Russell and Holmes go to India, yay!
Laurie King pretty much rocks. She's extraordinarily competent. I'm not sure how I missed this when it came out originally, but I'm glad to read it now. Spies, maharajas, cruise ships, explosives, planes, trains, Tibetan monks, Kipling, tigers, etc.
Guns on mantelpiece in first act go off satisfactorily in third act.
And now I have to read Lord Kim.