Mary & Sherlock, the Christmas War

As BookBub may have told you, there’s a special deal on the US e-book of Mary Russell’s War

As you probably know, Russell’s War would be an ideal present for this time of year since there are two, yes two, Christmas stories. One is about Russell’s childhood memories, and the other is all the way up in 1925—which, yes, is slightly ahead of where the books themselves take you. So, spoiler: Russell and Holmes don’t die in the remainder of 1925. Probably.

You can find them for your Kindle, Nook, Apple, or Kobo. Enjoy!


  1. susan on December 22, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    if you do not have this collection, you need to have it! the stories (as always) are wonderful!

    and when Russell decides to walk a different path from her farm that day….i wanted to shout “hurry!”

    both Christmas stories are great…no more comment on that, read them for yourself….

  2. Marilyn Armstrong on December 22, 2017 at 7:16 pm


  3. Nena Troutman on December 23, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Will this be in print? I still like to read my books the old fashioned way:)

  4. Don Boose on January 3, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    I just finished reading Mary Russell’s War with great pleasure, but I am confused by the introduction to “Stately Holmes.” The reference to “The Mazarin Stone” led me to re-read that story, and I can find no reference to Christmas or a goose. What am I missing?

    • Laurie King on January 3, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Oh good heavens, did I say Mazarin Stone? How idiotic of me, it’s in The Blue Carbuncle, of course. Thanks for letting me know–I’ll let them know for future editions. And, apologies for leading you into a dead end!

      • Don Boose on January 3, 2018 at 10:41 pm

        Many thanks for that fast and satisfying reply. And thanks for all your wonderful books. I am now off to re-read “The Blue Carbuncle.”

  5. Jillian on January 5, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I was given a copy of the for Christmas and I read it in two sittings. The stories were wonderful, and even the ones I’d read previously held me in their grasp. Thank you again, Mrs. King, for filling so many hours with suspense and delight. I’ve never found a character (or perhaps, a person?) in a book that I’ve cherished as much as one Mary Russell. She has surpassed her husband in my bookish heart.

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