Next Year’s Memoir — Dreaming Spies

I have been sent the cover art for the upcoming volume of my memoirs, which has been given the whimsical title of Dreaming Spies (http://www NULL.laurierking NULL.com/books/mary-russell/dreaming-spies-2015#more-9640). The story takes place in two times and in two settings (three, if one counts the shipboard travel). The first setting is in Japan during the spring of 1924, when Holmes and I were asked to assist in a case for the Emperor of Japan. The other portions describe events of a year later, upon my entry into my adopted home of Oxford in April, 1925.

Hence their choice of title, which blends the case’s elements of far-Eastern espionage with the sentiments of Matthew Arnold when speaking of the city by the Isis:

…that sweet city with her dreaming spires…

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