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ISBN13: 9780553381528
ISBN10: 0553381520
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Edgar Award-winning author Laurie R. King again proves her flair for tantalizing mystery in this first novel of an acclaimed series. Long since retired from his observations of criminal humanity, Sherlock Holmes is engaged in a reclusive study of honeybee behavior on the Sussex Downs. Never did he expect to meet an intellect to match his own — until he made the acquaintance of a very modern 15-year-old girl whose mental acuity is equaled only by her audacity, tenacity, and unconventional taste for trousers and cloth caps. Under the master detectives sardonic instruction, Miss Mary Russell hones her talent for deduction, disguises, and danger — in the chilling case of a landowners mysterious fever, and in the kidnapping of an American senators daughter in the wilds of Wales. But her ultimate challenge is yet to come. A near-fatal bomb on her doorstep — and another on Holmess — sends the two sleuths on the trail of a villain whose machinations scatter meaningless clues and seem utterly without motive. The bombers objective, however, is quite clear: to end Russell and Holmes's partnership...and their lives.

Review:

"Amazing first novel with intelligence, intrigue, and intricacy...This work exhibits strong psychological undertones, compelling urgency, and dramatic action. [Laurie King is] a writer to watch." Library Journal

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"If there is a new P. D. James...I would put my money on Laurie R. King." -The Boston Globe

Review:

"Rousing...riveting...suspenseful." Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

In 1915, long since retired from his crime-fighting days, Sherlock Holmes is engaged in a reclusive study of honeybees on the Sussex Downs. Never did the Victorian detective think to meet an intellect matching his own-until his acquaintance with Miss Mary Russell, a young twentieth-century lady whose mental acuity is equaled only by her penchant for deduction, disguises, and danger. Under Holmes's reluctant tutelage,

Russell embarks on a case involving a landowner's mysterious fever and the kidnapping of an American senator's daughter in the wilds of Wales. Then a near-fatal bomb on her doorstep-and another on Holmes's-sends the two sleuths on the trail of a murderer who scatters bizarre clues and seems utterly without motive. The villain's objective, however, is quite unequivocal: to end Russell and Holmes's partnership-and then their lives.

About the Author

Laurie is a third-generation Californian who emerged on the mystery writing scene in 1993 with A Grave Talent and shortly thereafter won the Edgar for Best First Novel. She has a master's degree in theology and is married to a man thirty years older than herself, whom she fondly describes as "a peripatetic anglo-Indian professor of religious studies." They have two teenaged children, and currently reside in northern California.

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English Major, November 9, 2010 (view all comments by English Major)
This is a wonderful series of mysteries that gets better as it goes along. Engaging, descriptive, and smart, with a wink to Conan Doyle every now and again. The vast age difference between the main characters is more or less explained and then tucked away, where it's best left as our old soul and her remarkably spry partner get on with unraveling mysteries both without and within. Will keep you turning pages without fear of encountering descriptions of extreme violence sometimes found in this genre. Highly recommend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553381528
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock
Subject:
Russell, Mary
Edition Description:
Bantam trade pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
no. 00-4754
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.16x5.96x.85 in. .77 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553381528 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Amazing first novel with intelligence, intrigue, and intricacy...This work exhibits strong psychological undertones, compelling urgency, and dramatic action. [Laurie King is] a writer to watch."
"Review" by , "If there is a new P. D. James...I would put my money on Laurie R. King."
"Review" by , "Rousing...riveting...suspenseful."
"Synopsis" by , In 1915, long since retired from his crime-fighting days, Sherlock Holmes is engaged in a reclusive study of honeybees on the Sussex Downs. Never did the Victorian detective think to meet an intellect matching his own-until his acquaintance with Miss Mary Russell, a young twentieth-century lady whose mental acuity is equaled only by her penchant for deduction, disguises, and danger. Under Holmes's reluctant tutelage,

Russell embarks on a case involving a landowner's mysterious fever and the kidnapping of an American senator's daughter in the wilds of Wales. Then a near-fatal bomb on her doorstep-and another on Holmes's-sends the two sleuths on the trail of a murderer who scatters bizarre clues and seems utterly without motive. The villain's objective, however, is quite unequivocal: to end Russell and Holmes's partnership-and then their lives.

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