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Language of Bees, The

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Author: Laurie R King

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: E-book
ISBN: 9780749008079
Rights: UK & Comm excl Canada
Pub. Date: 9th February 2010

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The Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Series

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A New York Times bestselling series

“Capitaine Adler, it is not often that a man is given the opportunity to say this, but may I present your father? M. Holmes, your son, Captain Damian Adler”.

For Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, returning to the Sussex coast after seven months abroad was a delicious anticipation. There was even a mystery to solve – the unexplained disappearance of an entire colony of bees from one of Holmes’s beloved hives. But the anticipated sweetness of their homecoming is quickly tempered by a bitter memory from her husband’s past.

Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the promising surrealist painter had been charged with – and exonerated from – murder. Now the talented and troubled young man is enlisting their help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child.

From suicides among the Standing Stones to a bizarre religious cult, from the demi-monde of the Café Royal at the heart of Bohemian London to the dark secrets of a young woman’s past on the streets of Shanghai, Russell will find herself on the trail of a killer more dangerous than any she’s ever faced – a killer Sherlock Holmes himself may be protecting for reasons near and dear to his heart.

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What Critics Have Said»

'Those of us who enjoy the verbal exchanges between Holmes and Watson will like the repartee between the married duo. Recommended.’Antipodean Holmesian Society

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'I enjoyed the pace, the inventiveness of the author in her criminals and that wonderful sense of Victoriana and period history that is captured beautifully. Laurie R King has a beautiful way with words and I have to admit to being charmed!'Words and Pieces

'All [Laurie R King books] without exception, leave me with a feeling of immense satisfaction at the quality of the story and the writing.'It's a Crime Blog

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Books in this series                                  See full list »

  • Beekeeper's Apprentice, The
  • Monstrous Regiment of Women, A
  • Letter of Mary, A
  • Moor, The

Other Books by this author                                  See full list »

  • Dreaming Spies
  • Justice Hall
  • Monstrous Regiment of Women, A
  • Moor, The
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