Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King

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The Lantern's Dance was the most recently released book by Laurie R. King, on February 13th, 2024.

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Laurie R. King Stats: The highest rated book by Laurie R. King on Book Notification is Beekeeping for Beginners, the 11th novel in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. The second-highest rated book is The Lantern's Dance (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #22).

The most read book by Laurie R. King on Book Notification is The Beekeeper's Apprentice, the first novel in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. The second most read book is A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #2).

Below is a complete list of Laurie R. King books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Laurie R. King is the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series.

List of Kate Martinelli Books in Publication Order

List of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
1994
2
8.1
A Monstrous Regiment of Women
1995
3
8.6
A Letter of Mary
1996
4
8
The Moor
1998
5
8.5
O Jerusalem
1999
6
8.7
Justice Hall
2002
7
8.3
The Game
2004
8
8.6
Locked Rooms
2005
9
8.5
The Language of Bees
2009
10
8.4
The God of the Hive
2010
11
9.8
Beekeeping for Beginners
2011
12
6.6
Pirate King
2011
13
7.1
Garment of Shadows
2012
14
8.1
Dreaming Spies
2015
15
8.6
The Marriage of Mary Russell
2016
16
8.6
The Murder of Mary Russell
2016
17
8.1
Mary Russell's War
2016
18
6
Mary's Christmas
2016
19
8.4
Island of the Mad
2018
20
8.7
Riviera Gold
2020
21
8.2
Castle Shade
2021
22
9.5
The Lantern's Dance
2024

Chronological Order of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Books

The events of O Jerusalem take place towards the end of The Beekeeper's Apprentice.

List of Mary Russell Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Harris Stuyvesant Books in Publication Order

List of Folly Island Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Laurie R. King Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Irreconcilable Differences
1999
2
Criminal Kabbalah: An Intriguing Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fiction
2001
3
Wild Crimes
2004
4
Unusual Suspects
2008
5
4.7
A Study in Sherlock
2011
6
Writes of Passage
2014
7
6
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes
2014
8
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes
2016
9
Bound by Mystery
2017
10
8
For the Sake of the Game
2018
11
2
In League with Sherlock Holmes
2020
12
How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America
2021
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Laurie R. King: Biography

Laurie R. King was born on September 19th, 1952 and is currently 71 years old. Laurie R. King was born in Oakland, California, USA. King attended University of California, Santa Cruz where she received a B.A. Comparative Religion, Graduate Theological Union where she received an M.A. Theology, Church Divinity School of the Pacific where she received an Honorary Doctorate and.

Laurie R. King is the author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series which currently consists of 22 novels. The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series started in 1994 with the novel The Beekeeper's Apprentice. The most recently released novel in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series was The Lantern's Dance which was released in 2024. There are no upcoming novels for the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series.

Laurie R. King has also written the Kate Martinelli series which has 6 books including A Grave Talent and To Play the Fool.

Laurie R. King: Awards & Accolades

Laurie R. King won the Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 2022.

Laurie R. King has won many awards including:

  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice won the Edgar Award, Best First Novel, in 1994.
  • A Grave Talent won the Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award, in 1995.
  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women won the Nero Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1996.
  • Folly won the Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 2002.
  • Writes of Passage won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2014 as well as the Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2015, Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2015.
  • In the Company of Sherlock Holmes won the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2015.
  • Dreaming Spies won the Agatha Award, Best Historical Novel, in 2015.
  • How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2021 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2022.

The following novels by Laurie R. King were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Agatha Award, Best Novel (1994).
  • A Grave Talent: Macavity Award, Best First Mystery (1994). Anthony Award, Best First Mystery (1994).
  • With Child: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1997).
  • Paleta Man: Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2000). Macavity Award, Best Short Story (2000).
  • Keeping Watch: Barry Award, Best Novel (2004).
  • Touchstone: Lefty Award, Best Historical Mystery Novel (2009).
  • Pirate King: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2011).
  • Garment of Shadows: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2012).
  • Dreaming Spies: Lefty Award, Best Historical Mystery Novel (2016). Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2016).
  • The Murder of Mary Russell: Lefty Award, Best Historical Mystery Novel (2017).
  • Island of the Mad: Lefty Award, Best Historical Mystery Novel (2019). Macavity Award, Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (2019).
  • Riviera Gold: Lefty Award, Best Historical Mystery Novel (2021). Edgar Award, Sue Grafton Memorial Award (2021).
  • Back to the Garden: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Mystery/Thriller (2022). Lefty Award, Best Mystery Novel (2023). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2023).

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Laurie R. King: F.A.Q

When was Laurie R. King Born? How old is Laurie R. King?

Laurie R. King was born on September 19th, 1952. Laurie R. King is currently 71 years old.

Where was Laurie R. King Born?

Laurie R. King was born in Oakland, California, USA and is American.

What awards has Laurie R. King won?

Laurie R. King has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (2022).

What book awards has Laurie R. King won?

The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Edgar Award Best First Novel (1994).
A Grave Talent: Crime Writer's Association Award New Blood Dagger Award (1995).
A Monstrous Regiment of Women: Nero Award Best Mystery Novel (1996).
Folly: Macavity Award Best Mystery Novel (2002).
Writes of Passage: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2014), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2015), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2015).
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Anthony Award Best Anthology / Collection (2015).
Dreaming Spies: Agatha Award Best Historical Novel (2015).
How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2021), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2022).

What was the first book Laurie R. King wrote?

The first novel written by Laurie R. King was A Grave Talent, published in 1993.

What was the most recent book Laurie R. King wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Lantern's Dance on February 13th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Laurie R. King?

Laurie R. King does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Laurie R. King written?

Laurie R. King has written 43 books. 6 books in the Kate Martinelli Series, 22 books in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Series, 1 book in the Mary Russell Non-Fiction Books, 2 books in the Harris Stuyvesant Series, 1 book in the Folly Island Series, 6 Standalone Novels, 3 Short Stories/Novellas, 2 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I bounced off King’s Sherlock Holmes series when I first encountered it. I had no idea she had written anything else until I saw this list. Everyone that loves the author is always raving about the Holmes books.

    But The Beekeeper’s Apprentice repelled me. King made a mistake when she wrote Mary Russel because the heroine was essentially a Mary Sue. She had too many gifts, making for a less interesting read.

    I only stuck around because King has enjoyable prose. Her books are easy to read, so I persevered. Today, I can’t tell whether or not I like Mary. She’s still a Mary Sue, but I don’t hate her. More importantly, King writes solid mysteries. For now, that is enough.

    debnorling
    debnorling
    7 months ago

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the latest Sherlock book!

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