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Andrea K Höst

Australian writer of science fiction and fantasy.
Garment of Shadows - Laurie R. King Mary Russell, past mislaid, wakes in the city of Fez in Morocco. It is 1925, she is dressed as a man, has a head injury, and French soldiers appear to be hunting her.The Mary Russell stories have moved from mystery more to intrigue and adventure, but they're exceptionally well done visitations into the past. In this case King inserts Holmes and Russell into a rebellion which laid the groundwork for the passing of colonialism. The politics are complex, but the pace is nicely maintained, and the conclusion satisfying on the personal level, while making clear that the characters are but small players in the grand sweep of events.