informationen über die biblische Maria Magdalena und führt schnell zu Unruhen in der christlichen Glaubensgemeinschaft. Als Ruskin plötzlich stirbt, wird es auch für Mary und Sherlock gefährlich. Denn der kaltblütige Mörder heftet sich jetzt an ihre Fersen ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. "Laurie King hat eine wundervoll originelle und unterhaltsame Geschichte geschrieben, die zugleich witzig, herzergreifend und spannend ist." -Booklist

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe

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Author: S. Jansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230602118

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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In The Monstrous Regiment of Women , Sharon Jansen explores the case for and against female rule by examining the arguments made by theorists from Sir John Fortescue (1461) through Bishop Bossuet (1680) interweaving their arguments with references to the most well-known early modern queens. The 'story' of early modern European political history looks very different if, instead of focusing on kings and their sons, we see successive generations of powerful women and the shifting political alliances of the period from a very different, and revealing, perspective.

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Sharon L. Jansen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312213411

Category: History

Page: 311

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Sharon L. Jansen reads the past in new ways by constructing a counter-narrative, focusing on the stories of women.

Das Moor von Baskerville

Ein Fall für Mary und Sherlock

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732536181

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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England, 1924: Im schaurigen Dartmoor treiben angeblich ein einäugiger Hund und eine Kutsche aus Knochen ihr Unwesen. Sherlock Holmes und seine Frau Mary Russell nehmen die Ermittlungen auf und werden mit ihrem vielleicht mysteriösesten Fall konfrontiert. Am Tatort finden sie nicht nur einen Goldschatz, sondern auch eine Leiche ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. “Durch und durch unterhaltsam ... ein lebendiges Abenteuer in der besten intellektuellen Gesellschaft.” The New York Times Book Review

Weiberregiment

Ein Scheibenwelt-Roman

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Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641097398

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Das bettelarme Borograwien bringt die einzige Großmacht der Scheibenwelt gegen sich auf, das ferne Ankh-Morpork. Im Tal des Kneck stehen sich die Heere gegenüber, Flüchtlingsströme sind unterwegs, und es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis die Allianz der Feinde den Sieg über Borograwien erringt. Da entschließt sich die junge Polly Perks, heimlich Soldat zu werden, um ihren Bruder Paul aus dem Militär heimzuholen. Und obwohl es in Borograwien streng verboten ist, dass Frauen sich wie Männer kleiden, argwöhnt Polly bald, dass sie nicht der einzige weibliche Soldat ist ...

The Mary Russell Series Books 2-4

A Monstrous Regiment of Women; A Letter of Mary; The Moor

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250130972

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Collected in one volume, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, A Letter of Mary, and The Moor, featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell, by New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King. A Monstrous Regiment of Women It is 1921. Mary Russell is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Her attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? A Letter of Mary It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and Sherlock Holmes are visited by an old friend, an archaeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient, controversial manuscript. When their friend is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. The Moor In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons Mary Russell to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. There have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband—and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.

First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women

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Author: Eric McCormack

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9780143016076

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Andrew Halfnight, whose life, part dream, part nightmare, begins with a mother s tragic choice and ends with a lover s embrace. In between he experiences tempests at sea, on land and in the mind; and relatives who kill for love and lovers who sacrifice their bodies; as all the while he moves ever closer to the central mystery of his and all existence."

The Mary Russell Series Books 1-4

The Beekeeper's Apprentice; A Monstrous Regiment of Women; A Letter of Mary; The Moor

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466866039

Category: Fiction

Page: 1328

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Collected in one volume, the first four novels featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell by New York Times-bestselling author Laurie R. King. The Beekeeper's Apprentice In 1915, Sherlock Holmes and his fifteen-year-old protege Mary Russell are called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. A Monstrous Regiment of Women It is 1921 and Mary Russell is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Her attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? A Letter of Mary It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and Sherlock Holmes are visited by an old friend, an archaeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient, controversial manuscript. When their friend is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. The Moor In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons Mary Russell to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. There have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.

Short Stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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Author: Elyssa Warkentin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781527508866

Category:

Page: N.A

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Novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, and journalist Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868-1947) was one of the most prolific and bestselling writers of her day. Unlike her contemporary and sometime-rival Agatha Christie, she is now largely unknown and almost entirely out of print. This collection of short stories brings Lowndes's most popular, distinctive, and culturally and artistically significant works of short fiction to modern audiences for the first time. These stories are selected from various periods in Lowndes's writing life, varied publication venues, and different genres. Each demonstrates her subtlety and skill as a story-teller, as well as her pervasive thematic interest in gender issues, the trials of marriage, and the nature of criminality.

A Letter of Mary

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9780312207281

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The third book in the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series. It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King is brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.

Monstrous Regiment

The Story of the Women of the First World War

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Author: David J. Mitchell

Publisher: New York : Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 400

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The Beekeeper's Apprentice

or, On the Segregation of the Queen

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429936507

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries, The Beekeeper's Apprentice. In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes mysteries is "wonderfully original and entertaining . . . absorbing from beginning to end" (Booklist).

Monstrous Regiment

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Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408117258

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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A new stage adaptation of one of Pratchett's best-selling novels The Monstrous Regiment in question is made up of a vampire (reformed and off the blood, thank you), a troll, Igor (who is only too happy to sew you a new leg if you aren't too particular about previous ownership), a collection of misfits and a young woman discovers that a pair of socks shoved down her pants is a good way to open up doors in a man's army. "One of the funniest English authors alive" (Independent)

The Political Writings of John Knox

The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women and Other Selected Works

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Author: John Knox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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