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The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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In Laurie R. King’s latest Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mystery, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author delivers a thriller of ingenious surprises and unrelenting suspense—as the famous husband and wife sleuths are pursued by a killer immune from the sting of justice.

 

It began as a problem in one of Holmes’ beloved beehives, led to a murderous cult, and ended—or so they’d hoped—with a daring escape from a sacrificial altar. Instead, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath and the limitless resources of those they’ve thwarted. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy with powerful connections.

Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive this time apart, maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes. With Holmes’ young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn’t know she had. But has the couple already made a fatal mistake by separating, making themselves easier targets for the shadowy government agents sent to silence them?

 

From hidden rooms in London shops and rustic forest cabins to rickety planes over Scotland and boats on the frozen North Sea, Russell and Holmes work their way back to each other while uncovering answers to a mystery that will take both of them to solve. A hermit with a mysterious past and a beautiful young female doctor with a secret, a cruelly scarred flyer and an obsessed man of the cloth, Holmes’ brother, Mycroft, and an Intelligence agent who knows too much: Everyone Russell and Holmes meet could either speed their safe reunion or betray them to their enemies—in the most complex, shocking, and deeply personal case of their career.

 

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In the mesmerizing, powerful conclusion to the blockbuster hit "The Language of Bees," Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are each on the trail of exposing a ruthless villain. Will being apart help them solve a devilishly difficult mystery, or make them easier targets?

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and the acclaimed novels A Darker Place, Folly, Keeping Watch, and Touchstone. She lives in Northern California where she is currently at work on her next novel.

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kona305, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by kona305)
This fast pace novel of political intrigue and suspense juggles various points of view with the ease of a master writer. Laurie R King continues her series featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell with a book that draws the reader in and keeps them on the edge of their seat until the last page. A wonderful tenth book in the Mary Russell series.
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Tangential1, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by Tangential1)
Being a continuation from her previous novel, "The Language of Bees," this book starts on a held breath and only gets better from there. Combining multiple narrative styles, this is Ms. King's most complex and intriguing entry in her Mary Russell series.
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Janet Lunde, May 3, 2010 (view all comments by Janet Lunde)
Laurie R. King's "The Language of Bees" was published last April, and "The God of the Hive" was published this past Tuesday. I read last year's book the week it came out. I don't tend to retain a clear memory of the plot of a book. I remember characters, incidents, images, and phrases. I recalled that in "The Language of Bees", Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes rarely interacted, each rushing off in a different direction. I also remembered a cliff-hanger ending.

Hearing that the two interlock, I sat down on Saturday morning to re-read the first book. I stopped short of finishing it before going to bed after midnight, because it was getting scary enough that I thought it would keep me awake. In the Sunday morning sunshine, I read the dramatic conclusion, then opened the second book and dove in.

Oh my oh my oh my, how I do love Laurie King's Mary Russell books! I can't say anything about "The God of the Hive" without spoilers. Oh, how she set me up and knocked me over, again and again!

I highly recommend reading these two books back-to-back. If you've already read the first book, don't you want to revisit the retired don, floating down the river on a sunny afternoon, discussing satanic rites and frightening the undergraduates? And Mary Russell alone upstairs in the rental house, listening for the footsteps of the thug with the gun? Oh, yes, you know you do. I re-read "The Language of Bees" on Saturday, and read "The God of the Hive" on Sunday, and it was a thoroughly entertaining weekend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553805543
Subtitle:
A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author:
King, Laurie R
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
10.00x5.66x1.28 in. 1.29 lbs.

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