The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

440 pages first pub 1994 (editions)

fiction historical mystery adventurous mysterious slow-paced

Description

1915. The great detective Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honey bees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Ru...

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Moods

adventurous 92%
mysterious 88%
tense 17%
lighthearted 14%
funny 13%
emotional 11%
dark 7%
challenging 5%
reflective 5%
informative 4%
hopeful 2%
relaxing 2%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 34%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 31% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 9% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 13%

Average rating

3.9

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