The Beekeeper's Apprentice

or, On the Segregation of the Queen

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes, a perfect man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynistic--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 Talent (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.

… weiterlesen
Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz kopiergeschützt i
Seitenzahl 368, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 27.05.2014
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781250055712
Verlag St. Martin's Press
eBook
11,49
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
In der Cloud verfügbar
Per E-Mail verschenken i

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 38125291
    A Letter of Mary
    von Laurie R. King
    eBook
    11,49
  • 47530072
    The Shadow Sister
    von Lucinda Riley
    eBook
    13,99
  • 42045892
    We Are All Made of Stars
    von Rowan Coleman
    eBook
    3,99 bisher 8,49
  • 42602660
    The Horse Dancer
    von Jojo Moyes
    eBook
    5,49
  • 47694887
    Havoc
    von Jamie Shaw
    eBook
    4,99
  • 46065968
    Two by Two
    von Nicholas Sparks
    (1)
    eBook
    4,49
  • 68000714
    Silver Silence
    von Nalini Singh
    eBook
    10,49
  • 42664206
    Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery
    von Jenny Colgan
    eBook
    4,49
  • 52327828
    The Summer Seaside Kitchen
    von Jenny Colgan
    eBook
    4,49
  • 52326856
    The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
    von Arundhati Roy
    eBook
    12,99
  • 43647451
    After You
    von Jojo Moyes
    eBook
    6,99
  • 43886088
    The Storm Sister
    von Lucinda Riley
    eBook
    6,18 bisher 8,99
  • 57909549
    Holiday in the Hamptons
    von Sarah Morgan
    eBook
    5,99
  • 43900551
    Mhairi McFarlane 3-Book Collection: You Had Me at Hello, Here's Looking at You and It's Not Me, It's You
    von Mhairi McFarlane
    eBook
    11,99
  • 43584450
    Precious Gifts
    von Danielle Steel
    eBook
    6,99
  • 42539478
    Chaos
    von Jamie Shaw
    eBook
    4,99
  • 42924540
    Who's That Girl?: A laugh-out-loud sparky romcom!
    von Mhairi McFarlane
    eBook
    5,99
  • 39953972
    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    von Elena Ferrante
    eBook
    7,49 bisher 11,49
  • 43894885
    See Me
    von Nicholas Sparks
    eBook
    4,49
  • 40124598
    Edge of Eternity
    von Ken Follett
    eBook
    5,99 bisher 9,49

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

The Beekeeper's Apprentice

The Beekeeper's Apprentice

von Laurie R. King

eBook
11,49
+
=
Can You Keep A Secret?

Can You Keep A Secret?

von Sophie Kinsella

(9)
eBook
6,99
+
=

für

18,48

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen