by Laurie King (1994). A delightful feminist take on Sherlock Holmes. As is well known, after his final case, Sir Arthur has every’s thinking man favorite sleuth, Sherlock Holmes retire in Sussex, keeping bees. In this novel, we are introduced to a precocious american teenager, who lost her parents and is about to study theology and mathematics at Oxford. She unexpectedly becomes Holmes’s student, something he never had in real life (as it were). I enjoyed this unconventional pastiche.