The Early Beekeeper
This month, we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. I wrote about the early editorial letters in my newsletter (There’s also a giveaway of the audio–here) and will be celebrating it in various ways at Bouchercon, the end of the month.
But this early cover proposal from St Martins Press has always cracked me up. I mean, “always” in the sense of “once I got over the shock of it.” Because that little girly figure with the Big Manly Holmes against the flocked wallpaper…?
It’s never really been how I envisioned Mary Russell…
So I have to ask: If Beekeeper had worn that face when you first saw it, would you have bought it? Would you have even picked it up??