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The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Or on the Segregation of the Queen/A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Mary Russell Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780312427368
ISBN10: 0312427360
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An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee

 
Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent
 
Mystery Booksellers Association

 

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mysteries

 

In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes mysteries is "wonderfully original and entertaining . . . absorbing from beginning to end" (Booklist).

Synopsis:

An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee

Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mysteries

In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protegee and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes mysteries is wonderfully original and entertaining . . . absorbing from beginning to end (Booklist).

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the Edgar Award-winning author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, eight acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries, and four stand-alone novels, including the highly praised A Darker Place. She lives in northern California.

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Emily Lehman, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Emily Lehman)
Despite the fact that many people recommended this book to me it still took me totally by surprise how much I enjoyed it. Mary Russel is a captivating character who is easy to sympathize with, and even though there has been such a Sherlock Holmes craze on the last couple of years the story feels fresh and exciting. The relationship between Mary and Sherlock seems very natural and believable and fascinating. I warn you it is very, very hard to put down.
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Lynn Epton-Siler, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by Lynn Epton-Siler)
Never thought another writer could come so close to recreating the essence of Sherlock Holmes; Laurie R. King does it in this book!
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jeremie.lariviere, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by jeremie.lariviere)
A very interesting take on the Sherlock Holmes stories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312427368
Author:
King, Laurie R
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Traditional
Subject:
British
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Mary Russell Mystery
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mysteries

In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protegee and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary--a bomber who has set trip wires for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes mysteries is wonderfully original and entertaining . . . absorbing from beginning to end (Booklist).

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