In daring to re-imagine the life of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling mystery series—now celebrating its twentieth anniversary!—succeeds on the strength of its own now-beloved protagonist: Mary Russell, the young American who literally stumbles upon the great retired detective-turned-beekeeper. With the dazzling mix of suspense, period detail, and enthralling pace that is King’s hallmark, these acclaimed novels follow Russell as she rises out of her mentor’s shadow to form a long-running partnership with the always inscrutable and charismatic Holmes.
Traversing such exotic locales as British-occupied Palestine, the Moroccan underworld, and the wilds of India amidst the turmoil of the early twentieth century, this convenient eBook bundle compiles eight of their most thrilling adventures:
THE LANGUAGE OF BEES
THE GOD OF THE HIVE
GARMENT OF SHADOWS
*Also includes the eBook short story “Beekeeping for Beginners” and an exclusive preview of the next Mary Russell mystery from Laurie R. King, Dreaming Spies*!
Praise for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries
“The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.” *—Lee Child
“The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.” — The Washington Post Book World
“A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.” — The New York Times
“Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.” — Houston Chronicle
“An engaging romp guaranteed to please . . . perfectly written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.” — *USA Toda y , on Pirate King
“Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller. No reader who opens this one will be disappointed.” —Michael Connelly, on The God of the Hive*
“Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.” — The Denver Post, on The Game**