Best-selling, award-winning author Laurie R. King’s tales featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell are among the most popular mysteries being published. Here, King explores the great detective’s initial meeting with Russell. Holmes is in a decidedly dark temper as he searches the countryside for wild bees, until he meets the headstrong young woman who will become his apprentice and eventual bride.
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Another outstanding twist to Sherlock Holmes
This book begins by taking the meeting of Holmes and Russell from The Beekeepers Apprentice and tells it from Holmes' perspective, then goes on to events that cemented their relationship and why the Holmes we thought we knew would take this young protege under his wing.
The relationship is cleverly handled without being suspicious or unrealistic. The writing is clever and intelligent, and well-placed in locale and history.
No. I was very disappointed in his narration. I frequently felt his attitude did not match the intention of the story, his women's voices are terrible and all of his men sound alike and the mood static. I also have Laurie King's other Holmes/Russell books on Audible, and her narration is nearly perfect, her voices differentiate, even for each of the male characters. I wish they would stop using RIM for some Holmes narration and simply use Jenny Sterlin for everything.
I recommend any of the books in the series to anyone who is a Holmes fan and looking for a good, clever, imaginative work.
Great short story