The Language of Bees

The Language of Bees

In a case that will push their relationship to the breaking point, Mary Russell must help reverse the greatest failure of her legendary husband's storied past--a painful and personal defeat that still has the power to sting...this time fatally.
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 her husband's past. Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the promising surrealist painter had been charged with--and exonerated from--murder. Now the talented and troubled young man was enlisting their help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child.
When it comes to communal behavior, Russell 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 a bizarre religious cult, from the demimonde of the Cafe Royal at the heart of Bohemian London to the dark secrets of a young woman's past on the streets of Shanghai, Russell 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.

Title:The Language of Bees
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553804546
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    The Language of Bees Reviews

  • Lori

    This will not make me popular with the rabid Russell fans of which I can count myself. It almost feels sacreligious to say I was disappointed with the newest novel by Laurie King "The Language of Bees...

  • Carey

    The latest (ninth) adventure for Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Mary Russell, begins as they arrive at their home in Sussex after an absence of almost a year. The immediate problem of the missing bees ...

  • Kim

    This installment in the adventures of Russell and Holmes finds the pair back in England after an extended absence, dealing with the unexpected appearance of Damian Adler, an artist with a very close c...

  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon

    3.5For me, my favorite part of this series is the interplay between Holmes and Russell. With that said, it was somewhat of a disappointment to me that this was another book in the series where the two...

  • David Higgins

    A load of utter rubbish. That I managed to trawl though to the "end" of this pile of interminable toss still bewilders me. I mean it is really bad. There are no situations in this book that can be rem...

  • Bee

    The Russell/Holmes books are some of my favorite books out there -- I absolutely love this series. That being said, I have to say this one wasn't tops on my list. Others in the series, like 'O Jerusal...

  • Andrea

    actually i only read the first two chapters online, since the book only comes out by the end of april!it promises to be fantastic according to these chapters!this is a real pageturner! just right, not...

  • Lynn Raye Harris

    I enjoy these mysteries so much! Can't wait to start the next one. ...

  • Katherine P

    This book has been on my shelf for years and is from one of my favorite series but I've been dragging my feet on picking it up for quite some time. I think the main reason was because I was afraid I w...

  • Michael

    Review from BadelyngeThe 9th Mary Russell book, or alternatively, you could think of it as the first half of the 9th book as this one ends on a big TBC.Laurie R King doesn't disappoint very often and ...