Conversations with Authors - Laurie R. King (Virtual Event)

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Sunday, August 2nd • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Laurie R. King

in conversation with Cara Black


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.

 

Laurie R. King‘s Riviera Gold brings back Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes—this time to the Riviera, where they’re challenged to crack their most captivating case yet.

In her Russell & Holmes stories, Laurie explores ideas—the roots of conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan; feminism and early Christianity; patriotism and individual responsibility—while also having a rousing good time. Five of Laurie’s novels concern San Francisco homicide inspector Kate Martinelli, Kate’s SFPD partner Al Hawkin, and her life partner Lee Cooper. Her stand-alone suspense novels include A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch. She has also collaborated on nonfiction works including Crime & Thriller Writing and The Grand Game, and on several short story anthologies.  

Laurie is the third generation in her family native to the San Francisco area. She spent her childhood reading her way through libraries up and down the West Coast; her middle years raising children, renovating houses, traveling the world, and doing a BA and MA in theology. (Her long autobiography goes into detail about how she uses these interests.) She now lives a genteel life of crime, on California’s central coast.

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

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Riviera Gold: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525620839
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Published: Bantam - June 9th, 2020

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes turn the Riviera upside down to crack their most captivating case yet in the New York Times bestselling series that Lee Child called “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”


Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804177986
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Published: Bantam - June 4th, 2019

Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling series featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes is “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today” (Lee Child)!


Mary Russell's War (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781464207334
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 11th, 2016

"Fans of King's Mary Russell novels, which starting with 1994's The Beekeeper's Apprentice chart her relationship with Sherlock Holmes, will welcome this collection, which includes extracts from the novels, short stories, and the diary that Mary kept as a teen during WWI." --Publishers Weekly


The Murder of Mary Russell: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804177924
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Published: Bantam - March 28th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES 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?
 


Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345531810
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Published: Bantam - October 6th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST HISTORICAL NOVEL • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES


Garment of Shadows: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553386769
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Published: Bantam - August 20th, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Pirate King (with bonus short story Beekeeping for Beginners): A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553386752
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Published: Bantam - April 17th, 2012

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 


The God of the Hive: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553590418
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Published: Bantam - August 9th, 2011

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.


The Language of Bees: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553588347
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bantam - April 27th, 2010

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[Laurie R.] King enriches the Sherlockian legacy.”—The Boston Globe 


Locked Rooms: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553386387
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Published: Bantam - April 27th, 2010

“A truly bravura performance [with] all the magnetic appeal of the best of the original Conan Doyle novels.”—The Strand Magazine


The Game: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553386370
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Published: Bantam - April 27th, 2010

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 Kim.


Justice Hall: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553381719
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Published: Bantam - April 28th, 2009

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


O Jerusalem: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553383249
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Published: Bantam - April 28th, 2009

At the close of the year 1918, forced to flee England's green and pleasant land, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes enter British-occupied Palestine under the auspices of Holmes' enigmatic brother, Mycroft.


The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell Mystery #4) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312427399
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Published: Picador - October 30th, 2007

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.


A Letter of Mary: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell Mystery #3) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312427382
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Published: Picador - October 30th, 2007

The third book in the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series.


A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (A Mary Russell Mystery #2) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312427375
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Published: Picador - October 2nd, 2007

Winner of the Nero Wolfe Award


The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (A Mary Russell Mystery #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250055705
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Published: Picador - May 27th, 2014

The Twentieth-Anniversary Edition of the First Novel of the Acclaimed Mary Russell Series by Edgar Award–Winning Author Laurie R. King.

An Agatha Award Best Novel Nominee • Named One of the Century's Best 100 Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association


Lockdown: A Novel of Suspense Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804177955
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Published: Bantam - July 24th, 2018

A community comes together when threatened by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of rich psychological suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries.


Keeping Watch (Folly Island #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553382525
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Published: Bantam - February 3rd, 2004

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.


Folly: A Novel (Folly Island #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553381511
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Published: Bantam - May 28th, 2002

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.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR WORST FEARS AREN’T ALL IN YOUR MIND?


A Darker Place: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553578249
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Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1999

Called "one of the most original talents to emerge in the '90s" by Kirkus Reviews, award-winning author Laurie R. King delivers an intelligent, terrifying, engrossing drama of good and evil, unlike any she has written before....


The Bones of Paris: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345531780
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Published: Bantam - October 7th, 2014

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SACRAMENTO BEE


Touchstone: A Stuyvesant & Grey Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553586664
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Published: Bantam - December 30th, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King takes us to a remote cottage in Cornwall in this gripping tale of intrigue, terrorism, and explosive passions that begins with a visit to a recluse code-named . . .


Beginnings: A Kate Martinelli novella Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781732464728
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Published: Bay Company Books, Inc. - October 1st, 2019

INSPECTOR KATE MARTINELLI has worked the SFPD's Homicide Detail for nearly thirty years. She knows all about how a cop builds a case bit by bit to create a clear story from the scattered pieces of evidence. Until the day her fifteen-year-old daughter, Nora, happens to ask about an aunt she'd never met.


The Art of Detection (Kate Martinelli #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553588330
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Published: Bantam - May 29th, 2007

In this thrilling new crime novel that ingeniously bridges Laurie R.


Night Work (Kate Martinelli #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553578256
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Published: Bantam - November 28th, 2000

Night Work


With Child: A Novel (A Kate Martinelli Mystery #3) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250046598
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Published: Picador - January 7th, 2014

THE THIRD BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES


To Play the Fool: A Novel (A Kate Martinelli Mystery #2) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250046581
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Published: Picador - January 7th, 2014

THE SECOND BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES


A Grave Talent: A Novel (A Kate Martinelli Mystery #1) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250046550
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Published: Picador - January 7th, 2014

THE EDGAR AWARD-WINNING NOVEL
THE FIRST KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY


Crime and Thriller Writing (Writers' and Artists' Companions) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781472523938
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - July 19th, 2013

Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres.

PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research.


Three Hours in Paris Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641290418
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Published: Soho Crime - April 7th, 2020

In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why.

The New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris.


Murder in Bel-Air (An Aimée Leduc Investigation) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641291347
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Published: Soho Crime - February 4th, 2020

Cara Black’s riveting 19th installment in her New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris’s 12th arrondissement.