1915. The great detective Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honey bees 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.
Brendan DuBois, George Pelecanos, Jeffery Deaver, Joan H.Parker, Justin Scott, Laurie R.King, Lawrence Block, Michael Malone, Mike Lupica, Otto Penzler, Parnell Hall, R.D.Rosen, Robert Parker, S.J.Rozan, Stephen Solom, Sue DeNymme
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