The Game (Mary Russell novel)

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The Game
The Game Mary Russell novel.jpg
Author Laurie R. King
Country United States
Language English
Series Mary Russell
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher United States St. Martin's Press
Publication date
2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-553-80194-5
OCLC 52948593
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3561.I4813 G36 2004
Preceded by Justice Hall
Followed by Locked Rooms

The Game is the seventh book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King, which focuses on the adventures of Russell and her partner and, later, husband, an aging Sherlock Holmes.

Plot[edit]

Kimball O'Hara, the "Kim" of the famous Rudyard Kipling novel, has disappeared. Fearing a geopolitical crisis in the making, Mycroft Holmes sends his brother and Mary to India to uncover what happened. En route, they encounter the insufferable Tom Goodheart—a wealthy young American who has embraced Communism—traveling with his mother and sister to visit his maharaja friend, Jumalpandra ("Jimmy"), an impossibly rich and charming ruler of the (fictional) Indian state of Khanpur. With some local intelligence supplied by Geoffrey Nesbit, an English agent taught by Kim, and accompanied by Bindra, a resourceful orphan, the couple travel incognito as native magicians. Ultimately, their journey intersects with the paths of the Goodhearts, Jimmy, and the enigmatic Kim.

Timeline[edit]

The book takes place in the early weeks of 1924, a few weeks after the events of Justice Hall.

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