Poison Pen Mystery Book Club

Beaufort Branch
Date & Time: 
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:00pm7:00pm

Our July book is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King. In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees 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--and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. In their first case together, they must track down a kidnapped American senator's daughter and confront a truly cunning adversary. This program is intended for adult readers.