Laurie R. King
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Laurie R. King

New York Times bestselling crime writer Laurie R. King writes both series and standalone novels. For a complete list of her books in order, please visit http://www.laurierking.com/books/complete-book-list

In the Mary Russell series (first entry: The Beekeeper's Apprentice), fifteen-year-old Russell meets Sherlock Holmes on the Sussex Downs in 1915, becoming his apprentice, then his partner. The series follows their amiably contentious partnership into the 1920s as they challenge each other to ever greater feats of detection. For a complete list of the Mary Russell books in order, click here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CJLA42C/kindle/ref=sr_bookseries_null_B00CJLA42C.

The Kate Martinelli series, starting with A Grave Talent, concerns a San Francisco homicide inspector, her SFPD partner, and her life partner. In the course of the series, Kate encounters a female Rembrandt, a modern-day Holy Fool, two difficult teenagers, a manifestation of the goddess Kali and an eighty-year-old manuscript concerning Sherlock Holmes.

The Stuyvesant and Gray books feature Harris Stuyvesant, a Bureau of Investigation agent who finds himself far out of his depth, first in England during the 1926 General Strike (Touchstone), then in Paris during the sweltering confusion of September, 1929 (The Bones of Paris).

King also has written stand-alone novels--A Darker Place as well as two loosely linked novels, Folly and Keeping Watch--and a science fiction novel, Califia's Daughters, under the pseudonym Leigh Richards.

King grew up reading her way through libraries like a termite through balsa before going on to become a mother, builder, world traveler, and theologian.

She has now settled into a genteel life of crime, back in her native northern California. She has a secondary residence in cyberspace, where she enjoys meeting readers in her Virtual Book Club and on her blog.

King has won the Edgar and Creasey awards (for A Grave Talent), the Nero (for A Monstrous Regiment of Women) and the MacCavity (for Folly); her nominations include the Agatha, the Orange, the Barry, and two more Edgars. She was also given an honorary doctorate from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Check out King's website, http://laurierking.com/, and follow the links to her blog and Virtual Book Club, featuring monthly discussions of her work, with regular visits from the author herself. And for regular LRK updates, follow the link to sign up for her email newsletter.

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    • The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen

    • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,781
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,766

    This program includes a preface read by the author. From New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes mysteries....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great mystery!

    • By Ruth on 03-24-14

    Regular price: $25.50

    • Island of the Mad

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    With Mrs. Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a little let down but still worth the listen.

    • By Victoria L Snyder on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • The Mary Russell Series, Book 2
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485

    It is 1921 and Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Echoes of "Another Shirt Ruined!"

    • By PeachPecan on 05-02-14

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • Mary Russell, Book 4
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 830

    In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Entry

    • By Gary L. Richardson on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $25.51

    • O Jerusalem

    • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

    It is 1918. Coming out of retirement, an aging Sherlock Holmes travels to Palestine with his 19-year-old partner....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • O Jerusalem! What fun!

    • By pdxAlexa on 05-06-09

    Regular price: $23.08

    • A Letter of Mary: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • The Mary Russell Series, Book 3
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

    It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sherlock, Mary Russell, & Mary Magdalene....what?

    • By Steph on 06-22-14

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Murder of Mary Russell

    • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin, Susan Lyons
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

    Mary Russell is used to dark secrets - her own and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Twist for Holmes & Co.

    • By Carole T. on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Justice Hall

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

    Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one murky riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door...literally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Holmes since Arthur Conan Doyle

    • By S. Dale on 01-15-04

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Garment of Shadows

    • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin, Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 849

    In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be Careful What You Wish For

    • By Jeanette Finan on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $24.46

    • Dreaming Spies

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351

    It is 1925, and Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find...a stone. A stone with a name, which they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haiku and Holmes - A Fine Brew

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-15

    Regular price: $27.99

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