Sunday, September 18, 2011

BW 38: L is for Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King - September 19, 1952
 Happy Birthday Laurie R. King

I currently have two of Laurie R. King's books from her Mary Russell Series in my TBR pile: Justice Hall and Locked Rooms.  The series follows Mary Russell and her relationship with Sherlock Holmes and their adventures in crime solving. 

From her website:   In 1994, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice was published, featuring young Mary Russell who becomes an apprentice, then partner of Sherlock Holmes in early 20th century England. Books in that series appear regularly, taking the duo and their cohorts on into the Twenties and around the world, winning admiration far and wide. These historical novels allow King to explore all sorts of 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 with revisiting the scenes of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Kim, setting a pair of Bedouin nomads down in a grand country house in England, and forging an unlikely relationship between two remarkably similar individuals who happen to be separated by age, sex, and background.
There are 11 books in the series with the latest release September 6th of The Pirate King

I'm a sucker for series and usually like reading them in order so don't know how I ended up with two books out of order.  Something tickled my fancy the day I bought them.  In honor of Ms. King's birthday this week, I'll be reading Justice Hall.    If you like detective fiction and Sherlock Holmes, be sure to check out the Mary Russell Series.


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  1. read four this weekend for a read-a-thon....The Napping House, Unlikely Friendships, Dragongirl, 100 Cupboards

  2. I'm a sucker for a series too. this one sounds good.


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