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A Quick Tip by Improvbear

  • Jul 4, 2010
A brilliant new vision of an older Sherlock Holmes, who finds his equal in a young woman who captures his heart as well as his mind. Magnificent storytelling, a true credit to the Holmesian pantheon. Subsequent books vary, but are ultimately worth every single page. Superior series.
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review by . June 24, 2011
Without a doubt Sherlock Holmes is one of the people I greatly admire, nevermind that he’s a fictional creation, and so reading The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King is a sort of wish fulfillment, where I can take some joy from someone else’s good luck at meeting the Great Detective. Because let’s face it, in his presence I would cut a pretty poor figure and so it is altogether more rewarding to read of the very bright fifteen year old Mary Russell meeting Holmes than …
review by . June 25, 2010
I have to confess that I was really reluctant to read this book. I'm a huge Sherlock Holmes fan (of the originals), and I was extremely skeptical about the abilities of another author taking on the great detective. But I was really wrong. Laurie R. King handled Sherlock with white-gloves; he is completely believable as the same eccentric sleuth we all know and love. I was intrigued by the relationship between Mary and Holmes; for what girl doesn't imagine herself as his sidekick? =) IOr …
review by . June 18, 2010
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen is one of the most interesting and exciting books that I have read in years.  I have read it twice, and even after a second reading, I am impressed and thrilled by the well-developed characters and the clever story.      If you were/are a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series, then I would highly recommend giving Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell series a read.  The Beekeeper’s …
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Her detailed knowledge of bees is great, but she rreveals her character too early in unraveling the mystery. It kind of drags in spots.
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen is the first novel in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery series by Laurie R. King.  Originally published in 1994, this novel has seen multiple editions and has been nominated for an Agatha Award (Best Novel).  
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ISBN-10: 0312427360
ISBN-13: 978-0312427368
Author: Laurie R. King
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Picador
Date Published: October 2, 2007
Format: Paperback (1st edition)
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