A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Description: Mystery. Romantic wary circling. Theological canoodle. It’s 1921 and the series main character has come of age.
Each book in the Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series has it’s own charm.
Monstrous Regiment is about taking that first step on the path of your life. In more ways than one.
The title of the book comes from a diatribe by John Knox against Mary Queen of Scotts and her mother as women rulers. Each chapter begins with a quote by some past thinker going on about how women should be small.
Mary isn’t small. Neither in mind or frame. Here, she comes into the world of Women’s Suffrage as her paths cross with a magnetic woman preacher, of no theological background, but much mystery. Mysticism.
Suffrage. Being able to vote for yourself. Being considered an adult. Being able to decide.
Mary stands at the cross roads here. London and detection and Holmes. The cloister of Oxford’s university halls. The downs with her farm.
What to do and how to do and why.
And lest I forget, there’s drug runners, and murderers, and miracles, oh my.