Susan Hated Literature

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12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir] by dir. by

In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a…

The Artist dir. by

It is the era of silent films and George Valentin is a star. Crowds greet his films with delight and…

Black Swan dir. by

Nina Sayers is a ballerina in the New York Ballet. She lives with her mother, and her whole live revolves…

A letter of Mary by

The more I read of this series the more I come to love the characters, and indeed the whole set-up. Mary Russell is such a believable character, and King’s Holmes is just perfect.

The mystery at the heart of this novel concerns the death of Dorothy Ruskin. An archaeologist working in Jerusalem, she met up with Russell and Holmes when they travelled the area back in book one. In this book she comes to visit them, bringing with her an exquisite wooden box which contains a parchment on which is written a letter, from Mary of Magdala to her sister. Was it really written by the infamous Mary Magdalen? And was the car accident that killed her really an accident?

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