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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, 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).

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The Beekeeper's Apprentice
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Beekeepers apprentice
July 29th, 2015
No one constructs a story any better than Laurie R King They are fantastic and hold your interest to the very end
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Loved the story
January 12th, 2015
Very well written and the story plot is believable for the time period. Mary is a very good foil for Holmes
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absolutely amazing !!!
January 5th, 2013
I didn't think that anyone could do sherlock justice except Doyle but I was wrong. This book exceeds all expectations and is a must have for any sherlock fan!!! Well written and compelling and very easy to become attached to the new character Mary. I had worried that this book would be dull and have the sherlock story be more of a cameo however it seems as if Mary has become another Watson to Holmes without replacing him.
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absolutely amazing !!!
January 5th, 2013
I didn't think that anyone could do sherlock justice except Doyle but I was wrong. This book exceeds all expectations and is a must have for any sherlock fan!!! Well written and compelling and very easy to become attached to the new character Mary. I had worried that this book would be dull and have the sherlock story be more of a cameo however it seems as if Mary has become another Watson to Holmes without replacing him.
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