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The Language of Bees: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and… (edition 2010)

by Laurie R. King

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Title:The Language of Bees: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell Novel)
Authors:Laurie R. King
Info:Bantam (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 464 pages
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Perhaps not the best in the series, but a perfectly fine installment (cliffhanger notwithstanding). I look forward to the next! ( )
  JBD1 | Feb 11, 2016 |
The beginning of this book dragged on but I like the characters so I persisted. In the end I'm glad I read it - and of course I'm waiting for the next installment because King ended it with a To Be Continued.... ( )
  cygnet81 | Jan 17, 2016 |
This is another book in the series featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, and I am enjoying each book as this unusual duo solves crimes and risks all manner of dangerous attacks. This one was a bit confusing as Holmes’ son, Damian, appears on the scene. Is Damian a mad man, dangerous, or simply in deep trouble as he asks for help in finding his flighty wife and the mother of their young child, Estelle. This is not the best book in the series and I found it a bit difficult to follow. I was disappointed that it ends on a cliff hanger as we wonder if a certain person (I won’t say which person here) will die from a gun shot wound, is Mycroft under arrest, and what will happen with Estelle in future. ( )
  hangen | Nov 29, 2015 |
Allllllll the feels!!! This installment was impressively broad in scope and delightfully executed. I found I not only could forgive the author for the plot from Letter of Mary but I even could embrace it. I just adored the ending, until the end. Rather obvious breadcrumbs, but lord knows I shall follow this particular trail like a bloodhound. And gosh! I just love language! The expressions! I want to commit them to memory and use them myself. (I really want to be Mary's friend.) ( )
  Jackie_Sassa | Nov 20, 2015 |
Is it a missing person case or murder? Will Sherlock and Mary be able to figure it out before it is too late?

Sherlock Holmes and wife Mary Russell are called to help solve the mystery of a disappearance, not just any disappearance—the disappearance of the wife of Sherlock’s long lost son. Damian Adler is a painter, who was already exonerated for a previous murder with the help of his father and now he needs his help once again. Is it a simple case of his wife needing some space or is there something more foul and sinister afoot?

The book quickly hooked me but then it began to drag a bit in the middle, near the end it drew me back in only to be left disappointed. I picked up this book not knowing it was part of a series, while it can stand alone, the book abruptly ends without a clear resolution—hence another book followed. While the next book has been out for some years, I do not feel invested enough in the story to finish it; perhaps if I had started with the first book and not the 8th I would feel differently… I would recommend but would offer the disclaimer of starting at the beginning of the series. ( )
  Shuffy2 | Oct 27, 2015 |
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First Birth (1): The boy came into being on a night of celestial alignment, when a comet travelled the firmament and the sky threw forth a million shooting stars to herald his arrival. Testimony, I:1
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As homecomings go, it was not auspicious.
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For Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, returning to the Sussex coast after seven months abroad was especially sweet. There was even a mystery to solve, the unexplained disappearance of an entire colony of bees from one of Holmes's beloved hives. But the anticipated sweetness of their homecoming is quickly tempered by a galling memory from her husband's past. Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the promising surrealist painter had been charged with, and exonerated from murder. Now the talented and troubled young man was enlisting their help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child.… (more)

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