Around the end of August I posted a book review of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, and noted that I wanted to get the whole series. And so I did. The last one arrived a day or two ago. I don’t like to read the same author one right after the other, so I’d been reading a couple of other things, but I did finish one of the other Mary Russell stories, quite out of sequence.
Given that each story is separate, the reading sequence probably isn’t that all important, though there are occasional references to some previous volume. Now in The Beekeeper’s Apprentice there is a sequence that takes Holmes and Russell out of England, and has little to do with the ongoing plot. So sometime later the author, Laurie King, wrote a story that fills in that ‘out-of-England’ bit. I’m about a third of the way through it, and enjoying it immensely; however, at least for me, it has quite a different feel or tone to it. Diana, one of my blog followers, told me that she has read the series, and I’d be interested in her response to my reaction. I’ll keep you posted.
A worker had to voice his concern when a co-worker said she found dates on the internet. “ Don’t worry about it,” she said, “I always insist that we meet at a miniature golf course.” “Why there?” Her response -- “First, it’s a public spot. Second, it’s in broad daylight, And third, I have a club in my hand.”