Everything you need to understand or teach A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King.
This novel is the sequel to award-winning author's first book, The Beekeeper's Apprentice. A Monstrous Regiment of Women is a novel where Mary Russell is a pseudo-apprentice to the Great Sherlock Holmes. In this novel, Mary Russell is investigating some mysterious deaths of women that are members of The New Temple, run by a woman, Margery Childe, who is a visionary. Mary Russell has her own thoughts on women's rights in London in the 20th century and so she becomes involved with some of the Temple's causes through Mary's friend from Oxford, Veronica Beaconsfield.
When the novel opens, Mary is about a week away from her 21st birthday. As the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her mother, father and little brother, Mary is also the recipient of her parents' wealth. Mary was living with her aunt, her father's sister, for the last six years. Her aunt... View more of the A Monstrous Regiment of Women Summary