Laurie R.King

The Beekeeper's Apprentice

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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.
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399 printed pages
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    Юлия Храмцовскаяshared an impression5 years ago

    Холмс и его молодая напарница. Он ворчливо окружает ее заботой, она кокетничает с ним сквозь маску холодной интеллектуалки. Слишком сладко. Не хватает Холмса-социопата.


    Юлия Храмцовскаяhas quoted5 years ago
    So, Holmes. London awaits us.’
    ‘She does, Russell, she does indeed.
    Юлия Храмцовскаяhas quoted5 years ago
    Bitterness is an aftertaste that comes when the sweetness has had time to fade,
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