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The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen/A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Mary Russell Novels)
by Laurie R. King

Published: 1994
Hardcover : 346 pages
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What other fictional character would you like to read in an updated version interacting with new or different characters?
by readalotmom (see profile) 06/20/12

Discuss Mary's development as a character.
Which is the better foil for Holmes - Dr Watson or Mary Russell?
by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12

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An English Tea
by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12
Clubs who want to coordinate the book with their food might want to consider a traditional English tea - scones, tarts, jam & bread, HONEY of course ...

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  "Beekeeper's Apprentice"by vorfinia (see profile) 08/09/13

This first book just makes me want to see what are in the next dozen. Such an intriguing mix and true to the Sherlock we all love and know.

 
  "Series book, be prepared to find the rest."by jl7321 (see profile) 02/28/13

I read this book about 3 months ago. Now I have finished 8 of the books in the series, am part-way through the 9th, and on the waiting list at the library for the other 2. It truly is an addictive series.... (read more)

 
  "Beekeepers Apprentice3333"by actmccarthy (see profile) 02/07/13

Learned a lot about Sherlock Holmes and loved the intrigue

 
  "Not your average Holmes, but different can be good!"by readalotmom (see profile) 06/20/12

King doesn't attempt to re-write Sherlock Holmes in "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" so don't go looking for the world Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created. The story she weaves together is a plausible extension... (read more)

 
  "Great Follow-Up to Doyle"by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12

When we first meet Mary Russell, she is a 15-year-old orphan, walking the Sussex Downs near her farm in England. She nearly trips over an “old man,” and soon deduces that he is the retir... (read more)

 
  "The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen/A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes"by rmontoya (see profile) 10/03/11

Overall, I found the novel to be a quick read. The beginning started off a little slow and at times I found myself wondering the value certain characters and events added to the storyline. It seems to... (read more)

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