A Case of Correspondence: Part Eleven

A series of communications (employing means as varied as re-used post cards and the agony columns of the Times) has come to light between Mary Russell and Other Important People, which will be revealed during the Twenty Weeks of Buzz. It follows the 1992 (not a typo!) tale published last year as MyStory (or, The Case of the Ravening Sherlockians.) The current saga posts in its legible version Wednesdays on Russell’s MySpace blog, then as the original documents Fridays here on Mutterings. To review the story, follow the sequence here.

Many of the messages seem to have been delivered by messenger service or in envelopes since lost—unfortunate for the sake of our research, but perhaps understandable when one considers the momentous gravity of matters at stake.

(I should mention that the full significance of the story will not become clear until one has read The God of the Hive, available in April–although members of the Virtual Book Club are debating it nonetheless…)

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  1. La Donna on March 13, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Oooh … so did Russell force the revelations about Sir Colin McColl and MI6?? And is this “M” McColl?? Enquiring minds want to know … and can’t wait for April to roll around. And GOTH had better answer a whole lot of questions and the next book we are not going to play “25 weeks of whatever” because my blood pressure just can’t take it!! Better go have another cup of tea and a lie down.

  2. Meredith T on March 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I have to say that we sorta made Laurie promise at Left Coast Crime that there would NOT be a 25 weeks of something. I have to be able to fit the rest of life in Somewhere, little bits of stuff though it might be.

    Hope the tea and a nice darkened room were helpful, La Donna. 🙂 Meredith

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