Laurie R. King hardly needs an introduction to readers of any persuasion. From contemporary mysteries to historicals to post-apocalypse scenarios, King has delivered a score
of entertainments and mainstream novels since publication of her first
work, A Grave Talent, in 1993. That novel featured her San
Francisco lesbian cop, Kate Martinelli, and won King an Edgar Award for
best first novel and the John Creasey Memorial Award. The next year King
introduced her popular protagonist Mary Russell in The Beekeeper’s
Apprentice. Russell, a bookish and intelligent teenager in 1914,
almost steps on a recumbent Sherlock Holmes on the Sussex Downs; a most
auspicious meeting, indeed. Holmes, retired from detective work, has
retired to the Downs, there to raise bees. But a bond quickly forms
between the orphaned Russell and this icon of detection. Forty years
separate them, but soon they are solving cases together and avoiding
enemies out of Holmes’s past–oh yes, and becoming man and wife.
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