- ISBN: 0312104235 :
- ISBN: 0553381520 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0553571656 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xvii, 347 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
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"A Thomas Dunne book."
"A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes"--Cover.
|Summary, etc.:|| "In 1915, long since retired from his crime-fighting days, Sherlock Holmes is engaged in a reclusive study of honeybees on the Sussex Downs. Never did the Victorian detective think to meet an intellect matching his own–until his acquaintance with Miss Mary Russell, a young twentieth-century lady whose mental acuity is equaled only by her penchant for deduction, disguises, and danger. Under Holmes’s reluctant tutelage, Russell embarks on a case involving a landowner’s mysterious fever and the kidnapping of an American senator’s daughter in the wilds of Wales. Then a near-fatal bomb on her doorstep–and another on Holmes’s–sends the two sleuths on the trail of a murderer who scatters bizarre clues and seems utterly without motive. The villain’s objective, however, is quite unequivocal: to end Russell and Holmes’s partnership–and then their lives."--Amazon.com.
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