By Laurie R. King

It really is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are having fun with the summer time jointly on their Sussex property once they are visited through an outdated buddy, leave out Dorothy Ruskin, an archaeologist simply back from Palestine. She leaves of their security an old manuscript which turns out to trace on the threat that Mary Magdalene used to be an apostle--an artifact sure to fan the flames of a typhoon of biblical proportions within the Christian institution. while Ruskin is without warning killed in a sad coincidence, Russell and Holmes locate themselves at the path of a fiendishly smart assassin. Brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and remarkable Holmesian deductions.

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In addition, the second sheet contained a separate list of proper names opposite which were the days of the week. At the bottom of the second sheet, in a space by itself, was the single notation: 9:15. Another hour went by as Frank puzzled over the strange letter. "Looks like a school report card," the thought occurred to him over and over again. '' Then he shrugged. " From somewhere below his room came the cheery sound of a dinner gong. " A good idea,'' Frank muttered. " A woman at the next table in the dining room started a conversation about the slow service.

He's no cowboy, that's sure," Joe muttered as Jake seated himself again and came toward them. " "And I'll tell you something else," said Kelly, as the man now rode stiffly past them, looking neither to right nor to left. "He shore ain't from around here. You can tell by the way he sits. '' Just then Jake pulled up and dismounted in a flurry of lather. "You shore made him sweat," Kelly observed with a dark look. "I did not hurt him, he's tough," snorted Jake. " "Wonderful," returned Joe with an obvious note of sarcasm in his voice.

Have to go now, Dad," he said. "One minute," came his father's voice again. "I'll have a plainclothesman wearing a hlack and white check tie at each of your other stops. '' Bushing from the booth the boy was just in time to get aboard the ship. The hostess smiled chidingly as he slid into his seat. Joe's wry smile rapidly faded into an expression of keen interest as Frank recounted his talk with their father. " he said under his breath. " warned Frank. '' From the tilt on our friend's head he may be listening.

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