Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday Memes: The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King

Happy Friday everybody!
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As homecomings go, it was not auspicious.
Friday 56:
He laid the cigarette case down and looked straight at Holmes, for the first time in several minutes. "Once we decided to leave Shanghai, I married Yolanda. Neither of us believes in the concept, but I doubt the government would have permitted her to come otherwise."
This week I am digging into a book from my Keeper shelves that I haven't read for ten years or so. The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King is the ninth in the Mary Russell series of historical mysteries. Here is the description from Amazon:
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 the past. Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the surrealist painter had been charged with—and exonerated from—murder. Now the troubled young man is enlisting the Holmeses’ help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child.

Mary has often observed that there are many kinds of madness, and before this case yields its shattering solution she’ll come into dangerous contact with a fair number of them. From suicides at Stonehenge to the dark secrets of a young woman’s past on the streets of Shanghai, Mary will find herself on the trail of a killer more dangerous than any she’s ever faced—a killer Sherlock Holmes himself may be protecting for reasons near and dear to his heart.


  1. My husband would like this one. Happy weekend! I added you to the linky.

  2. The second review I've seen of this book today! I have this on my TBR list.


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