The Beekeeper's Apprentice

The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Or, On the Segregation of the Queen : A Mary Russell Novel

Book - 2014
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"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 protegee 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")" --p. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books/A Thomas Dunne Book, 2014, c1994.
Edition: 20th Anniversary edition
ISBN: 9781250055705
Call Number: KING
Characteristics: ix, 356 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Holmes, Sherlock -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- England -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- England -- Fiction.
Young women -- England -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.


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