For attendees to the Ashland Public Library Event with Laurie on February 27, the author will be signing bookplates for every book ordered through Aesop's Fable.
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles into his lap on the Sussex downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth century woman proves a deft protégée, and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. They are soon called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. Full of brilliant deduction, disguises, and danger, this first book of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries is "wonderfully original and entertaining...absorbing from beginning to end" (Booklist).
• With a new preface
• First book in the critically acclaimed mystery series
• For readers of Charles Todd and Jacqueline Winspear
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Picador (May 27, 2014)
- ISBN-13: 978-1250055705