I read a great deal, so I have many favorite series, but I’ve always been a Sherlock Holmes fan. Even when I was a kid. So, when I stumbled across Laurie R. King’s Mary Russel series I was thrilled. And I was hooked. If you have never heard of this series it’s about a young woman who meets a retired Sherlock Holmes and they strike up a relationship. Mary Russell, our heroine, is young, but brilliant and she and Holmes work together to solve crimes.
As she gets older she begins to have romantic feelings for Holmes and when a case abroad requires they travel together their relationship takes a drastic change. Mary is really the main protagonist and I love her mind. She is certainly Sherlock Holmes’ contemporary and a master sleuth all on her own.
The series starts with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and I highly recommend the series to anyone who loves a thoughtful mystery with deeply layered characters.
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