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Today’s photo is a bit of a cheat, since it’s not a place Russell actually enters in the story, although it is mentioned. She is following a trio of English women through the medina, one of whom is named Ivy:

Then Ivy noticed that the object brushing her shoulder was the lower lip of a camel’s skinned head, hanging before a butcher’s shop. The doorbell-clock was instantly forgotten, and the guide made haste to lead them towards a nearby madrassa—here it was pronounced madersa—that was open to English ladies. As they went past him, he shot me a hard glance. From here on out, following them would require a great deal more effort.

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  1. C Clarke says:

    Looking forward to the latest installment in the adventures of Russell and Holmes. The perfect excuse for tea and scones.

  2. Gail Youngblood says:

    I’ve read the posted chapter and am so looking forward to the book. Great photo! I can see that one motivation for writing about certain locations would be the great need to visit them…..

  3. Absolutely loved the second excerpt! Can’t wait to read the rest!!

  4. Anne Lape says:

    That mosaic work is just beautiful. I can’t wait to visit Morocco with Russell and Holmes.

  5. Wow! That’s gorgeous! I love the detailed tiles and the raised pattern on the doors-and that there are small doors in the larger doors for easier access 🙂 Hmmm, I wonder how much they weigh…

  6. M.K. Fauble says:

    I’ve never been much of one for travel but, goodness, all the MR and SH books transport me, make me want to go to such exotic places. Love love love them. Thank you for being so amazing!

  7. I’ve alreday pre-ordered Garment of Shadows for my Nook to read on the plane to Amesterdam (12 hours from Seattle) …the only problem I foresee is Garment of Shadows comes out 5 days before I leave…..I may need a back-up plan.

  8. Michelle Tabb says:

    Loving your blog and the Pinterest posts! Will be in Paris when the book releases – I live in Nashville. Will download it from there! However, would so love to win an ARC and read it on the plane! Thank you for the sneak peeks!

  9. Jean Weidner says:

    Love the photo. Can’t wait to read the book. I drool over exotic settings, and would love to visit all these wonderful places before I leave this earth. Now, it will have to be through books like yours.

  10. goodness, a camel head?

  11. It was two years ago when I first read The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and fell in love. My mom had been recommending it for awhile and was able to pass a copy onto me during a vacation in Vancouver, British Columbia. For two days I read it at every opportunity- at night before going to sleep, in the morning as soon as I woke up, on my way to places (whether walking -slightly risky- or on a bus), and so on. As soon as I came home to Philly I powered my way through the rest of the series, plenty happen there were many to go through.

    Unnecessary to say, but I am looking forward to reading Garment of Shadows and am particularly appreciative of the beautiful cover.

  12. Wow! Never been to Morocco, but I look forward to exploring it through Garment of Shadows. 🙂

  13. Kim Horner says:

    So in this installment of Garment, Russell is Shadowing three English ladies. Love the series.

  14. My favorite part of the Russell series is the carefully tuned language — not only do we readers receive marvelous descriptions, but they are in harmony with the period. Thank you for keeping us focused within the narrative!

  15. Jessica Sage says:

    Awww, can’t wait for GofS – loving the photos too, they’re great teasers.

  16. I’m shameless–I’d LOVE a copy of the book!!!

  17. This is a great series! I’m so glad there is another book for me to read!

  18. Sandra W says:

    I just read the first two excerpts of Garment of Shadows. I am already captivated. Love the intriguing name. Love the hauntingly beautiful cover. Morocco…..a treasure for the senses.

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