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Laurie R. King

Autor/a de The Beekeeper's Apprentice

75+ obres 42,797 Membres 1,963 Ressenyes 238 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Laurie R. King is the bestselling author of "A Darker Place," four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and five acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries. She lives in northern California. Her newest book is the ninth one in the Mary Russell mystery series, The Language of Bees. (Publisher mostra'n més Provided) Laurie R. King is a mystery writer, who holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in theology. Her first novel, Grave Talent, was published in 1993 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Since then, she has written over twenty books including the Mary Russell Mysteries series, the Stuyvesant and Grey series, the Kate Martinelli Mystery series, A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch. She has also co-authored a number of nonfiction works and anthologies including Crime Writing, The Grand Game, and Studies in Sherlock. Laurie's title, Dreaming Spies, is a 2015 New York Times Bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Laurie R. King

The Beekeeper's Apprentice (1994) 5,910 exemplars
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (1995) 3,124 exemplars
A Letter of Mary (1996) 2,663 exemplars
The Moor (1998) 2,419 exemplars
O Jerusalem (1999) 2,270 exemplars
The Game (2004) 2,152 exemplars
Locked Rooms (2005) 2,129 exemplars
Justice Hall (2002) 2,119 exemplars
The Language of Bees (2009) 1,634 exemplars
The God of the Hive (2010) 1,404 exemplars
A Grave Talent (1993) 1,318 exemplars
The Art of Detection (2006) 1,217 exemplars
Pirate King (2011) 1,087 exemplars
Garment of Shadows (2012) 992 exemplars
To Play the Fool (1995) 959 exemplars
A Darker Place (1999) 913 exemplars
Night Work (2000) 902 exemplars
With Child (1996) 852 exemplars
Dreaming Spies (2015) 835 exemplars
Folly (2001) 801 exemplars
The Murder of Mary Russell (2016) 745 exemplars
Touchstone (2007) 738 exemplars
The Bones of Paris (2013) 588 exemplars
Keeping Watch (2003) 545 exemplars
Island of the Mad (2018) 524 exemplars
Riviera Gold (2020) 377 exemplars
Castle Shade (2021) 317 exemplars
Beekeeping for Beginners (2011) 308 exemplars
Califia's Daughters (2004) 265 exemplars
Lockdown (2017) 250 exemplars
Back to the Garden (2022) 228 exemplars
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (2011) — Editor — 226 exemplars
The Marriage of Mary Russell (2016) 161 exemplars
The Lantern's Dance (2024) 141 exemplars
Mrs. Hudson's Case (1998) 83 exemplars
Mary's Christmas [short story] (2014) 63 exemplars
Beginnings (2019) 46 exemplars
The Mary Russell Companion (2014) 41 exemplars
Hellbender (2011) 31 exemplars
Mila's Tale (2014) 7 exemplars
Stately Holmes (2016) 4 exemplars
Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto (2015) 3 exemplars
Sense títol 3 exemplars
My Thesis Being . . . (2013) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Col·laborador — 1,472 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 13 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): The Comics Issue (2004) — Col·laborador — 1,291 exemplars
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2009) — Col·laborador — 776 exemplars
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Col·laborador — 503 exemplars
Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2008) — Col·laborador — 406 exemplars
Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (2001) — Col·laborador — 305 exemplars
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Col·laborador — 175 exemplars
The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals and the Chase (2008) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 144 exemplars
Crime Through Time: Original Tales of Historical Mystery (1997) — Col·laborador — 128 exemplars
Criminal Kabbalah: An Intriguing Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fiction (2001) — Pròleg, algunes edicions56 exemplars
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted (2017) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Wild Crimes: Stories of Mystery in the Wild (2004) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
Irreconcilable Differences (1999) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Murder at the Foul Line (1911) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey (2014) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
AZ Murder Goes Classic: Current Crimewriters Revisit Past Masters (1997) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars


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A Study in Sherlock - New Pastiche Collection a Baker Street and Beyond (novembre 2013)
New Holmes/Russell Book Coming! a Baker Street and Beyond (novembre 2012)


A disappointing read compared to the more gripping and psychologically astute The Beekeeper's Apprentice (the first in this series) and the far superior (alternate) historical novel Cahokia Jazz by Francis Spufford, the book I read just before. In Mary, the plotting is loose, the red herrings belabored, the ultimate solution tawdry; and the most interesting element in the book, the one most likely to attract the interest of those not already invested in the series, turns out to be a mere distraction, a dangling bauble constructed to emphasize and underscore a theme already well developed in the book's other elements and plot points. I would recommend this only to Holmes fanfic completists and to those whose chief pleasure in reading mysteries is in solving their puzzles.… (més)
john.cooper | Hi ha 77 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
4.5 stars, I loved this episode of Mary Russell and Sherlock. The characters are lively and the story is heartbreaking and makes you care deeply about the resolution. I wouldn't say there was much Sherlockian detecting going on, but it was still a good time.
KallieGrace | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | May 8, 2024 |
3.5, not better than previous books but still an immersive story with rich characters and culture and danger for our characters. I like how Holmes respects Russell as a whole person capable of everything he is.
KallieGrace | Hi ha 64 ressenyes més | May 8, 2024 |
This is my favorite in the series so far, revisiting an original Sherlock case decades after. I love these versions of the characters, likely because we spend so little time with this Sherlock and most of it with Mary that the differences between him and the original are not grating.
KallieGrace | Hi ha 69 ressenyes més | May 8, 2024 |



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