The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Or On the Segregation of the Queen is the first book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. In this novel, King presents the. 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. The beekeeper's apprentice, or, On the segregation of the queen. byLaurie R. King. Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB files.
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King Long retired, Sherlock Holmes quietly pursues his study of honeybee behavior on the Sussex. Title: The Beekeepers Apprentice Rating: Likes: Types: ebook | djvu | pdf | mp3 score: /10 - (45 votes). Download link -> The Beekeepers. An Agatha Award Best Novel NomineeNamed One of the Century's Best Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers AssociationFrom New York.
Laurie R. The three main reasons MaryIt s been a long time since I come across such a Mary Sue Her gifts just keep piling up at an incredible speed from the first moment we and Holmes meet her I got the feeling that King simply chose a favorite literary crush and then projected her wish f It might have been a matter of timing, or the way I experience the Sherlock Holmes canon, it might even be all Jeremy Brett s fault Or even Hugh Laurie s The fact is I didn t really like The Beekeeper s Apprentice. The three main reasons MaryIt s been a long time since I come across such a Mary Sue Her gifts just keep piling up at an incredible speed from the first moment we and Holmes meet her I got the feeling that King simply chose a favorite literary crush and then projected her wish fulfillment fantasy. Just for fun, I ve made a list of the things Mary excels at beauty, wealth yet knowing the value of money, Okay There were some good things about this book King s prose is enjoyable enough, and her dialogue is suitably witty The narrative is rather too episodic for my taste, but there are some nice atmospheric touches And I like the idea of Hol Sherlock Holmes pastiche continuation fanfic in which Holmes, retired to beekeeping in Sussex, is so impressed by the intelligence of 15 year old feminist Mary Sue Russell that he decides to take her on as his apprentice detective Wacky adventures ensue.
Faced with a powerful opponent, Holmes elects to frustrate her by leaving England entirely with Russell. The pair set off for Palestine for six weeks on a mission with two of Mycroft's spies this interlude becomes the focus of King's later novel O Jerusalem.
Upon their return, Russell and Holmes embark on a charade of estrangement from each other, hoping that Holmes's vulnerability will draw their enemy in for the kill.
However, playing the part takes a toll on both. They are also under heavy surveillance by the enemy and unable to converse frankly. At her lodgings, she finds Holmes, who informs her that their attacker is preparing to strike.
The two make for Sussex to set a trap, only to find Donleavy already lying in wait for them. Donleavy reveals herself as the orchestrator of Jessica Simpson's kidnapping and the revenge-seeking daughter of Professor Moriarty , whom Holmes hurled to his death at the Reichenbach Falls.
Holmes provokes her to attack him, and Russell intervenes, leading to a struggle in which Donleavy is killed and Russell is heavily injured by the same bullet. During her long recovery, Russell sinks into depression due to the heavy emotional toll of the estrangement from Holmes as well as Donleavy's betrayal, as a figure of authority she had trusted.
A letter from Jessica Simpson provides some catharsis , causing Russell to revive her partnership with Holmes. Reception[ edit ] Feminist scholar Lillian Doherty calls The Beekeeper's Apprentice "vivid and highly entertaining", saying her strong identification with the character of Mary Russell produced a temporary enhancement of her own sense of competence.
Shaun Prendergast , who wrote the adaptation also starred as Watson. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. The beekeeper's apprentice, or, On the segregation of the queen Author: Laurie R King Publisher: New York: Picador, Minotaur Books, Second Picador edition, twentieth anniversary edition View all editions and formats Summary: A chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.
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