The second novel in Laurie King's riveting and intelligent series featuring Sherlock Holmes and his partner in sleuthing, Mary Russell.
In this sequel to 'The Beekeeper's Apprentice', Mary Russell, apprentice detective to the ageing Sherlock Holmes, is becoming a skilled detective in her own right.
On a visit to London, Mary is introduced to the strange and enigmatic Margery Childe, leader of the New Temple of God. This appears to be a charismatic sect involved in the post World War One suffrage movement, with a feminist slant on Christianity. Intrigued and curious, Mary begins to wonder if the New Temple is a front for something more sinister.
When a series of murders claims members of the movement's wealthy young female volunteers, Mary, with Holmes in the background, starts to investigate, but events spiral out of control and Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2000
- 110 x 177mm