The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Publish date: March 26th 2002
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (#1)
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. ...
Astonishing tone-perfect addition to the Sherlock mythos placing Holmes a little younger than canon, and with a teenage female protégé. Hard to believe the author's a Californian - she does an incredible job with the language, as well as historic and location-based details. Clever mysteries, enjoyab...
Ok, it took me a very long time to finish the book but I did enjoy it. I think the narration made it very hard to stay immersed in the story (stories). The narrator did a good job giving the key players their own, distinct voices but they were all slow and fairly monotone and I found myself drifting...
I’m wavering between 1 and 2 stars because I finished it and it was well written. I really wanted to like this. I read the reviews and while there were some clear issues a female Holmes sounded great. It was not. Mary "Sue" Russell is NOT. She has no flaws, no addictions, no mental issues, no shortc...
Ok, I got to page 60 and am calling it quits. The Watson bashing is already in full swing. There is a scene that was basically copied out of Pride and Prejudice. This is all wrong and too disturbing. I'm sorry, I am just not compatible with pastiche when it concerns my favourite characters.