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The beekeeper's apprentice: or on the segregation of the queen

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What would happen if Sherlock Homles, a perfect man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynisitic--were to come face to face with a twentieth-century female? If she grew to be a partner worthy of his great talents? Laurie R. King, whose very different first novel,. A Grave Talen t (SMP, 1993), drew rave reviews, read the Conan Doyle stories and wondered about such an imaginary encounter. And following through, she has written The Beekeeper's Apprentice. 1914, a young woman named Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper on the Sussex Downs. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And although he may have all the Victorian "flaws" listed above, the Great Detective is no fool, and can spot a fellow intellect even in a fifteen-year-old woman. So, at first informally, then consciously, he takes Mary Russell as his apprentice. They work on a few small local cases, then on a larger and more urgent investigation, which ends successfully. All the time, Mary is developing as a detective in her own right, with the benefit of the knowledge and experience of her mentor and, increasingly, friend. And then the sky opens on them, and they find themselves the targets of a slippery, murderous, and apparently all-knowing adversary. Together they devise a plan to trap their enemy--a plan that may save their lives but may also kill off their relationship. This is not a "Sherlock Holmes" story. It is the story of a modern young woman who comes to know and work with Holmes, the story of young woman coming to terms with herself and with this older man who embodies the age that is past.
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Grouping Title beekeeper s apprentice or on the segregation of the queen
Grouping Author king laurie r
Grouping Category book
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display_description During World War I, fifteen-year-old Mary Russell, walking the fields near her home, meets the famous (and now retired) detective, Sherlock Holmes. Mary does not immediately recognize him. She replies to his condescending remarks with brilliance and biting wit. Holmes is astounded by the young woman{u2019}s intelligence and soon takes Mary and her education under his charge. When not studying university texts, she assists him on local cases. But then Holmes is called in to help solve a kidnapping. Mary proves her worth as a partner, but their success puts both her and Holmes in danger.
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series Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries
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subject_facet England -- Fiction, Holmes, Sherlock -- Fiction, Private investigators -- England -- Fiction, Women detectives -- England -- Fiction, Young women -- England -- Fiction
title_display The beekeeper's apprentice : or on the segregation of the queen
title_full The beekeeper's apprentice : or on the segregation of the queen / Laurie King
title_short The beekeeper's apprentice :
title_sub or on the segregation of the queen
topic_facet Holmes, Sherlock, Private investigators, Women detectives, Young women