By Laurie R. King
In this crackling brief tale, ny instances bestselling writer Laurie R. King unearths an unforgettable new twist within the experience that led supersleuth Sherlock Holmes to find his first (and most interesting) apprentice, Mary Russell.
Sherlock Holmes is keeping off a very darkish temper as he roams the Sussex Downs, looking for wild bees. the good conflict should be raging around the Channel, yet at the Downs, the nice detective nears terminal melancholia--only to be stored by means of an come across with headstrong, yellow-haired younger Mary Russell, who quickly turns into the Master's apprentice not just in beekeeping yet in detection.
Holmes immediately spots her notable skill, yet his sharp eyes additionally see troubling difficulties. Why is that this filthy rich orphan who lives along with her aunt so shabbily dressed? Why is she so vulnerable to ailment and twist of fate? Is she herself the guts of a secret? those are questions that the nice detective needs to resolution fast lest his protégée, and his personal new hire on existence, meet a unexpected, tragic end.
The story in their assembly has been advised from Russell's standpoint, yet even those that have by no means met the famed Russell-Holmes pair will learn this story with delight--and, as its climax builds, with breathless pleasure.
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Can't be beat," agreed Biff. When the boys were washed and dressed, they went out into the kitchen. " "That's good. Breakfast is ready. Pull your chairs up to the table and get on the outside of some bacon and eggs. " "Is the telephone working, Mr. " asked Frank. " "Yep, the phone is workin' again," the storekeeper assured them. "I know, because I "was callin' the operator this morning. " asked Joe, interested. "Big robbery at the airport. " The Hardy boys looked at one another in amazement. A second robbery at the airport!
Come on," said Frank. "There's no use standing here arguing about it. " "I have my car right here at the door," said the detective. "That's service," chirped Chet. "Biff and I will run along home. Our parents will be worrying themselves sick if we don't show up. So long, fellows! " Chet and Biff hastened off down the street while the Hardy boys clambered into Smuff 'a car. The detective wedged himself in behind the wheel and they drove the few short blocks to police headquarters. Here they were ushered into the private office of Chief Collig himself, a fussy little man with a vast sense of dignity.
Don't stay away too long, Frank," saioy Mrs. Hardy. " "The police? " "They think you may have run away. " This news came as a stunning shock to Frank. " he exclaimed hotly. "We'll be back as soon as we can, and if they make any more inquiries you can tell them so. " '' I hope you are right, Frank. " "All right, Mother. And don't worry about ns. " Frank hung up the receiver and paid the cost of the call. When he turned toward Joe, however, he found his brother standing in the door, gazing up at the sky.
Beekeeping for Beginners (Mary Russell Mysteries, Book 10.5) by Laurie R. King