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The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

I’ve just finished reading The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King.

It’s the first book in the Mary Russell series. I happened to start out by reading number 5 (“Oh, Jerusalem”), followed by 6 (“Justice Hall”), 2 (“A Monstrous Regiment of Women”), 4 (“The Moor”) and 3 (“A Letter of Mary”).

I’d actually recommend reading number 5 before number 1 because the whole of the former is summarised on two pages in the latter (I expect the author didn’t at that time expect to write it up as a novel), but it’s then worth reading 1 and 2.

I must say I really enjoyed this one – it feels like the author had good fun writing it. It’s a much lighter and faster read than some of the later books.

The whole series is a must-read for Sherlock Holmes aficionados!

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