The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

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It’s a formidable foray into the Sherlockian world, and if you’re ever wondering which of the thousands of novels about Sherlock Holmes you should pick up once you’ve finished the original sixty stories, this one is a good bet.
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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, The Beekeeper's Apprentice.

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).

 

About Laurie R. King

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Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of eight Mary Russell mysteries, four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and the bestselling novels A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch. She lives in northern California.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 369 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Anastasia Klimchynskaya on Aug 24 2014

It’s a formidable foray into the Sherlockian world, and if you’re ever wondering which of the thousands of novels about Sherlock Holmes you should pick up once you’ve finished the original sixty stories, this one is a good bet.

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