The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Or, On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King
One of the best mysteries I’ve read, and – even better – it’s the first in a terrific series. As a young woman living in the English countryside, Mary Russell meets the retired Sherlock Holmes. And her brain is a match for his. Together they take on a brilliant criminal mastermind, and the outcome is surprising, to say the least. I’ve suggested this book to several people, and all have become hooked on the series.