In 1914, Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper - Sherlock Holmes. Pompous and misogynistic, the Great Detective can still spot a fellow intellect, even in a 15-year-old, and takes Mary on as an apprentice. They find themselves the targets of a murderous and apparently all-knowing adversary.
First in Laurie King's acclaimed Mary Russell crime series: ' Beguiling variation on Sherlock Holmes sequels...King's novel is civilized, ingenious and engrossing. Best of all, it has heart' -- Literary Review What would happen if typical Victorian man Sherlock Holmes came face to face with a twentieth-century female? And what if she grew to be a partner worthy of his legendary talents. In The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie King tells the story of Mary Russell, who in 1914 meets a retired beekeeper on the Sussex Downs. His name is Sherlock Holmes. Pompous, smug and misogynistic, the Great Detective can still spot a fellow intellect, even in a fifteen-year-old woman. At first he takes Mary on as his apprentice on small, local cases, gradually working up to larger investigations. All the time Mary is developing as a detective in her own right, but then the sky opens on them, and Holmes and Mary find themselves the targets of a slippery, murderous and apparently all-knowing adversary. Together they devise a plan to trap their enemy -- a plan that may save their lives, but may also kill their relationship...
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'Crime fiction's most unlikely but utterly credible romance... Laurie King is the most interesting writer to emerge on the American crime fiction front in recent years' Val McDermid (of THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE) 'A novel which challenges the cliches of history' Indpendent (of A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN) 'King's novel is civilized, ingenious and engrossing' Literary Review (of THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE)
About Laurie R. King
Laurie King is a third-generation native of San Francisco, but since her marriage to an Anglo-Indian professor she has lived briefly on five continents. She and her husband have two children. They live mostly in California.
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Laurie R. King
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