Laurie R. King

1 Island of the Mad

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2018-06-12
Description :  <b>Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are back in Laurie R. King’s <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series—“the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today” (Lee Child).</b><br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital . . . better known as Bedlam.<br /><br /> Russell wants nothing to do with the case—but she can’t say no. And at least it will get her away from the challenges of housework and back to the familiar business of investigation. To track down the vanished woman, she brings to the fore her deductive instincts and talent for subterfuge—and of course enlists her husband’s legendary prowess. Together, Russell and Holmes travel from the grim confines of Bedlam to the winding canals and sun-drenched Lido cabarets of Venice—only to find the foreboding shadow of Benito Mussolini darkening the fate of a city, an era, and a tormented English lady of privilege.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i>Island of the Mad</i><br /><br />“Superb . . . shocking . . . Come for the mystery, stay for the sightseeing, the gibes at fascism, and the heroine’s climactic masquerade as silent film star Harold Lloyd.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[Laurie R.] King’s storytelling is always a pleasure, full of lush details and clever twists. Cole Porter, who is an integral part of the book’s LGBTQ story line, adds an unexpected and welcome star turn.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Well-plotted . . . This ranks as one of the better recent installments in this popular series.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>

2 The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  <b>The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award–Winning Author Laurie R. King. </b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association </b><br /><b></b><br />In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. They are soon called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. Full of brilliant deduction, disguises, and danger, <i>The Beekeeper's Apprentice</i>, the first book of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is "remarkably beguiling" (<i>The Boston Globe</i>).

3 Beekeeping for Beginners (Short Story)

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2011-07-06
Description :  BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's<i> Pirate King.</i><br /><br /><b>In this crackling short story, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Laurie R. King reveals an unforgettable new twist in the adventure that led supersleuth Sherlock Holmes to discover his first (and finest) apprentice, Mary Russell.</b><br /><b>&#xa0;</b><br />Sherlock Holmes is fending off a particularly dark mood as he roams the Sussex Downs, in search of wild bees. The Great War may be raging across the Channel, but on the Downs, the great detective nears terminal melancholia—only to be saved by an encounter with headstrong, yellow-haired young Mary Russell, who soon becomes the Master’s apprentice not only in beekeeping but in detection.&#xa0;<br /><br />Holmes instantly spots her remarkable ability, but his sharp eyes also see troubling problems. Why is this wealthy orphan who lives with her aunt so shabbily dressed? Why is she so prone to illness and accident? Is she herself the center of a mystery? These are questions that the great detective must answer quickly lest his protégée, and his own new lease on life, meet a sudden, tragic end.<br /><br />The tale of their meeting has been told from Russell’s point of view, but even those who have never met the famed Russell-Holmes pair will read this tale with delight—and, as its climax builds, with breathless excitement.

4 Naked Came the Phoenix

Author : Nevada Barr, Marcia Talley, J. D. Robb, Nancy Pickard, Lisa Scottoline, Pam O'Shaughnessy, Mary O'Shaughnessy, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Mary Jane Clark, Anne Perry, Diana Gabaldon, Val McDermid & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  <b>Thirteen of today's hottest female crime novelists--one thrilling mystery: <i>Naked Came the Phoenix</i></b><br /><b></b><br />The promise of discretion and pampering-and a long-overdue reconciliation with her mother-draws Caroline Blessing, the young wife of a newly-elected Congressman, to the fancy Phoenix Spa. But after her first night in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Caroline wakes to find the rich and famous guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa's flamboyant and ambitious owner has been murdered. As the secrets come out-and the body count rises, can Caroline keep herself from becoming the next victim?

5 The Murder of Mary Russell

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-04-05
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense. Russell and Holmes have become one of modern literature’s most beloved teams. But does this adventure end it all?</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Mary Russell is used to dark secrets—her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him—as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And when the scene is discovered—a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air—the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Or rather to Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> The key to Russell’s sacrifice lies in Mrs. Hudson’s past. To uncover the truth, a frantic Sherlock Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper’s secrets—to a time before her disguise was assumed, before her crimes were buried away.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> And nothing will ever be the same.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Murder of Mary Russell</i></b><br /><br />“Leaping narrative energy has always been a hallmark of this series, and it reaches something of a peak in this latest volume.&#xa0;. . . The lean momentum of the story never falters.&#xa0;. . . It’s a stunning prolonged feat of storytelling, and it succeeds in making <i>The Murder of Mary Russell</i> the best installment so far in an excellent series.”<b>—<i>The Christian Science Monitor</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[A] sharp, inventive and rewarding series.”<b>—<i>The Seattle Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Delightful . . . a triumph of plotting . . . Fans, always hungry to know more personal details about King’s iteration of Sherlock Holmes and his world, will get a few more delicious tidbits this time around.”<b>—<i>Booklist </i>(starred review)</b>

6 A Monstrous Regiment of Women

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1995-07-15
Description :  <b>Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award</b><br /><br />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. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn in <i>A Monstrous Regiment of Women</i> by Laurie R. King.

7 Garment of Shadows

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-09-04
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Laurie R. King’s <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today’s most acclaimed mystery series. Now, in their newest and most thrilling adventure, the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: <i>Who am I?</i> She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim—who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he’s learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for her<i>self,</i> each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it’s too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> With the dazzling mix of period detail and contemporary pace that is her hallmark, Laurie R. King continues the stunningly suspenseful series that Lee Child called “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's <i>Bones of Paris.</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Garment of Shadows</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “As always, the relationship between Holmes and Russell is utterly understated yet traced with heat and light.”—<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[A] taut tale . . . original and intriguing . . . This tantalizing glimpse into the life and times of a rapidly evolving Arabic society has remarkable resonance for our own uncertain times.”—<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Those new to the series are in for a treat.”—Bookreporter

8 The Game

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2004-03-02
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's<i> Garment of Shadows.<br /></i><br />It’s only the second day of 1924, but Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, find themselves embroiled in intrigue. It starts with a New Year’s visit from Holmes’s brother Mycroft, who comes bearing a strange package containing the papers of an English spy named Kimball O’Hara—the same Kimball known to the world through Kipling’s famed&#xa0;<b>Kim</b>. Inexplicably, O’Hara withdrew from the “Great Game” of espionage and now he has just as inexplicably disappeared.&#xa0;<br /><br />When Russell discovers Holmes’s own secret friendship with the spy, she knows the die is cast: she will accompany her husband to India to search for the missing operative. But Russell soon learns that in this faraway and exotic land, it’s often impossible to tell friend from foe—and that some games aren’t played for fun but for the highest stakes of all…life and death.

9 The Bones of Paris

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-09-10
Description :  <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE SACRAMENTO BEE</i></b><br /><br /><b>New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, consistently writes richly detailed and thoroughly suspenseful novels that bring a distant time and place to brilliant life. Now, in this thrilling new book, King leads readers into the vibrant and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age—and reveals the darkest secrets of its denizens.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to prowl the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for <i>la vie de bohème,</i> despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every <i>rue</i> and <i>boulevard</i>.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As Stuyvesant follows Philippa’s trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous—and infamous—inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company’s Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the bucket. Here, amid the glittering lights of the cabarets, hides a monster whose artistic <i>coup de grâce</i> is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant will have to descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer . . . sifting through <i>The Bones of Paris</i>.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's<i> Dreaming Spies.</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Bones of Paris</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br />“Haunting . . .&#xa0; a portrait of the City of Light that glows with the fires of Hell.”<b><i>—Richmond Times-Dispatch</i> </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A compelling thriller . . . complex, more than a little kinky, and absolutely fascinating.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Highly entertaining . . . Laurie R. King perfectly captures [the Jazz Age] as she explores the City of Light’s avenues and alleys.”<b><i>—The Denver Post</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Engrossing . . . Readers who enjoy Laurie R. King’s noteworthy Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery series are in for a surprise.”<b>—<i>BookPage</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “A chilling mystery and a haunting love letter to the Paris of Hemingway’s Lost Generation.”<b><i>—Library Journal</i></b>

10 A Letter of Mary

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  The third book in the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series.<br /><br />It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient manuscript which seems to hint at the possibility that Mary Magdalene was an apostle--an artifact certain to stir up a storm of biblical proportions in the Christian establishment. When Ruskin is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer.<i> A Letter of Mary </i>by Laurie R. King is brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and brilliant Holmesian deductions.

11 Pirate King

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-09-06
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In England’s young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. But rumors of criminal activities swirl around his popular movie studio. At the request of Scotland Yard, Mary Russell travels undercover to the set of Fflytte’s latest cinematic extravaganza, <i>Pirate King</i>. Based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s <i>The Pirates of Penzance,</i> the project will either set the standard for moviemaking for a generation . . . or sink a boatload of careers.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As the company starts rehearsals in Lisbon, the thirteen blond-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. But when the crew embarks for Morocco and the actual filming, Russell senses ominous currents of trouble: a derelict boat, a film crew with many secrets, decks awash with budding romance—and now the pirates are ignoring Fflytte and answering only to their outlaw leader. Where can Sherlock Holmes be? As movie make-believe becomes true terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may experience a final fadeout.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Features Laurie R. King’s short story, <i>Beekeepers for Beginners,&#xa0;</i> and an excerpt from Laurie R. King's <i>Garment of Shadows.</i></b>

12 The Moor

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-10-30
Description :  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 and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of one of his most celebrated cases, <i>The Hound of the Baskervilles,</i> Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves, in Laurie R. King's <i>The Moor</i>.

13 The Marriage of Mary Russell

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2016-03-15
Description :  <b>Laurie R. King takes readers way back in her bestselling series with this exclusive ebook short story, as Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes embark upon the riskiest adventure of their partnership: their wedding.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Includes a special preview of the highly anticipated new mystery from Laurie R. King, <i>The Murder of Mary Russell</i>!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> Though she cannot entirely discount the effects of the head injuries they were both suffering at the time, Mary Russell is delighted by Sherlock Holmes’s proposal of marriage. After all, they have become partners-in-crime, and she has recently come into her inheritance: what remains but to confirm the union with her mentor-turned-partner through a piece of paper? Russell’s pragmatic side tells her to head straight to the registry office—until Holmes surprises her with a sentimental wish to be married in the chapel of his ancestral manor. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there. Of course, such obstacles have never deterred Sherlock Holmes before, and they certainly won’t keep him from concocting an elaborate scheme to evade angry dogs and armed butlers—all in the name of wedded bliss.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”<b>—Lee Child</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “An engaging romp guaranteed to please . . . perfectly written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>Pirate King</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller. No reader who opens this one will be disappointed.”<b>—Michael Connelly</b>, on <i>The God of the Hive</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>The Game</i>

14 The God of the Hive

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-04-27
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's <i>Pirate King.<br /></i><br />Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath of a murderous secret organization bent on infiltrating the government. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police, and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy with limitless resources and powerful connections.<br /><br />Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive this time apart, maintaining contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes. But has the couple made a fatal mistake by separating, making themselves easier targets for the shadowy government agents sent to silence them?<br /><br />A hermit with a mysterious past and a beautiful young female doctor with a secret, a cruelly scarred flyer and an obsessed man of the cloth: Everyone Russell and Holmes meet could either speed their safe reunion or betray them to their enemies—in the most complex, shocking, and deeply personal case of their career.

15 The Art of Detection

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-05-30
Description :  In this thrilling new crime novel that ingeniously bridges Laurie R. King’s Edgar and Creasey Awards—winning Kate Martinelli series and her bestselling series starring Mary Russell, San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes–in a spellbinding dual mystery that could come only from the “intelligent, witty, and complex” mind of <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Laurie R. King….<br /><br />Kate Martinelli has seen her share of peculiar things as a San Francisco cop, but never anything quite like this: an ornate Victorian sitting room straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story–complete with violin, tobacco-filled Persian slipper, and gunshots in the wallpaper that spell out the initials of the late queen. <br /><br />Philip Gilbert was a true Holmes fanatic, from his antiquated décor to his vintage wardrobe. And no mere fan of fiction’s great detective, but a leading expert with a collection of priceless memorabilia–a collection some would kill for.<br /><br />And perhaps someone did: In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself–a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert’s own murder.<br /><br />Now, with the help of her partner, Al Hawkin, Kate must follow the convoluted trail of a killer–one who may have trained at the feet of the greatest mind of all times.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

16 O Jerusalem

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1999-06-01
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's&#xa0;<i>Pirate King</i>.<br /><br />With her bestselling mystery series featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, Laurie R. King has created "lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company," according to <i>The New York Times Book Review.</i> Now the author of <b>The Beekeeper's Apprentice</b> and <b>The Moor</b>--the first writer since Patricia Cornwell to win both the American Edgar and British Creasey Awards for a debut novel (<b>A Grave Talent</b>)--unfolds a hitherto unknown chapter in the history of Russell's apprenticeship to the great detective.<br /><br />At the close of the year 1918, forced to flee England's green and pleasant land, Russell and Holmes enter British-occupied Palestine under the auspices of Holmes' enigmatic brother, Mycroft.<br /><br />"Gentlemen, we are at your service." Thus Holmes greets the two travel-grimed Arab figures who receive them in the orange groves fringing the Holy Land. Whatever role could the volatile Ali and the taciturn Mahmoud play in Mycroft's design for this land the British so recently wrested from the Turks? After passing a series of tests, Holmes and Russell learn their guides are engaged in a mission for His Majesty's Government, and disguise themselves as Bedouins--Russell as the beardless youth "Amir"--to join them in a stealthy reconnaissance through the dusty countryside.<br /><br />A recent rash of murders seems unrelated to the growing tensions between Jew, Moslem, and Christian, yet Holmes is adamant that he must reconstruct the most recent one in the desert gully where it occurred. His singular findings will lead him and Russell through labyrinthine bazaars, verminous inns, cliff-hung monasteries--and into mortal danger. When her mentor's inquiries jeopardize his life, Russell fearlessly wields a pistol and even assays the arts of seduction to save him. Bruised and bloodied, the pair ascend to the jewellike city of Jerusalem, where they will at last meet their adversary, whose lust for savagery and power could reduce the city's most ancient and sacred place to rubble and ignite this tinderbox of a land....<br /><br />Classically Holmesian yet enchantingly fresh, sinuously plotted, with colorful characters and a dazzling historic ambience, <b>O Jerusalem</b> sweeps readers ever onward in the thrill of the chase.

17 Justice Hall

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2002-03-26
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's <i>Pirate King</i>.<br /><br />Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one murky riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door...literally. It’s a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it’s not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, <i>Justicia fortitudo mea est</i>: <br /><br /> A trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot; but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer--or has the murderer caught them?

18 The Language of Bees

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-04-28
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Laurie R. King's <i>The God of the Hive </i>and<i> Pirate King.</i><br /><br />For Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, returning to the Sussex coast after seven months abroad was especially sweet. There was even a mystery to solve—the unexplained disappearance of an entire colony of bees from one of Holmes’s beloved hives.<br />But the anticipated sweetness of their homecoming is quickly tempered by a galling memory from the past. Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the surrealist painter had been charged with—and exonerated from—murder. Now the troubled young man is enlisting the Holmeses’ help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child.<br /><br />Mary has often observed that there are many kinds of madness, and before this case yields its shattering solution she’ll come into dangerous contact with a fair number of them. From suicides at Stonehenge to the dark secrets of a young woman’s past on the streets of Shanghai, Mary will find herself on the trail of a killer more dangerous than any she’s ever faced—a killer Sherlock Holmes himself may be protecting for reasons near and dear to his heart.

19 A Study in Sherlock

Author : Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger, Lee Child, Neil Gaiman & Alan Bradley
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-10-25
Description :  <b>BESTSELLING AUTHORS GO HOLMES—IN AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW COLLECTION edited by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger</b><br />&#xa0;<br />Neil Gaiman. Laura Lippman. Lee Child. These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Holmes in this one-of-a-kind book. These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create characters who solve Holmesian mysteries, contemplate Holmes in his later years, fill gaps in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, and reveal their own personal obsessions with the Great Detective.<br /><br />Thomas Perry, for example, has Dr. Watson tell his tale, in a virtuoso work of alternate history that finds President McKinley approaching the sleuth with a disturbing request; Lee Child sends an FBI agent to investigate a crime near today’s Baker Street—only to get a twenty-first-century shock; Jacqueline Winspear spins a story of a plucky boy inspired by the detective to make his own deductions; and graphic artist Colin Cotterill portrays his struggle to complete this assignment in his hilarious “The Mysterious Case of the Unwritten Short Story.”*<br /><br />In perfect tribute comes this delicious collection of twisty, clever, and enthralling studies of a timeless icon.<br /><br />Featuring these stories<br /><br />“You’d Better Go In Disguise” by Alan Bradley<br /> “As To ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’” by Tony Broadbent<br /> “The Men With the Twisted Lips” by S. J. Rozan<br /> “The Adventure of the Purloined Paget” by Phillip Margolin and Jerry Margolin<br /> “The Bone-Headed League” by Lee Child<br /> “The Startling Events in the Electrified City” by Thomas Perry<br /> “The Case of Death and Honey” by Neil Gaiman<br /> “A Triumph of Logic” by Gayle Lynds and John Sheldon<br /> “The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes” by Laura Lippman<br /> “The Adventure of the Concert Pianist” by Margaret Maron<br /> “The Shadow Not Cast” by Lionel Chetwynd<br /> “The Eyak Interpreter” by Dana Stabenow<br /> “The Case That Holmes Lost” by Charles Todd<br /> “The Imitator” by Jan Burke<br /> “A Spot of Detection” by Jacqueline Winspear<br /><br />*print-version only

20 Locked Rooms

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-06-21
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Laurie R. King's<i> The God of the Hive </i>and<i> Pirate King.<br /></i><br />En route to San Francisco to settle her family’s estate, Mary Russell, in the company of husband Sherlock Holmes, falls prey to troubling dreams—and even more troubling behavior. In 1906, when Mary was six, the city was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. For years Mary has insisted she lived elsewhere at the time. But Holmes knows better.<br /><br />Soon it is clear that whatever unpleasantness Mary wanted to forget hasn’t forgotten her. A series of mysterious deaths leads Russell and Holmes from the winding streets of Chinatown to the unspoken secrets of a parent’s marriage and the tragic “accident” that Mary alone survived. What Russell discovers is that even a forgotten past never dies . . . and it can kill again.

21 Mary Russell's War

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-09-13
Description :  <b>Laurie R. King illuminates the hidden corners of her beloved Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series in this dynamic short story collection.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> In nine previously published short stories and one brand-new, never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery—available together for the first time—Laurie R. King blends her long-running brand of crime fiction with historical treats and narrative sleight of hand. At the heart of the collection is a prequel novella that begins with England’s declaration of war in 1914. As told in Mary Russell’s teenage diaries, the whip-smart girl investigates familial mysteries, tracks German spies through San Francisco, and generally delights with her extraordinary mind—until an unimaginable tragedy strikes.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Here too is the case of a professor killed by a swarm of bees; Mrs. Hudson’s investigation of a string of disappearing household items—and a lifelong secret; a revealing anecdote about a character integral to <i>The God of the Hive;</i> the story of Mary’s beloved Uncle Jake and a monumental hand of cards; and a series of postcards in which Mary searches for her missing husband, Sherlock Holmes.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Last but not least, fans will be especially thrilled by Mary’s account of her decision, at age ninety-two, to publish her memoirs—and how she concluded that Ms. King should be the one to introduce her voice to the world.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”<b>—Lee Child</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “An engaging romp guaranteed to please . . . perfectly written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>Pirate King</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller. No reader who opens this one will be disappointed.”<b>—Michael Connelly</b>, on <i>The God of the Hive</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>The Game</i>

22 The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-05-27
Description :  What would happen if Sherlock Holmes, a perfect man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynistic--were to come face to face with a twentieth-century female? If she grew to be a partner worthy of his great talents?<br /><br />Laurie R. King, whose very different first novel, <i>A Grave Talen</i>t (SMP, 1993), drew rave reviews, read the Conan Doyle stories and wondered about such an imaginary encounter. And following through, she has written The Beekeeper's Apprentice.<br /><br />1914, a young woman named Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper on the Sussex Downs. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And although he may have all the Victorian "flaws" listed above, the Great Detective is no fool, and can spot a fellow intellect even in a fifteen-year-old woman.<br /><br />So, at first informally, then consciously, he takes Mary Russell as his apprentice. They work on a few small local cases, then on a larger and more urgent investigation, which ends successfully. All the time, Mary is developing as a detective in her own right, with the benefit of the knowledge and experience of her mentor and, increasingly, friend.<br /><br />And then the sky opens on them, and they find themselves the targets of a slippery, murderous, and apparently all-knowing adversary. Together they devise a plan to trap their enemy--a plan that may save their lives but may also kill off their relationship.<br /><br />This is not a "Sherlock Holmes" story. It is the story of a modern young woman who comes to know and work with Holmes, the story of young woman coming to terms with herself and with this older man who embodies the age that is past.

23 To Play the Fool

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  Celebrated author Laurie R. King dazzles mystery lovers once again in <i>To Play the Fool,</i> her second Kate Martinelli mystery. <br /><br />The story unfolds as a band of homeless people cremate a beloved dog in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. When it comes to incidents like this, the authorities are willing to overlook a few broken regulations. But three weeks later, after the dog's owner gets the same fiery send-off, the SFPD knows it has a serious problem on its hands. <br /><br />Other than the fact that they're dealing with a particularly grisly homicide, Inspector Kate Martinelli and her partner, Al Hawkin, have little else to go on. They have a homeless victim without a positive ID, a group of witnesses who have little love for the cops, and a possible suspect, known only as Brother Erasmus. <br /><br />Kate learns that Erasmus is well-acquainted with the park's homeless and with the rarefied atmosphere of Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, yet he remains an enigma to all. It's apparent that he is by no means crazy--but he is a fool. Kate begins the frustrating task of interrogating a man who communicates only through quotations. Trying to learn something of his history leads her along a twisting road to a disbanded cult, long-buried secrets, the thirst for spirituality, and the hunger for bloody vengeance.

24 With Child

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1996-01-15
Description :  THE THIRD BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES<br /><br />In Laurie R. King's <i>With Child</i>, adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.<br /><br />Jules is worried about her friend Dio, a homeless boy she met in a park. Dio has disappeared without a word of farewell, and Jules wants Kate to find him Reluctant as she is, Kate can't say no--and soon she finds herself forming a friendship with the bright, quirky girl. But the search for Dio will prove to be much more than both bargained for--and it's only the beginning.<br /><br />When Jules disappears while taking a trip with Kate, a desperate search begins...and Kate knows all too well the odds of finding the child alive...

25 Night Work

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2000-02-01
Description :  <b>Night Work</b><br /><br />Kate and her partner, Al Hawkin, are called to a scene of carefully executed murder: the victim is a muscular man, handcuffed and strangled, a stun gun's faint burn on his chest and candy in his pocket. The likeliest person to want him dead, his often-abused wife, is meek and frail--and has an airtight alibi. Kate and Al are stumped, until a second body turns up--also zapped, cuffed, and strangled...and carrying a candy bar. This victim: a convicted rapist. As newspaper headlines speculate about vendetta killings, a third death draws Kate and Al into a network of pitiless destruction that reaches far beyond San Francisco, a modern-style hit list with shudderingly primal roots.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

26 A Darker Place

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1999-02-02
Description :  Called "one of the most original talents to emerge in the '90s" by <i>Kirkus Reviews,</i> award-winning author Laurie R. King delivers an intelligent, terrifying, engrossing drama of good and evil, unlike any she has written before....<br /><br />A respected university professor, Anne Waverly has a past known to few: Years ago, her own unwitting act cost Anne her husband and daughter. Fewer still know that this history and her academic specialty--alternative religious movements--have made her a brilliant FBI operative. Four times she has infiltrated suspect communities, escaping her own memories of loss and carnage to find a measure of atonement. Now, as she begins to savor life once more, she has no intention of taking another assignment. Until she learns of more than one hundred children living in the Change movement's Arizona compound....<br /><br />Anne soon realizes that Change is no ordinary community and hers is no ordinary mission. For, far from appeasing the demons of her past, this assignment is sweeping her back into their clutches...and to the razor's edge of danger.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

27 Dreaming Spies

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  British Detectives 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-02-17
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />Laurie R. King’s&#xa0;novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, are critically acclaimed and beloved by readers for the author’s adept interplay of history and adventure. Now the intrepid duo is finally trying to take a little time for themselves—only to be swept up in a baffling case that will lead them from the idyllic panoramas of Japan to the depths of Oxford’s most revered institution.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern Japan. The cruising steamer <i>Thomas Carlyle</i> is leaving Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though they’re not the vacationing types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focus—not to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal footing is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up with her older, highly skilled husband.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there’s the lithe, surprisingly fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can’t shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Once in Japan, Russell’s suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution—and topple an empire.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dreaming Spies</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell’s] unusual partnership is, as always, a delight to observe, and [Laurie R.] King expertly combines rich historical detail, deftly drawn characters and taut suspense. For Holmes fans, mystery lovers and those interested in either Japan or Oxford, this novel is a multilayered and entirely enjoyable journey.”<b>—<i>Shelf Awareness</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Compulsively readable . . . Through astute, precise, and elegant writing, great attention to time and place, and beautifully realized characters, King has created a mystery series that is at once intelligent, reflective, and action filled.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “A story that keeps the reader enthralled . . . one of the most consistently outstanding mystery series out there. Any time spent with the Russell-Holmes duo is a delight.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Snappy prose and a captivating plot distinguish King’s fourteenth novel featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes. . . . Many will find the character deepened by his partnership with the spirited and clever Russell.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “The author continues to offer up incredible plotlines. . . . [Holmes and Russell’s] emotional bond only adds to the magic, suspense, and beauty of the original creation. King’s imagination continues to shine!”<b>—<i>Suspense Magazine</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “[King] manages more surprises than usual in this graceful exercise in cultural tourism–cum-intrigue.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

28 Laurie R. King's Sherlock Holmes

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2013-02-12
Description :  From time to time, people have asked me to comment on Sherlock Holmes, in ways other than what the novels provide. This collection of eight documents have all been published before, occasionally in slightly different versions. Some of them are straight nonfiction; others participate wholeheartedly in "The Game," that wildly imaginative edifice of Sherlockian schlorship built upon the solemn declaration that Holmes and Watson were absolutely real, that Conan Doyle was but their literary agent, and that the stories are absolutely factual--if only we lesser mortals can figure out the apparent flaws and omissions.<br />This collection includes the following essays:<br />Dr. Watson's War Wound, which was delivered as a guest lecture to the annual Baker Street Irregulars, where I solemnly played the game--complete with footnotes!<br />The Sabine Baring-Gould and Sherlock Holmes essay was published in the UK journal of the Sabine Baring_Gould Appreciation Society (which turned out to be a bit rude to Sabine's grandson who plagarized his grandfather's memoirs).<br />A Holmes Chronology is an explanation of why "my" Sherlock Holmes isn't an aged geezer whenb Mary Russell walks over him on the Sussex Downs in 1915.<br />Sherlock Holmes on Beekeeping, from the long lost volume by Holmes on his research into bees.<br />Art in the Blood was commmissioned by Penquin for their website as an introduction to Arthur Conal Doyle.<br />. . . and three more. Textrual, Higher, Radical, and Midrashic Sherlockian Criticism: and introduction to The Grand Game, Introduction to The Hound of the Baskervilles, and LRK on ACD.

29 Lockdown

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-06-13
Description :  <b><b>A&#xa0;community comes together when threatened&#xa0;by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate,&#xa0;tautly plotted</b> novel of rich psychological suspense from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries.</b><br /><br /> <i>Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: A day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.</i><br /><br /> A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision.<br /><br /> A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns.<br /><br /> Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.<br /><br /> But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation.<br /><br /> Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.&#xa0;<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Lockdown</i></b><br /><br />“A fine thriller, as timely as it is gripping.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “King delivers, providing both a drama-filled anatomy of the school and a chance for its community to show its best by the way it confronts the worst Career Day imaginable.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>Lockdown</i> [has] the tension of a ticking time bomb.”<b><i>—San Jose Mercury News</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Dramatic . . . harrowing.”<b><i>—Santa Cruz Sentinel</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “King is a strong, purposeful writer with a keen eye for detail. . . . [This book<i> </i>earns] its page-turner status.”<b>—<i>The Stranger</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Keeps readers guessing to the very end.”<b><i>—Charleston Currents</i></b>

30 In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

Author : Leslie S. Klinger & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  British Detectives  Short Stories 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-11-24
Description :  In the follow-up to the nationally bestselling A Study in Sherlock, a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger<br /> The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers—and writers!<br /><br /> Now, Laurie R. King, author of the&#xa0;New York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring role), and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of the&#xa0;New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes. <br />The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. The game is afoot—again!

31 Califia's Daughters

Author : Leigh, Richards & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-08-03
Description :  Set in the near future and inspired by the captivating myth of the warrior queen Califia, this brilliantly inventive novel tells the story of a small, peaceful community of women tucked away in a world gone mad.<br /><br />Only the elders of the Valley remember life the way it used to be, when people traveled in automobiles and bought food others had grown. When the ratio of male to female was nearly the same. Before the bombs fell, and a deadly virus claimed the world's men.<br /><br />Now, civilization's few surviving males are guarded by women warriors like Dian, the Valley's chief protector, as fierce and loyal as the guard dogs she trains. When an unexpected convoy of strangers rides into her village, it is <br />Dian who meets them, ready to do battle.<br /><br />To her surprise, the visitors come in peace and bear a priceless gift, whose arrival is greeted with as much suspicion as delight. And indeed, the strangers want something in return, a request that could change the future of <br />the Valley into one of hope--or utter desolation.<br /><br />It is up to Dian to discover their motive, in a journey that will cost her far more than she ever imagined, a journey from which she may never return.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

32 Hellbender

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2014-02-17
Description :  Urban Fantasy meets Future Noir<br />Once people have messed with a man’s DNA, what can he do but become a private eye? And when a gorgeous thing like Elizabeth Savoy comes gliding into his office and blinks her big baby blues, what can PI Mike Heller do but say sure—even though he sees just what she is, and knows what a bad idea it could be? Not that Heller has a clue just how bad. But by the time he suspects that Lizzie’s troubles might bring the end of life as he knows it, he’s already in far too deep.

33 Mila's Tale

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2014-07-18
Description :  “Mila’s Tale” is midrash—the retelling of a Biblical passage. Half of it is a new Laurie King short story; the other half is the author’s commentary on the text (“Jephthah’s Daughter” of Judges 11) and her suggestions for further reading. This is the first in Laurie King’s proposed Ladies of Spirit project, a collection of Modern Midrashes accompanied by her analysis and reflections.

34 Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

Author : Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-10-04
Description :  In a stunning follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger present a brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon.<br /> In this follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Les Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly-regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.<br /><br /> To the editors’ great delight, these stories go in many directions. Some explore the spirit of Holmes himself; others tell of detectives themselves inspired by Holmes’s adventures or methods. A young boy becomes a detective; a young woman sharpens her investigative skills; an aging actress and a housemaid each find that they have unexpected talents. Other characters from the Holmes stories are explored, and even non-Holmesian tales by Conan Doyle are echoed. The variations are endless!<br /><br /> Although not a formal collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories—however some do fit that mold—instead these writers were asked to be inspired by the Conan Doyle canon. The results are breathtaking, for fans of Holmes and Watson as well as readers new to Doyle’s writing—indeed, for all readers who love exceptional storytelling.

35 The Hound of the Baskervilles

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2002-10-08
Description :  <b>Introduction by Laurie R. King</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> The most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories, <i>The Hound of the Baskervilles </i>features the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack on the grounds of the family’s estate, the locals are convinced that the spectral hound is responsible, and Holmes is called in. “Conan Doyle triumphed and triumphed deservedly,” G. K. Chesterton wrote, “because he took his art seriously, because he lavished a hundred little touches of real knowledge and genuine picturesqueness on the police novelette.”<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

36 Touchstone

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-12-26
Description :  Hailed for her rich and powerful works of psychological suspense as well as her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling mysteries, Laurie R. King now takes us to a remote cottage in Cornwall where a gripping tale of intrigue, terrorism, and explosive passions begins with a visit to a recluse upon whom the fate of an entire nation may rest—a man code-named . . . <br /><b><br /></b>It’s eight years after the Great War shattered Bennett Grey’s life, leaving him with an excruciating sensitivity to the potential of human violence, and making social contact all but impossible. Once studied by British intelligence for his unique abilities, Grey has withdrawn from a rapidly changing world—until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to investigate for himself Grey’s potential as a weapon in a vicious new kind of warfare. Agent Harris Stuyvesant desperately needs Grey’s help entering a world where the rich and the radical exist side by side—a heady mix of the powerful and the celebrated, among whom lurks an enemy ready to strike a deadly blow at democracy on both sides of the Atlantic.<br /><br />Here, among a titled family whose servants dress in whimsical costumes and whose daughter conducts an open affair with a man who wants to bring down the government, Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and—even more dangerously—falling in love with another. And as he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust his touchstone, Grey, to reveal the most dangerous player of all ….<br /><br />Building to an astounding climax on an ancient English estate,<b> Touchstone</b> is both a harrowing thriller by a master of the genre and a thought-provoking exploration of the forces that drive history—and human destinies.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

37 The Mary Russell Series Books 2-4

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2016-07-05
Description :  Collected in one volume, <i>A Monstrous Regiment of Women</i>, <i>A Letter of Mary</i>, and <i>The Moor</i>, featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell, by <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Laurie R. King.<br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>A Monstrous Regiment of Women</i> </b><br /><b></b>It is 1921. Mary Russell is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Her attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot?<br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>A Letter of Mary</i></b><br /><b></b>It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and Sherlock Holmes are visited by an old friend, an archaeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient, controversial manuscript. When their friend is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. <br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>The Moor</i></b><br /><b></b>In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons Mary Russell to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. There have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband—and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of <i>The Hound of the Baskervilles</i>, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.

38 The Kate Martinelli Series, Books 1-3

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $20.99
Release Date :  2015-02-24
Description :  The gripping debut of the Kate Martinelli mystery series won the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery, generating wide critical acclaim and moving Laurie R. King into the upper tier of the genre. Now, for the first time, the first three books in this thrilling series are bundled together in one package:<br /><br /><b>A Grave Talent</b><br /><b></b>A string of shocking murders has occurred, each victim an innocent child. Detective Kate Martinelli, just promoted to Homicide, must bring the murderer to justice, even if she knows it means losing everything she holds dear.<br /><br /><b>To Play the Fool</b><br /><b></b>Kate investigates the death of a homeless man, but the main suspect only speaks in quotations. Trying to learn something of his history leads her along a twisting road to a disbanded cult, long-buried secrets, the thirst for spirituality, and the hunger for bloody vengeance.<br /><br /><b>With Child</b><br /><b></b>(Edgar Award nominee; Orange Award nominee) Kate's SFPD partner is getting married, and Kate agrees to take his new step-daughter during the honeymoon. Only the girl, already caught up in a missing persons case, goes missing herself.

39 The Mary Russell Companion

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Reference  Almanacs & Yearbooks 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-04-30
Description :  The world of Mary Russell, apprentice-turned-partner of the great detective Sherlock Holmes, has long fascinated her followers. Over the course of ten Memoirs and a number of short stories, Russell has revealed much about her life—but far more has gone unexplored.<br />Filled with new and original material, The Mary Russell Companion helps to close that gaping chasm of ignorance. With lavish illustrations and a firm commitment to academic formalities, the Companion serves as a guide to all things Russell.<br />First and foremost, it is an Entertainment. Fun and informative essays alternate with the words of Miss Russell herself, with supplemental material that appears here in print for the first time.<br />Second, it is an aid to scholarship. Key elements of the Memoirs are brought together in one place: maps of Russell’s travels, a detailed chronology of the books, biographies of the central players (those known to Arthur Conan Doyle, those known to the world at large, and those seen exclusively in the Russell Memoirs), and reviews of this remarkable woman’s extraordinary set of skills: all that is known about Russell’s history through the first ten of her Memoirs.<br />In the interest of scrupulous scholarship, the first two chapters of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice are given a close and detailed series of annotations with the assistance of the Crime world’s preeminent Annotator, Leslie S. Klinger, focusing on everything from a description of gorse to an analysis of the number of times Sherlock Holmes laughs, chuckles, and expresses amusement in the Conan Doyle stories.<br />Beyond a compilation of facts, however, the Companion aims at context and analysis, with commentaries on many aspects of Mary Russell’s life. Is Russell a feminist? What are her thoughts about God? Why did she choose Laurie R. King as an agent to publish the Memoirs—and what does she think about their being called “novels” “by” Laurie R. King? How do Russell’s thoughts and experiences intersect with those of her literary agent, and how much did King borrow from Miss Russell’s academic work when it came to writing her Master’s Thesis?<br />Yes, there’s even a discreet chapter on the Russell-Holmes love life.<br />A floor plan of the Sussex house Russell shares with Sherlock Holmes and Mrs Hudson is joined by a review of what generations of Holmes scholars have said about its location. There are three interviews between Miss Russell and her literary agent, one of which, new for the Companion, celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the first Russell/King collaboration, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. There are even recipes contributed by Mrs Hudson, and her musings on the comparative stimulants of tea and coffee in the Holmes household.<br />Until Miss Russell chooses to pen her own Companion, The Mary Russell Companion is the definitive guide to the world of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.

40 Keeping Watch

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2003-03-04
Description :  Acclaimed as one of the most original talents to emerge in the last decade, award-winning author Laurie R. King returns to Folly Island to deliver her most stunning achievement yet--a breathtaking novel of suspense that explores the very essence of good and evil.<br /><br />Allen Carmichael came back from Vietnam a lifetime ago--but only now was he ready to return home. For years, he’s lived on the fringes of the law, using a soldier’s skills to keep watch over those too young to defend themselves. Some consider him nothing but a kidnapper for hire--the best in the business; others call him a hero. His specialty has been rescuing children from abusive parents and escorting them to loving homes. But after twenty-five years, he is ready to take on his final case--a case that could destroy him. <br /><br />The boy’s name is Jamie: He believes his father is going to kill him. Allen is convinced that the twelve-year-old is right and devises a strategy to save him. His last job done, Allen heads back to Folly Island, where he plans to settle into a quiet life. But not long after his return, a small plane piloted by the boy’s father’s crashes, leaving behind debris--but no body. Now it is up to Allen to resolve whether Jamie’s father is dead or alive--and to make sure Jamie himself stays out of harm’s way. But a series of ominous events leads Allen to question whether Jamie’s father is really the enemy after all. Or if the real threat is far more unspeakable...and the killer unimaginable.<br /><br />Riveting, harrowing, and unforgettable, <b>Keeping Watch</b> takes psychological suspense to its most dizzying heights and proves again why Laurie R. King has been called by both readers and critics an undisputed master of suspense.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

41 Writes of Passage

Author : Hank Phillippi Ryan & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Language Arts & Disciplines  Books  Professional & Technical  Education  Fiction & Literature  Poetry  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement  Reference  Writing 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-09-08
Description :  <b>COMPASSION, CONNECTION, AND INSPIRATION…</b><br /><br /> The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it’s also well-traveled-and in <i>Writes of Passage</i>, fifty-nine mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their success.When you’re in need of an author’s roadmap, “pick up this book,” as Hank Phillippi Ryan says in the introduction. “Open it to any page. The sisters of SinC have shared their personal journeys-and they have many tales to tell.”These tales reveal the “Writes of Passage” every author encounters, and Sisters in Crime hopes these beautifully told experiences will guide you along your way.<br /><br /> Contributing Authors: Susan M. Boyer, Leslie Budewitz, Luisa Buehler, Lucy Burdette/Roberta Isleib, JoAnna Carl/Eve K. Sandstrom, Joelle Charbonneau, Judy Clemens, Meredith Cole, Sheila Connolly, Deborah Coonts, Barbara D’Amato, Maddi Davidson, Krista Davis, Laura DiSilverio, Hallie Ephron, Kim Fay, Kate Flora, Kaye George, Daryl Wood Gerber/Avery Aames, Barb Goffman, Patricia Gussin, J.A. Hennrikus, Naomi Hirahara, Norma Huss, Polly Iyer, Tammy Kaehler, Laurie R. King, Harley Jane Kozak, Deborah J Ledford, Kylie Logan, Alice Loweecey, Gail Lukasik, Nancy Martin, Sujata Massey, Edith Maxwell, Catriona McPherson, Jenny Milchman, Liz Mugavero, Carla Neggers, Clare O’Donohue, Susan Oleksi, Gigi Pandian, Sandra Parshall, Cathy Pickens, Linda Rodriguez, Chris Roerden, Barbara Ross, Lori Roy, Terry Shames. June Shaw, Clea Simon, Patricia Smiley, Patricia Sprinkle, Rochelle Staab, Kelli Stanley, Diane Vallere, Elaine Viets, Sharon Wildwind<br /><br /> Praise for <b>WRITES OF PASSAGE</b>:<br /><br /> “Every writer—beginner or bestseller—gets lost sometimes. Some days words don’t flow and the path is hidden. <i>Writes of Passage</i> is a magic-box of wise words for those cloudy days. Like a lunch-date with all your funniest, kindest friends, this book will remind you of the joy of writing, inspire you to stick at it and remind you that you’re not alone.” – Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Macavity and Bruce-Winning Author of the Dandy Gilver Series and the Anthony-Nominated <i>As She Left It</i><br /><br /> “<i>Writes of Passage</i> is that centering book every author needs, whether multi-published or still striving, the one that captures our collective experience as writers with compassion, connection, and inspiration. Its insightful essays will surprise you and renew you every time you open it, for as long as your writer’s journey continues.” – Laura DiSilverio, 2014 President, Sisters in Crime; Author of the Lefty-Nominated Swift Investigations Series, the Mall Cop Series, and The Reckoning Stones (2015)&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>Books in the Sisters in Crime The Writing Life Collection:</b><br /><br /> WRITES OF PASSAGE: Adventures on the Writer’s Journey<br /> BREAKING AND ENTERING: The Road to Success<br /> SHAMLESS PROMOTION FOR BRAZEN HUSSIES&#xa0;<br /><br /> <b>Part of the Henery Press Non-Fiction Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…</b>

42 The Mary Russell Series 9-Book Bundle

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  British Detectives  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $84.99
Release Date :  2016-02-09
Description :  In daring to re-imagine the life of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King’s <i>New York Times </i>bestselling mystery series succeeds on the strength of its own now-beloved protagonist: Mary Russell, the young American who literally stumbles upon the great retired detective-turned-beekeeper. With the dazzling mix of suspense, period detail, and enthralling pace that is King’s hallmark, these acclaimed novels follow Russell as she rises out of her mentor’s shadow to form a long-running partnership with the always inscrutable and charismatic Holmes. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Traversing such exotic locales as British-occupied Palestine, the Moroccan underworld, and the wilds of India amidst the turmoil of the early twentieth century, this convenient ebook bundle compiles nine of their most thrilling adventures:<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>O JERUSALEM</b><br /> <b>JUSTICE HALL</b><br /> <b>THE GAME</b><br /> <b>LOCKED ROOMS</b><br /> <b>THE LANGUAGE OF BEES</b><br /> <b>THE GOD OF THE HIVE</b><br /> <b>PIRATE KING</b><br /> <b>GARMENT OF SHADOWS</b><br /> <b>DREAMING SPIES</b><br /> <b>Also includes the ebook short story “Beekeeping for Beginners” and a preview of the highly anticipated new mystery from Laurie R. King, <i>The Murder of Mary Russell</i>!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell mysteries</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”<b>—Lee Child</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted.”<b>—<i>Houston Chronicle</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “An engaging romp guaranteed to please . . . perfectly written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>Pirate King</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller. No reader who opens this one will be disappointed.”<b>—Michael Connelly</b>, on <i>The God of the Hive</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><i>, </i>on <i>The Game</i>

43 A Grave Talent

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-04-01
Description :  <b>THE EDGAR AWARD-WINNING NOVEL</b><br /><b>THE FIRST KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY </b><br /><br />In Laurie R. King's <i>Grave Talent</i>, 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 lesbian 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.<br /><br />Then the police 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.<br /><br />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.

44 Crime and Thriller Writing

Author : Michelle Spring & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Language Arts & Disciplines  Books  Professional & Technical  Education 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2013-08-15
Description :  Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' &amp; Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. <br /><br />PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. <br /><br />PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.

45 For the Sake of the Game: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon

Author : Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Release Date :  2018-12-04
Description :  In a sensational follow-up to Echoes of Sherlock Holmes and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, a brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon.<br /><br />For the Sake of the Game is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times bestselling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, with stories of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms. King and Klinger have a simple formula: ask some of the world’s greatest writers—regardless of genre—to be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.<br /><br />The results are surprising and joyous. Some tales are pastiches, featuring the recognizable figures of Holmes and Watson; others step away in time or place to describe characters and stories influenced by the Holmes world. Some of the authors spin whimsical tales of fancy; others tell hard-core thrillers or puzzling mysteries. One beloved author writes a song; two others craft a melancholy graphic tale of insectoid analysis.<br /><br />This is not a volume for readers who crave a steady diet of stories about Holmes and Watson on Baker Street. Rather, it is for the generations of readers who were themselves inspired by the classic tales, and who are prepared to let their imaginations roam freely.<br /><br />Featuring Stories by:&#xa0;Peter S. Beagle, Rhys Bowen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jamie Freveletti, Alan Gordon, Gregg Hurwitz, Toni L. P. Kelner, William Kotzwinkle and Joe Servello, Harley Jane Kozak, D. P. Lyle, Weston Ochse, Zoe Sharp, Duane Swierczynski, and F. Paul Wilson.

46 The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

Author : Michelle Spring & Laurie R. King
Genre :  Writing  Books  Reference 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2012-10-25
Description :  This is the second book in the Arvon series of books on writing. Written by two distinguished writers in the field, Michelle Spring and Laurie R. King, the book reveals, with riveting honesty, why and how authors are drawn to write about crime. The book also features fascinating insights from twenty-six top crime-writing guests. <i>The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing</i> is a detailed, practical guide to writing every kind of crime story, from classic whodunits to fast-paced thrillers. The book's objective is to bring together some of the lessons and insights that the authors and contributors have learned over their careers, to help the readers to free their creative minds, while also studying the solid technique behind writing in this genre. <i>The Arvon Book of Crime Writing</i> captures the essence of Arvon teaching into a practical handbook for writers, packed with tips and advice from leading novelists as well reflections on the genre itself and practical instruction on great storytelling. <br /><br />The Arvon Foundation runs professional writing courses by published writers and provides expert tuition and creative support. Contributors from leading crime writers include: Lee Child, P.D James, and Ian Rankin. <i>The Arvon Book of Crime Writing</i> is divided into three sections: Part 1 - Essays on critical issues in the genre, Part 2: Guest Writers - 25 contributors offering advice and tips Part 3: How To Write Crime.

47 Folly

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2001-02-27
Description :  An acclaimed master of suspense creates a heroine you will never forget in this superbly chilling novel of a woman who begins a desperate undertaking that may transform her life -- or end it.<br /><br />What happens if your worst fears aren't all in your mind?<br /><br />Rae Newborn is a woman on the edge: on the edge of sanity, on the edge of tragedy, and now on the edge of the world. She has moved to an island at the far reaches of the continent to restore the house of an equally haunted figure, her mysterious great-uncle; but as her life begins to rebuild itself along with the house, his story starts to wrap around hers. Powerful forces are stirring, but Rae cannot see where her reality leaves off and his fate begins.<br /><br />Fifty-two years old, Rae must battle the feelings that have long tormented her -- panic, melancholy, and a skin-crawling sense of watchers behind the trees. Before she came here, she believed that most of the things she feared existed only in her mind. And who can say, as disturbing incidents multiply, if any of the watchers on Folly Island might be real? Is Rae paranoid, as her family and the police believe, or is the threat real? Is the island alive with promise -- or with dangers? <br /><br />With <b>Folly</b>, award-winning author Laurie R. King once again powerfully redefines psychological suspense on a sophisticated and harrowing new level, and proves why legions of readers and reviewers have named her a master of the genre.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

48 Mord an der Königin

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Historical 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2017-04-11
Description :  England, 1915: Sherlock Holmes hat seinen Beruf an den Nagel gehängt und lebt zurückgezogen als Bienenzüchter im ländlichen Sussex. Während in Europa der Erste Weltkrieg wütet, kämpft Sherlock mit seinen eigenen Dämonen. Doch dann begegnet er der aufgeweckten Mary Russell und aufgrund ihrer außergewöhnlichen Intelligenz beschließt er, das junge Mädchen zur Detektivin auszubilden.<br/> <br/> Aber Mary gibt dem erfahren Detektiv Rätsel auf: Warum trägt dieses wohlhabende Waisenkind so schäbige Kleidung? Warum wird sie vom Unglück verfolgt? Die Antworten auf diese Fragen müssen schnell gefunden werden, damit weder sein neuer Schützling, noch der wiedererweckte Lebensmut des gefeierten Detektivs ein jähes und tragisches Ende finden ...<br/> <br/> Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. In dieser, bisher auf deutsch unveröffentlichten, Erzählung wird die erste Begegnung von Sherlock und Mary aus der Sicht des Meisterdetektivs geschildert. <br/> Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED.<br/> <br/> &#34;Eine großartige historische Krimiserie!&#34; - Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine<br/> <br/> &#34;Laurie R. King ist die interessanteste amerikanische Krimiautorin seit Jahren.&#34; - Val McDermid

49 Die Gehilfin des Bienenzüchters

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Professional & Technical  Education  Romance  Short Stories  Historical 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  Sussex Downs, 1915: Nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern lebt die fünfzehnjährige Mary Russell bei ihrer ungeliebten Tante. Bei einem Spaziergang stolpert sie - im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes - über Sherlock Holmes. Diese Begegnung verändert ihr Leben, denn der Meisterdetektiv beschließt, sie in die Geheimnisse der Detektivarbeit einzuführen. Es dauert nicht lange, bis die beiden ihre ersten gemeinsamen Fälle lösen. Doch schon bald wird das ungewöhnliche Ermittlerteam auf eine harte Probe gestellt: Jemand verübt lebensgefährliche Anschläge auf Mary und Sherlock ...<br/> <br/> Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet.<br/> <br/> Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED.<br/> <br/> &#34;Laurie King hat eine wundervoll originelle und unterhaltsame Geschichte geschrieben, die zugleich witzig, herzergreifend und spannend ist.&#34; -Booklist

50 Tödliches Testament

Author : Laurie R. King
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  London, Dezember 1920: Bei einem nächtlichen Spaziergang trifft Mary Russell auf ihre alte Freundin Veronica, die inzwischen für die feministische Glaubensgemeinschaft &#34;Neuer Tempel Gottes&#34; arbeitet. Die Gründerin Margery Childe ist charismatisch und redegewandt - die reichen Damen laufen ihr in Scharen zu. Mary ist zunächst von der Arbeit der Organisation fasziniert, aber schnell schöpft sie den Verdacht, dass dort etwas nicht mit rechten Dingen zugeht.<br/> <br/> Als Mary herausfindet, dass mehrere Anhängerinnen innerhalb weniger Monate tödlich verunglückt sind, stellt sie Nachforschungen an. Leider muss sie allein ermitteln, denn ihr Lehrer Sherlock Holmes ist spurlos verschwunden. Bald schon gerät die junge Detektivin in eine lebensbedrohliche Falle ...<br/> <br/> Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED.<br/> <br/> &#34;Wenn jemand die Nachfolge von P.D. James antritt, dann Laurie R. King.&#34; - Boston Globe



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