The Beekeeper's Apprentice
or, On the Segregation of the Queen
Laurie R. King
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The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award–Winning Author Laurie R. King.
An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto 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. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. They are soon called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. Full of brilliant deduction, disguises, and danger, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, the first book of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is "remarkably beguiling" (The Boston Globe).
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One of my favorite books
This was recommended by my boss when I worked at a bookstore, and I was very grateful for his advice. What a wonderful book! The characters are riveting.
One of my all time favorites
I was introduced to this book about 6 years ago and have read it a couple times a year since then. The characters are very vibrant and interesting and I love the use of vocabulary to underline their intelligence. I don't think I could ever get tired of reading it. The other novels in the series are also very good, but this is my favorite
Hooked on the series
I started reading these books during a fall bout of pneumonia and read all 12 books in the series in 6 weeks!! I love this series! Better written than Conan Doyle's originals.