Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Beekeeper's Apprentice...by Laurie R. King

Name: The Beekeeper's Apprentice or on the segregation of the queen
Author: Laurie R. King
Genre: Adult Fiction/Mystery
Reviewer: Karen Pellett
Rating: Fabulous
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise (be brief): - Long retired, Sherlock Holmes quietly pursues his study of honeybee behavior on the Sussex Downs. He never imagines he would encounter anyone whose intellect matched his own, much less an audacious teenage girl with a penchant for detection. Miss Mary Russell becomes Holmes' pupil and quickly hones her talent for deduction, disguises and danger. But when an elusive villain enters the picture, their partnership is put to a real test. Martin's Press. (King County Library)
Opinions: Fabulous!!!! I love Sherlock Holmes, but this is Sherlock Holmes with a feminine twist. Can you imagine such an intellect as Holmes training up a 15 year old girl in his ways of deduction. I couldn't either, but it is FANTASTIC. This book is the beginning of a series of books with Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes working together to solve cases. I own all of the books in this series that have been published to date and I am dying for more to come out. This book was so good that a couple of years ago I recommended it to my book club. Everyone was skeptical from the start, but when we actually met to discuss it everyone raved about it. This is a must read from my point of view.

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