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The beekeeper's apprentice ; or, on the segregation of the queen

Author: Laurie R King
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1996, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In the early years of WWI, 15-year-old American Mary Russell encounters [Sherlock] Holmes, retired in Sussex Downs where Conan Doyle left him raising bees. Mary, an orphan rebelling against her guardian aunt's strictures, impresses the sleuth with her intelligence and acumen. Holmes initiates her into the mysteries of detection, allowing her to participate in a few cases when she comes home from her studies at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie R King
ISBN: 0553571656 9780553571653
OCLC Number: 35195813
Description: 405 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: On the segregation of the queen
Responsibility: Laurie R. King.

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"In the early years of WWI, 15-year-old American Mary Russell encounters [Sherlock] Holmes, retired in Sussex Downs where Conan Doyle left him raising bees. Mary, an orphan rebelling against her guardian aunt's strictures, impresses the sleuth with her intelligence and acumen. Holmes initiates her into the mysteries of detection, allowing her to participate in a few cases when she comes home from her studies at Oxford. The collaboration is ignited by the kidnapping in Wales of Jessica Simpson, daughter of an American senator." Publ Wkly. "A wonderfully original and entertaining story that is funny, heartwarming, and full of intrigue ... Holmes fans, history buffs, lovers of humor and adventure, and mystery devotees will all find King's book absorbing from beginning to end." Booklist.

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