The Detective, the Woman, and the Silent Hive
by Amy Thomas
Dr. John Watson referred to Irene Adler as The Woman. She was the only female to best Sherlock Holmes & get away with a crime. In “The Detective & the Woman” Trilogy, Amy Thomas has turned Holmes & Adler into partners in detection instead of adversaries on opposite sides of the law. The third book in the series, “The Detective, the Woman, and the Silent Hive” has Adler coming to London to ask for Holmes’ help after her beloved bee hives were decimated by a rare disease, & she receives a threatening letter connecting their deaths with further harm to their owner. After further threats, murders, & kidnappings the pair win the day. Simplistic summary, but the book is well written & a fun read, as is the whole series, that give an enjoyable twist to Arthur Conan Doyle’s original canon of stories.