This time, she gets involved with a silent movie crew, under cover as the producer´s assistant, or general dogsbody. (Imagine the rational logic of Russell put up against the artistic temperament of actors and you can sense the comedic potential, can´t you?) Criminal activity seem to follow in the footsteps of this Brittish producer-director team (Flytte Films - "Flyttes of Fancy!") and Scotland Yard and Lestrade are concerned. Or, the investors are concerned (the Palace, no less). And perhaps Mycroft is lurking behind it all, the most concerned of them all. Since their last adventure, Mary is very resentful towards him and he has to be indirect and manipulative to get her to even "cross the street for him". I hope they become friends again, I like Mycroft very much.
|A piratical sort of vessel at Charlestown, UK, last summer.|
And, to my great relief, another book is on it´s way. In the fall, "Garment of Shadows" will be available to brighten up our lives. I can see myself by the pool in Fuerteventura (yes, we are planning to escape the deep winter blues of Lapland) on Christmas Day, chuckling over Russell&Holmes.