Friday, December 2, 2011

Love Finds Mary Russell

My Rating: 5/5

Review: There's something so intelligent and fun about this book that makes me want more. I adore Mary Russell, and I adore her and Holmes together. In this sequel to The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Mary finds herself tangled up in a murder mystery involving a woman she can't help but respect. The murders, the near-death of her friend, and a run-in with a nasty knife can't be denied, however. Margery Childe is involved somehow, and Mary must figure it out before her own life is truly at stake. Naturally Holmes is there to help, but this case is all Mary's, and she is quite determined to solve it on her own. Holmes becomes more and more involved, though, and something changes between the two of them by the end of the book. Nearly losing someone you care about will do that to a relationship, though, right? Great mystery, with a dash of suspense.

Book Description: It is 1921 and Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology, is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn.

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