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Publisher Description

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).

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 1
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

avomaria ,

Not gripping for me

Love to get into a book I cannot put down or wait to open it again. I loved the story and want to read some Arthur Conan Doyle books on Sherlock Holmes to compare literary styles. Just didn’t grab me but it did hold my interest and will read more on Mary Russell.

yeti=yeet ,

I loved this book

I thought the characters created a sense of fun and sarcasm with them everywhere which made it very entertaining I loved this book

stephkj ,

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.

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