From New York Times bestselling
author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in
the study of honey bees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the
Sussex Downs. Fifteen-year-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—a bomber who has set trip wires
for the sleuths and who will stop at nothing to end their partnership. Full of
brilliant deductions, disguises, and dangers, this first book of the Mary
Russell mysteries is “wonderfully original and entertaining…absorbing from
beginning to end” (Booklist). Download and start listening now!