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Irene At Large [Download] ➵ Irene At Large ➾ Carole Nelson Douglas – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Note Later editions were titled A Soul of SteelIn Douglas s third Irene Adler mystery, Irene observes a stranger in Oriental garb fall poisoned at the feet of Nell Huxliegh, Irene s very proper friend Note Later editions were titled A Soul of SteelIn Douglas s third Irene Adler mystery, Irene observes a stranger in Oriental garb fall poisoned at the feet of Nell Huxliegh, Irene s very proper friend and narrator Despite his garb, he is an Englishman, and reveals as he recovers that he has returned after years in Afghanistan in order to warn Dr Watson that his life is in danger The mystery soon leads Irene At PDF/EPUB ² Irene toB Baker St.


10 thoughts on “Irene At Large

  1. Goose Goose says:

    I was concerned that this book started in Afghanistan with two men using silly codenames I shouldn t have been worried Book three in this very enjoyable series continues the adventures of Irene Adler, Miss Nell Huxleigh, and Godfrey Norton, Irene s husband A character from the past of Miss Huxleigh is the driving force of this mystery and I say Yay TheMiss Huxleigh is used in these adventures, theI enjoy the book Dr.John Watson and his wife, Mary also play an important part wh I was concerned that this book started in Afghanistan with two men using silly codenames I shouldn t have been worried Book three in this very enjoyable series continues the adventures of Irene Adler, Miss Nell Huxleigh, and Godfrey Norton, Irene s husband A character from the past of Miss Huxleigh is the driving force of this mystery and I say Yay TheMiss Huxleigh is used in these adventures, theI enjoy the book Dr.John Watson and his wife, Mary also play an important part which adds to the pleasure If you haven t started reading this series, and you are a fan of historical mysteries, start now Can t wait to get my hands on the fourth book


  2. Jan Jan says:

    I really like Sherlock related stories I much prefer Laurie King s books.


  3. Phylisha Stone Phylisha Stone says:

    4.5 stars


  4. Carl Carl says:

    If you love Sherlock Holmes and Victorian mystery, you will most assuredly enjoy Carole Nelson Douglas Irene At Large This is the third tale which Douglas has crafted using Doyle s Irene Adler as a central character How interesting and enjoyable it is to see Adler developed into an evendynamic, complex character here the creative mind of Douglas gives us a deeper look at Irene Adler, who was one of the few people and the only woman to thwart Sherlock Holmes The story is told by Pene If you love Sherlock Holmes and Victorian mystery, you will most assuredly enjoy Carole Nelson Douglas Irene At Large This is the third tale which Douglas has crafted using Doyle s Irene Adler as a central character How interesting and enjoyable it is to see Adler developed into an evendynamic, complex character here the creative mind of Douglas gives us a deeper look at Irene Adler, who was one of the few people and the only woman to thwart Sherlock Holmes The story is told by Penelope Huxleigh Adler s Dr Watson who was enjoyable as a character and a narrator The pairing of these two dissimilar characters, the ultra respectable, country parson s daughter Penelope with the Bohemian Irene, the do as I want to do, convention breaking, smoking and drinking American singer, provides for delightful situations and an evolving friendship which moves from book to book However, although Penelope s character does change, she does remain a delightful and at times frustrating foil to the shrewd Irene.Douglas cleverly picks elements from Doyle s Holmes books and develops them into her own web of mystery In Irene At Large, she develops two major strands from Doyle first and foremost, an explanation of Watson s war wound and then the background of Col Sebastian Moran, Moriarty s right hand man Holmes fans will recognize Col Sebastian Moran from the short story The Adventure of the Empty House Holmes once described Moran as the second most dangerous man in London the most dangerous Professor Moriarty The prologue hints at treachery in the 1880 Afghanistan campaign Holmes fans should recognize the reference to Dr Watson s past Irene, her husband, and her confidante Nell Huxleigh are living in self imposed exile in Paris, when a poorly dressed stranger approaches them and is found to be poisoned The poisoned stranger turns out to be Quentin Stanhope, an old acquaintance from Nell s past After another attempt on his life, Quentin vanishes And now the game is afoot, or perhaps we should say, the game is a cobra as deadly snakes are used to kill several people from Paris to London.Douglas Irene Adler series are clever and enjoyable the characterization is exceptional Here Douglas has not just attempted to re tell or recreate the character of Holmes, rather, she has carefully developed Adler and others from Doyle s works and made them her own Carol Nelson Douglas has created an exceptional series of detective novels based on Irene Adler I really like this series and I strongly recommend them to you or to any fan of Holmes


  5. Carl Carl says:

    If you love Sherlock Holmes and Victorian mystery, you will most assuredly enjoy Carole Nelson Douglas Irene At Large This is the third tale which Douglas has crafted using Doyle s Irene Adler as a central character How interesting and enjoyable it is to see Adler developed into an evendynamic, complex character here the creative mind of Douglas gives us a deeper look at Irene Adler, who was one of the few people and the only woman to thwart Sherlock Holmes The story is told by Pen If you love Sherlock Holmes and Victorian mystery, you will most assuredly enjoy Carole Nelson Douglas Irene At Large This is the third tale which Douglas has crafted using Doyle s Irene Adler as a central character How interesting and enjoyable it is to see Adler developed into an evendynamic, complex character here the creative mind of Douglas gives us a deeper look at Irene Adler, who was one of the few people and the only woman to thwart Sherlock Holmes The story is told by Penelope Huxleigh Adler s Dr Watson who was enjoyable as a character and a narrator The pairing of these two dissimilar characters, the ultra respectable, country parson s daughter Penelope with the Bohemian Irene, the do as I want to do, convention breaking, smoking and drinking American singer, provides for delightful situations and an evolving friendship which moves from book to book However, although Penelope s character does change, she does remain a delightful and at times frustrating foil to the shrewd Irene.Douglas cleverly picks elements from Doyle s Holmes books and develops them into her own web of mystery In Irene At Large, she develops two major strands from Doyle first and foremost, an explanation of Watson s war wound and then the background of Col Sebastian Moran, Moriarty s right hand man Holmes fans will recognize Col Sebastian Moran from the short story The Adventure of the Empty House Holmes once described Moran as the second most dangerous man in London the most dangerous Professor Moriarty The prologue hints at treachery in the 1880 Afghanistan campaign Holmes fans should recognize the reference to Dr Watson s past Irene, her husband, and her confidante Nell Huxleigh are living in self imposed exile in Paris, when a poorly dressed stranger approaches them and is found to be poisoned The poisoned stranger turns out to be Quentin Stanhope, an old acquaintance from Nell s past After another attempt on his life, Quentin vanishes And now the game is afoot, or perhaps we should say, the game is a cobra as deadly snakes are used to kill several people from Paris to London.Douglas Irene Adler series are clever and enjoyable the characterization is exceptional Here Douglas has not just attempted to re tell or recreate the character of Holmes, rather, she has carefully developed Adler and others from Doyle s works and made them her own Carol Nelson Douglas has created an exceptional series of detective novels based on Irene Adler I really like this series and I strongly recommend them to you or to any fan of Holmes


  6. heidi heidi says:

    It really did take me that long to read this book In fact, it flat out blocked me on reading other things for a week, because I was being stubborn and determined to get through it.And the thing that kills me is that there is nothing BAD about this book, it s just that I didn t find it at all engaging.The parts I loved best were the bits about Afganistan That whole thing was very Talbot Mundy, King of the Khyber Rifles In the very lap of Asia lies a land so fierce and desolate if not undefend It really did take me that long to read this book In fact, it flat out blocked me on reading other things for a week, because I was being stubborn and determined to get through it.And the thing that kills me is that there is nothing BAD about this book, it s just that I didn t find it at all engaging.The parts I loved best were the bits about Afganistan That whole thing was very Talbot Mundy, King of the Khyber Rifles In the very lap of Asia lies a land so fierce and desolate if not undefended that were the demons of every faith to collaborate in creating a Hell that would prostrate Christian, Hebrew and Moslem alike in united terror, its name would remain Afghanistan I traveled among strange peoples, learned odd languages and odder customs His eyes fell to the jewel at my throat Rumors abounded of a lost ruby mine in far northeast Afghanistan among a blue eyed, yellow haired people I convinced myself that I was looking for it, that this intriguing treasure was why I stayed The parts I loved least were anything involving the viewpoint character, Penelope There are awesome adventure stories involving practical women, but I think it usually works best if the sensible character has sympathy for why people would want to be adventurous, even if she is working on acomplicated success matrix But Penelope just manages to seem like a wet blanket.I was unmoved by the mystery I thought Irene came off not as smart as she should have All that said, the writing is pretty good, and sometimes wryly amusing If you are a passionate Holmes fan, this might scratch some itches This series came pretty highly recommended to me When that happens, I am always left wondering if the problem is me Lately I ve taken to just accepting that yes, it is, and there are books that fit me better out there.Read if You like practical staid characters You yearn for anything Holmes related You have enjoyed other books in this series.Skip if You are too stubborn to quit books You want the mystery to actually intrigue you.Read instead King of the Khyber Rifles


  7. Steven Peterson Steven Peterson says:

    This is the second work on Irene Adler, solver of mysteries and antagonist of Sherlock Holmes, that I have read Here, we have a tale of treachery in the English war in Afghanistan in the 1880s A spy, Cobra born Quentin Stanhope , discovers a double cross by his superior, Tiger A battle is lost as a result And the plot thickens when, after he is injured, a Dr Watson treats him before being shot in the shoulder.Move to Paris some years later Irene Adler, now married to Godfrey Norton This is the second work on Irene Adler, solver of mysteries and antagonist of Sherlock Holmes, that I have read Here, we have a tale of treachery in the English war in Afghanistan in the 1880s A spy, Cobra born Quentin Stanhope , discovers a double cross by his superior, Tiger A battle is lost as a result And the plot thickens when, after he is injured, a Dr Watson treats him before being shot in the shoulder.Move to Paris some years later Irene Adler, now married to Godfrey Norton and now Mrs Norton , lives with her confederate Penelope Nell Huxleigh She and Godfrey have been declared dead because their names were on the list of passengers of a train that was destroyed in an accident Cobra enters their life and, just as mysteriously, leaves, wishing to find someone to help save Dr Watson s life Irene, clever as always, deduces that this Watson might be Sherlock Holmes associate And we are off to another adventure in this series of books.Irene does her usual job in deception We see historical figures enter the narrative e.g., Sarah Bernhardt Irene, Godfrey, and Nell head to England to try to protect Watson and solve a mystery Their efforts intertwine with those of Holmes himself The end result features cobras, mongooses, deception, and treachery.A nice addition to the series, but the allure of this series has begun to wear off for me However, this volume will be enjoyable for those who like historical mysteries


  8. Orion Orion says:

    Irene At Large is the third in a series of mystery novels based on the career of Irene Adler Norton, a character from one of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle In Doyle s A Scandal In Bohemia Irene Adler outsmarts Holmes and wins his lasting admiration Carol Nelson Douglas has taken this story as the basis for a series of delightful mystery novels that include Holmes and his companion Watson in mysteries that run parallel to the Holmes stories.She has also created a framework Irene At Large is the third in a series of mystery novels based on the career of Irene Adler Norton, a character from one of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle In Doyle s A Scandal In Bohemia Irene Adler outsmarts Holmes and wins his lasting admiration Carol Nelson Douglas has taken this story as the basis for a series of delightful mystery novels that include Holmes and his companion Watson in mysteries that run parallel to the Holmes stories.She has also created a framework for this continued series based on a current day historian Fiona Witherspoon who has supposedly discovered the diaries of Irene s companion Penelope Nell Huxleigh and unpublished memoirs of Dr Watson that she blends into the novels of the series.In this outing the plot takes place around the events of Doyle s story The Naval Treaty Irene and Nell run into an old acquaintance of Nell s, Quentin Stanhope, dressed in Eastern garb, feverish, and quite unkempt When they take him home, an attempt is made on his life As they try to uncover his attacker, they find the answer may lie in events at the British battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan nine years earlier that link Stanhope to Dr Watson and a mysterious spy known as Tiger.This is an excellent story that should appeal to readers familiar with the tales of Sherlock Holmes, but who seek afeminine and feminist point of view on the period and the characters


  9. Kasia James Kasia James says:

    Irene at Large is fanfic before fanfic had a name Taking her prompt from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Carole Nelson Douglas has scooped out the exotic character of Irene Adler and given her her own series of adventures Sherlock Holmes himself and Dr Watson also feature prominently, and I suppose that some die hard fans may take exception to this, but I found that their characters were treated respectfully.The story is narrated by Penelope Huxleigh, conservative companion to Irene, thr Irene at Large is fanfic before fanfic had a name Taking her prompt from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Carole Nelson Douglas has scooped out the exotic character of Irene Adler and given her her own series of adventures Sherlock Holmes himself and Dr Watson also feature prominently, and I suppose that some die hard fans may take exception to this, but I found that their characters were treated respectfully.The story is narrated by Penelope Huxleigh, conservative companion to Irene, through her extensive diary entries, and herein lies one of my first slight niggles with the book I confess that I found Miss Huxleigh rather too school marmish for my taste, and Irene s supposed brilliance and beauty somewhat irritating They didn t really grate on my nerves, but it did make it harder for me to engage with either character.My only other issue was the ending, which had built up to be rather exciting, but then was left a little flat and unresolved.However, overall I enjoyed reading Irene at Large , and towards the end it did become gripping enough that I almost missed my train station stop, which is surely a good recommendation for any novel


  10. Raja99 Raja99 says:

    Rating 9 10This is the third Irene Adler novel by Carole Nelson Douglas I believe that this is the first time I ve read it.Like the previous two novels, this book is longer than I usually prefer, but I enjoyed the wallow this time Perhaps it was better focused than the earlier books, or perhaps I m getting used to the format.As with many Holmes stories by other hands, there are some easter eggs for the reader here, Douglas comes up with an ingenious and funny solution to the problems of Wa Rating 9 10This is the third Irene Adler novel by Carole Nelson Douglas I believe that this is the first time I ve read it.Like the previous two novels, this book is longer than I usually prefer, but I enjoyed the wallow this time Perhaps it was better focused than the earlier books, or perhaps I m getting used to the format.As with many Holmes stories by other hands, there are some easter eggs for the reader here, Douglas comes up with an ingenious and funny solution to the problems of Watson s war wounds, and also throws in a humorous meta moment or two.I look forward to reading the fourth novel after I ve met my other obligations Finished 6 16 08.7 AM EDT 0.02s approximately Related canon works view spoiler A Study in Scarlet The Adventure of the Naval Treaty The Adventure of the Empty House hide spoiler


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