I've finished a few books since last I posted, but I haven't felt like posting. Too many trying things going on. I thought I should at least post about this book, The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King. I like the series, although there was at least one that left me cold.
The Murder of Mary Russell starts out with Mary alone in their house. A man comes to the door and says he's looking for Mrs. Hudson. Mary's uneasy about him, something doesn't feel right. As she returns from getting tea, he confronts her with a gun.
Mrs. Hudson and Holmes return to find Mary gone and blood on the floor. What has happened to Mary?
The book then tells Mrs. Hudson's backstory - which, for me, went into too much detail and went on too long. That's about the first 1/3 of the book. I resorted to skimming. I got the idea, Mrs. Hudson and her relationship to Holmes were not what we thought. Her past has come back to haunt her - and Sherlock.