Pick up a copy of the next mystery book club selection at the library and join the discussion on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 pm in the mezzanine.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Or On the Segregation of the Queen
by Laurie R. King
The first book in the Mary Russell series, here King presents the initial meeting between fifteen-year-old Mary Russell, the young Jewish-American protagonist, and Sherlock Homes, which leads to a collaboration between the two.
“Imagine Sherlock Holmes retiring to a Sussex farm but keeping his hand in by occasionally investigating cases for the British government…. Then picture Holmes, walking on the Sussex Downs, literally stumbling across a 15-year-old girl whose brilliant intellect, caustic wit, egotistical personality, and gift for detail rival Holmes’ own.”
“King’s novel is civilized, ingenious and engrossing. Best of all, it has heart.”
—Times Literary Review