The Moor: A Mary Russell Novel Themes

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The Importance of Following the Clues

Russell knows little about the mystery upon her arrival on the moor but is soon enmeshed in the case. Russell and Holmes gather a great deal of information and it's up to them to figure out what details are important to the case and how they fit together. Perhaps the biggest single clue is the bottle of dirt that contains gold flakes. That gold is pure rather than the gold ore that might have been expected. Russell isn't certain for some time how that discovery plays into the case but eventually learns that someone is "salting" the area with gold in an effort to create a gold rush which would drive up the price of land. Russell begins putting that theory together when she questions a family that arrived at Baring-Gould's seeking a place to stay after a London buyer purchased their farm...

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