• A Grave Talent

  • A Kate Martinelli Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (578 ratings)

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A Grave Talent

By: Laurie R. King
Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
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Publisher's summary

THE EDGAR AWARD-WINNING NOVEL
THE FIRST KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY

In Laurie R. King's Grave Talent, the unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A series of shocking murders has occurred, the victims far too innocent and defenseless. For Detective Kate Martinelli, just promoted to Homicide and paired with a seasoned cop who's less than thrilled to be handed a green partner, it's a difficult case that just keeps getting harder.

Then the detectives receive what appears to be a case-breaking lead: it seems that one of the residents of this odd colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the century's greatest woman painter and a notorious felon once convicted of a heinous crime.

But what really happened eighteen years ago? To bring a murderer to justice, Kate must delve into the artist's dark past—even if it means losing everything she holds dear.

©1993 Laurie R. King (P)1996 Recorded Books

Critic reviews

A Grave Talent kept me reading deep into the night.” —The Boston Globe

“[An] amazing first novel with intelligence, intrigue, and intricacy...This work exhibits strong psychological undertones, compelling urgency, and dramatic action.” —Library Journal