The God of the Hive

The God of the Hive

A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Large Print - 2010 | Large print ed
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Maintaining contact by cryptic notes with her husband, Sherlock Holmes, and with Holmes' young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn't know she had they are pursued by a killer immune from the sting of justice.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410424686
Branch Call Number: x Large Print Coll
Characteristics: 592 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Feb 25, 2019

As with all of this series it's a hard one to put down. Should definitely be read in sequence.

Oct 22, 2018

Never before have I given a Russell-Holmes novel a rating as low as 3 stars. It would have been even lower had I not found Estelle and Robert Goodman so charming. However, I thought I'd read every book in the series in order, so I can now read any and be able to follow what's going on. Clearly, I've not read "The God of the Hive" before, nor "The Language of Bees." This one, from reading the reviews of "Language of Bees," takes right up where that one leaves off. No wonder I was lost so much of the time early on! I could follow particular scenes, but not place them in any context. I would have followed Nancy Pearl's rule and given up if I don't adore Mary Russell and her relationship with Holmes so much. I do admit that my preference is to have them together most of the time, because they strike such wonderful sparks off each other. You completely forget the age and gender differences. They're just two completely compatible people who enjoy even their differences. I loved the fact that three days after meeting Estelle, Mary's loyalty to Holmes was enough for her to lug her all over creation, never mind that she didn't like children. Now I've put a hold on "Language of the Bees," to see if I can make more sense out of both of them together.

verrhon Oct 20, 2015

Was a good read. Started out a bit hard to follow, as many events had to come together, but then it really held my interest... I like the addition of a Sherlock having a spouse who has similar-thinking such that she can assist him.

Sep 17, 2015

I am not quite as fond of this book as of the others by Ms. King. I am probably too much a conservative to appreciate the extended family but the story was okay.

Oct 29, 2012

I liked that the 2 main characters were apart during most of the book. It was fun to see Russell in a fast-moving action part rather than her living in her head as she so often does in these books. I loved the "green man" part, and hope King puts him in a future book. Adored Holmes' granddaughter, of course.

Jul 11, 2012

sequel to Language of Bees, didn't know that when I started it, read OK anyway in an interesting flashback / figure it out by telling the story style. loved the "green man" in the woods character, hope he appears in future books but doubt it.

samdog123 Oct 13, 2011

I always enjoyed this series, featuring Sherlock Holmes and his young wife, Mary Russell--yes, I said wife! This is the 2nd book in a 2 part adventure. Interesting reading, but I really felt that the loose ends might have been tidied up in the first part and this really didn't need to be written at all. Still, I'll be looking forward to the next in the series as I enjoy the characters and Laurie R. King immensely.

Sep 26, 2010

I enjoyed this story, it was fast moving with twists and turns along the way. The villian and climax were a little lightweight though but all in all a fun and easy read.

Jul 08, 2010

Convoluted. Some you can identify as good guys or bad guys, but several could be either. Not a book to put down before you are finished.

Jun 23, 2010

Yet another great story of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes!

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