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Pirate King

Title: Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners): A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author: Laurie R. King
Year First Published: 2012
Page Count: 368
Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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In England's young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. But rumors of criminal activities swirl around his popular movie studio. At the request of Scotland Yard, Mary Russell travels undercover to the set of Fflytte�s latest cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King. Based on Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, the project will either set the standard for moviemaking for a generation . . . or sink a boatload of careers.
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As the company starts rehearsals in Lisbon, the thirteen blond-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. But when the crew embarks for Morocco and the actual filming, Russell senses ominous currents of trouble: a derelict boat, a film crew with many secrets, decks awash with budding romance�and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering only to their outlaw leader. Where can Sherlock Holmes be? As movie make-believe becomes true terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may experience a final fadeout.
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Features Laurie R. King's short story, Beekeepers for Beginners, previously available only as an eBook!

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Profanity Violence Sexual Content
Very little, and that little is comprised of the "traditional" curse words. More violence is threatened than actually occurs.
Characterization Plot Overall Rating
Compelling and realistic characters abound NOt an intricate plot, but an intriguing one. Thoroughly enjoyable.


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Focus Murder Setting Africa
Main Character Female Setting Earth Based
Main Character Amateur Time Period Historical
Main Character Adult Time Period Past
Readability Moderate

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