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The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.
Long retired, Sherlock Holmes quietly pursues his study of honeybee behaviour on the Sussex Downs. He never imagines he would encounter anyone whose intellect matched his own, much less an audacious teenage girl with a penchant for detection. Miss Mary Russell becomes Holmes’ pupil and quickly hones her talent for deduction, disguises and danger. But when an elusive villain enters the picture, their partnership is put to a real test.

This four episode series is adapted by Shaun Prendergast [who also features] and directed by Melanie Harris.

Laurie R. King was born in Oakland, California, and earned a degree in comparative religion from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1977 and a masters in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in 1984, where her thesis was on Feminine Aspects of Yahweh. She later received an honorary doctorate from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Among King’s books are the Mary Russell series of historical mysteries, featuring Sherlock Holmes as her mentor and later partner, and a series featuring Kate Martinelli, a fictional lesbian police officer in San Francisco, California. Using the pseudonym “Leigh Richards”, she has published a futuristic novel, Califia’s Daughters (2004)


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