The Language of Bees (Hardcover)by Laurie R. King (Author) Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.
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The Language of Bees: Laurie R. King: I love this series about a young American feminist, Mary Russell, married to Sherlock Holmes. She brings humanity to the character of Holmes by giving him a personal life. In The Language of Bees, we meet Holmes' adult son, Damien Adler, who is an artist and a troubled man. He enlists the help of Russell and Holmes to help him find his missing wife and child. The wife has an interesting past, so the reader is never sure for quite some time if she's really missing or if she's just left Adler. Damien Adler's past also makes you wonder how complicit he is in his wife's disappearance -- after all, he's murdered before, maybe that makes it easier for him to commit other types of crimes. I like that I, along with Russell, am kept guessing about Adler and his wife throughout this book. And I enjoyed the book. Booklist calls The Language of Bees the best in the Mary Russell series; I'm partial to Locked Rooms because we learn so much about Mary in that novel that we never knew, but The Language of Bees is easily second.