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King, Laurie R.

Works: 181 works in 1,524 publications in 13 languages and 75,212 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Psychological fiction  History  Suspense fiction, American  Detective and mystery stories, English  Spy stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3561.I4813, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Laurie R King
The beekeeper's apprentice, or, On the segregation of the queen by Laurie R King( Book )

56 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and German and held by 3,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would happen if Sherlock Homles, 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? In 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. So, at first informally, then consciously, he takes Mary 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. 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
The game : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling incognito, Mary Russell and her spouse, Sherlock Holmes, head for India to search for a missing spy, the famous orphan who inspired Rudyard Kipling's "Kim," and find themselves caught up in a dangerous intrigue
The God of the hive : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes with her husband, Sherlock Holmes, and with Holmes' young granddaughter in her safekeeping, Russell will have to call on instincts she didn't know she had as the famous husband and wife sleuths are pursued by a killer immune from the sting of justice
The language of bees : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. But the anticipated sweetness of their homecoming is quickly tempered by a galling memory from her husband's past. Mary had met Damian Adler only once before, when the promising surrealist painter had been charged with, and exonerated from murder. Now the talented and troubled young man was enlisting their help again, this time in a desperate search for his missing wife and child
Justice Hall : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving the murky riddle of The Moon; a bloodied but oddly familiar stranger pounds desperately on their front door, pleads for their help, and then collapses. When he recovers, he lays before them the stroy of the enigmatic Marsh Hughenfort, younger brother of the Duke of Beauville, returned to England upon his brother's death."--Jacket
Locked rooms : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are back in Laurie R. King's highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling mystery series. And this time the first couple of detection pair up to unlock the buried memory of a shocking crime with the power to kill again-lost somewhere in Russell's own past. After departing Bombay by ship, Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are en route to the bustling modern city of San Francisco. There, Mary will settle some legal affairs surrounding the inheritance of her family's old estate. But the closer they get to port, the more Mary finds herself prey to troubling dreams and irrational behavior-a point not lost on Holmes, much to Russell's annoyance. In 1906, when Mary was six, San Francisco was devastated by an earthquake and a raging fire that reduced the city to rubble. For years, Mary has denied any memory of the catastrophe that for days turned the fabled streets into hell on earth. But Holmes suspects that some hidden trauma connected with the "unforgettable" catastrophe may be the real culprit responsible for Mary's memory lapse. And no sooner do they begin to familiarize themselves with the particulars of the Russell estate than it becomes apparent that whatever unpleasantness Mary has forgotten, it hasn't forgotten her. Why does her father's will forbid access to the house except in the presence of immediate family? Why did someone break in, then take nothing of any value? And why is Russell herself targeted for assassination? The more questions they ask of Mary's past, the more people from that past turn out to have died violent, unexplained deaths. Now, with the aid of a hard-boiled young detective and crime writer named Hammett, Russell and Holmes find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leads them through the winding streets of Chinatown. What Russell is about to discover is that even a forgotten past never die...and it can kill again
Pirate king : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to Lisbon and Morocco, where a British studio is creating a silent film version of "The Pirates of Penzance, " Mary Russell investigates a series of crimes targeting the production and confronts a high-stakes situation when actual pirates orchestrate a hostage situation
The moor : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

51 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after he solved the case of the hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes returns to Dartmoor to investigate a murder and another sighting of the hound. On this occasion he is accompanied by his wife, Mary Russell, who narrates
Garment of shadows : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, suffering a temporary memory loss, searches for her"self," each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it's too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe
The art of detection by Laurie R King( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martinelli is investigating the death of Philip Gilbert, an obsessively avid Holmes collector (he's even transformed his San Francisco house into a replica of 221B Baker Street), when she discovers what could be the motive: a previously unpublished story from Arthur Conan Doyle, told from Holmes's point of view, a find that could be worth millions."--Publisher's weekly
Keeping watch by Laurie R King( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near retirement after years of rescuing children, Alan Carmichael embarks on one last mission--to rescue a teenager from an abusive parent--but after the boy is safely hidden away, Alan begins to doubt his decision to intervene
Dreaming spies : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a normal afternoon in Sussex when Russell and Holmes return home to find a peculiar addition to their garden: a beautiful stone that once occupied the Imperial gardens in Kyoto. The stone immediately recalls the spring of 1924, when, on their way back from India (The Game), Russell and Holmes agreed to perform a small but exceedingly dangerous job for the emperor of Japan. At the time, Russell encountered a young Japanese woman on board their ship who tutored the two foreigners about her country and guided them into a secret meeting with the Prince Regent himself. Now, when Russell heads for Oxford to resume her long-delayed studies, she comes face-to-face with that very same young Japanese woman--and quickly realizes Miss Sato Haruki is not all that she seems."--
A letter of Mary : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

48 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August 1923. All is quiet in the Holmes household in Sussex as Mary Russell works on academic research while Sherlock Holmes conducts malodorous chemistry experiments. But the peace quickly disappears as out of the past comes Dorothy Ruskin, an amateur archeologist from the Holy Land, who brings the couple a lovely inlaid box with a tattered roll of stained papyrus inside. The evening following their meeting, Miss Ruskin dies in a traffic accident that Holmes and Mary soon prove was murder. But what was the motivation? Was it the little inlaid box holding the manuscript? Or the woman's involvement in the volatile politics of the Holy Land? Or could it have been the scroll itself, a deeply troubling letter that seems to have been written by Mary Magdalene and that contains a biblical bombshell
Touchstone by Laurie R King( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left with an extraordinary sensitivity that allows him to determine the lies and deceptions of everyday life with a mere touch after the Great War, an Englishman lives a reclusive life until an American agent asks for his help
The murder of Mary Russell : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Book )

24 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Has Laurie King followed in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's footsteps and killed off her protagonist? Sherlock Holmes is back in the latest in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child has hailed as "the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today"--But is Mary Russell? When the novel opens, the shabby carpet of 221B Baker Street is drenched in blood--and no one knows the fate of Mary Russell. Could this be the final performance for the world's best-known Holmesian author?"--
A monstrous regiment of women by Laurie R King( Book )

56 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Monstrous Regiment of Women continues Mary Russell's adventures as a worthy student of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and as an ever more skilled sleuth in her own right. Looking for respite in London after a stupefying visit from relatives, Mary encounters a friend from Oxford. The young woman introduces Mary to her current enthusiasm, a strange and enigmatic woman named Margery Childe, who leads something called "The New Temple of God." It seems to be a charismatic sect involved in the post-World War I suffrage movement, with a feminist slant on Christianity. Mary is curious about the woman, and intrigued. Is the New Temple a front for something more sinister? When a series of murders claims members of the movement's wealthy young female volunteers and principal contributors, Mary, with Holmes in the background, begins to investigate. Things become more desperate than either of them expected as Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced
The bones of Paris : a novel of suspense by Laurie R King( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, France: September 1929. Private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, on the hunt for a missing twenty-two year old woman from Boston, must descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer hiding in the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre
O Jerusalem : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

43 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1919, Sherlock Holmes and his future wife Mary Russell are smuggled into Palestine under cover of darkness. Disguised as Arabs they foil a Turkish plot to regain control of Jerusalem from the British
A darker place by Laurie R King( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology professor Anne Waverly is sent undercover by the FBI to infiltrate a religious cult in California. Initially ill-disposed to cults--her husband and daughter died in a mass suicide in Texas--Waverly discovers an organization genuinely devoted to rehabilitating troubled youth and even finds love. But as she rises to a top post in the cult's administration, an unpleasant surprise awaits her. By the author of With Child
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The game : a Mary Russell novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityRichards, Leigh

King, Laurie 1952-

King, Laurie R. 1952-

Kinga, Lorija R.

Laurie King scrittrice statunitense

Laurie R. King Amerikaans schrijfster

Laurie R. King amerikansk författare

Laurie R. King amerikansk skribent

Laurie R. King écrivain américaine

Laurie R. King novelista estadounidense

Laurie R. King US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Кинг, Лори Р.

لوری آر. کینگ نویسنده آمریکایی

킹, 로리 R. 1952-

キング, ローリー

キング, ローリー・R


The game : a Mary Russell novelThe God of the hive : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock HolmesThe language of bees : a Mary Russell novelJustice Hall : a Mary Russell novelLocked rooms : a Mary Russell novelPirate king : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock HolmesThe moor : a Mary Russell novelThe art of detection