The beekeepers apprentice. Beekeepers apprentice king 1. The beekeepers apprentice is the first in a series of books to follow the adventures of mary russell a gawky egotistical recently orphaned young lady who literally falls into the lap of sherlock holmes. In an editors preface king playfully discloses the true origin of.
Kings mary russell and sherlock holmes series. The beekeepers apprentice is the first historical mystery in laurie r. Though he appears long retired from crime fighting and is quietly engaged in raising honeybees on his sussex estate russell piques his interest and in short order impresses the detective with her intellect and powers of deduction.
It centers around sherlock holmes whos now a beekeeper enjoying retirement from detective work and a girl who helps him solve a local crime. In this novel king presents the first meeting between fifteen year old mary russell the young jewish american protagonist and sherlock holmes. It takes a tried and true character in sherlock holmes and adds a spunky young feminist into the mix.
A monstrous regiment of women won the nero wolfe award. She stays in character and the language of the era. The beekeepers apprentice or on the segregation of the queen is the first book in the mary russell series by laurie r.
Bundle these themes up with sherlock holmes hansom cabs exotic adventures and a young girl growing up in hard timeswell this was a book that i would have loved studying in school. It takes a tried and true character in sherlock holmes and adds a spunky young feminist into the mix. The beekeepers apprentice is the first sherlock holmes novel i have read by anyone other than doyle.
The beekeepers apprentice fits that bill. Although at a glance the beekeepers apprentice is another in a long list of sherlock inspired literature i found kings style of writing absolutely captivating and definitely worth the read. It is 1915 the great war is raging through europe and the men of england are in the trenches.
Holmes uses the game of chess to sharpen mary russells strategic. The beekeepers apprentice the first in her mary russell series was nominated for an agatha award and was named one of the centurys best 100 mysteries by the independent mystery booksellers association. A common core study guide.
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