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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 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)
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice 5,520 copies, 277 reviews
A Monstrous Regiment of Women 2,931 copies, 96 reviews
A Letter of Mary 2,501 copies, 73 reviews
The Moor 2,282 copies, 65 reviews
O Jerusalem 2,149 copies, 62 reviews
The Game 2,037 copies, 65 reviews
Justice Hall 2,001 copies, 59 reviews
Locked Rooms 1,998 copies, 71 reviews
The Language of Bees 1,538 copies, 78 reviews
The God of the Hive 1,311 copies, 128 reviews
A Grave Talent 1,245 copies, 38 reviews
The Art of Detection 1,159 copies, 35 reviews
Pirate King 993 copies, 93 reviews
To Play the Fool 922 copies, 15 reviews
Garment of Shadows 900 copies, 61 reviews
A Darker Place 865 copies, 16 reviews
Night Work 857 copies, 16 reviews
With Child 808 copies, 15 reviews
Folly 758 copies, 13 reviews
Dreaming Spies 741 copies, 93 reviews
Touchstone 700 copies, 34 reviews
The Murder of Mary Russell 649 copies, 74 reviews
The Bones of Paris 544 copies, 70 reviews
Keeping Watch 515 copies, 15 reviews
Island of the Mad 431 copies, 49 reviews
Beekeeping for Beginners 286 copies, 27 reviews
Califia's Daughters 246 copies, 9 reviews
Lockdown 217 copies, 53 reviews
Castle Shade 193 copies, 18 reviews
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Editor) 190 copies, 12 reviews
The Marriage of Mary Russell 136 copies, 11 reviews
Mrs. Hudson's Case 79 copies, 5 reviews
Mary's Christmas [short story] 54 copies, 5 reviews
Hellbender 28 copies, 3 reviews
Mila's Tale 5 copies, 1 review
Stately Holmes 4 copies, 1 review
No title 2 copies
Paleta Man [short story] 1 copy, 1 review
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (Contributor) 1,397 copies, 18 reviews
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Contributor) 698 copies, 14 reviews
Down These Strange Streets (Contributor) 445 copies, 18 reviews
Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (Contributor) 375 copies, 10 reviews
Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (Contributor) 286 copies, 7 reviews
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Contributor) 108 copies, 3 reviews
Wild Crimes: Stories of Mystery in the Wild (Contributor) 43 copies, 2 reviews
Deadly Anniversaries (Contributor) 33 copies, 6 reviews
Irreconcilable Differences (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
Murder at the Foul Line (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review

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