|Laurie R. King.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2013|
Edgar, Nero, Macavity, and CWA Dagger Award winner Laurie King here gives us the adventures of the brilliant and intrepid Mary Russell—gifted linguist, scholar of theology, and ardent feminist—who becomes the young protégé (and later wife) of Sherlock Holmes, the retired consulting detective.
At the outset of this, their 12th novel together, Sherlock Holmes is considerably vexed as he arrives in Morocco to meet with his wife and partner Mary Russell, only to find that no one knows where she is. At the same time, Mary awakens in a strange room, not knowing even who she is. With shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding at the door, she escapes into the hive-like streets of 1924 Fez, intending to solve a mystery armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing an enigmatic Arabic phrase. This edition also contains the novella Beekeeping for Beginners, which relates events of the first Russell and Holmes book, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, from the point of view of the great detective.