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The Beekeeper's Apprentice
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May 1, 2012
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May 31, 2012
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May 2012 Booklist Book
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When we first meet Mary Russell, she is a 15-year-old orphan, walking the Sussex Downs near her farm in England. She nearly trips over an “old man,” and soon deduces that he is the retired detective Sherlock Holmes. Mary quickly impresses Holmes with her powers of deduction and a friendship begins. It isn’t long before there is a “minor” case of burglary in the area, which Mary is able to solve, and this cements their relationship and increases Holmes’s interest in taking her on formally as his ...more
Oct 29, 2012 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! It's been on my shelf for a while and I have been looking forward to reading it and it just kept getting superseded. For shame! I should have started it the day I received it as a gift as it was so entertaining. The story introduces us to the teenage Mary Russell who has had her share of personal troubles. She stumbles upon the "retired" Sherlock Holmes and despite their age difference, they are well-suited as companions, due to intelligence and temperament. She learns from hi ...more
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