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King, Laurie R.

Overview
Works: 263 works in 1,738 publications in 6 languages and 76,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Psychological fiction  History  Suspense fiction, American  Spy stories  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3561.I4813, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laurie R King
The beekeeper's apprentice, or, On the segregation of the queen by Laurie R King( Book )

66 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and German and held by 3,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would happen if Sherlock Homles, a perfect man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynisitic--were to come face to face with a twentieth-century female' If she grew to be a partner worthy of his great talents'Laurie R. King, whose very different first novel, . A Grave Talent (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.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 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. 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. 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
The game : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

43 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,614 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 )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,568 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
Justice Hall : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, Justicia fortitudo mea est: 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?
Locked rooms : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

42 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,417 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 )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,358 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 )

52 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 2,291 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 )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,280 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 )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 2,220 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
Dreaming spies : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Book )

27 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,169 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 )

54 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,133 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
Keeping watch by Laurie R King( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,102 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
The murder of Mary Russell : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R King( Book )

28 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laurie R. King's bestselling 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? 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. 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. 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. Or rather to Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street. 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. There is death here, and murder, and trust betrayed. And nothing will ever be the same. Praise for the award-winning novels of Laurie R. King "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."--The Washington Post Book World "The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today."--Lee Child "A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company."--The New York Times "Erudite, fascinating. by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted."--Houston Chronicle "Intricate clockworks, wheels within wheels."--Booklist (starred review) "Imaginative and subtle."--The Seattle Times "Impossible to put down."--Romantic Times "Remarkably beguiling."--The Boston Globe"--
Touchstone by Laurie R King( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ESPIONAGE & SPY THRILLER. Once studied by British intelligence for his excruciating sensitivity to the world's turmoil, Bennett Grey has withdrawn from the world - until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to assess Grey's potential as a weapon in a new kind of warfare. Agent Harris Stuyvesant needs Grey's help to enter a realm where the rich and the radical exist side by side - a heady mix of power, celebrity, and sexuality that conceals the free world's deadliest enemy. Soon Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and - even more dangerously - falling in love with another. As he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust anyone, even his touchstone
The bones of Paris : a novel of suspense by Laurie R King( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,946 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
A monstrous regiment of women by Laurie R King( Book )

51 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the murder of a wealthy feminist in London. The victim belonged to a movement whose demands go far beyond what the suffragettes seek. By the author of The Beekeeper's Apprentice
O Jerusalem : a Mary Russell novel by Laurie R King( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,878 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 )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,662 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
Night work : a Kate Martinelli mystery by Laurie R King( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate is busy investigating two murders where the male victims are found with candy when her friend, feminist minister Roz Hall, calls her with the news that the supposed accidental death of a young Indian bride is really a murder, and the connections reveal "shudderingly primal roots."--Jacket
 
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The game : a Mary Russell novel
Alternative Names

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King, Laurie 1952-

King, Laurie R. 1952-

Kinga, Lorija R.

Laurie King scrittrice statunitense

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Кинг, Лори Р.

لوری آر. کینگ نویسنده آمریکایی

킹, 로리 R. 1952-

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The game : a Mary Russell novelThe god of the hive : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock HolmesJustice 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 detectionA letter of Mary : a Mary Russell novel