The finale of the Amarillo Public Library’s Spring AMARILLO READS is tonight at the Amarillo Civic Center. Fans can meet Laurie R. King, bestselling and award-winning author of the Mary Russell Mysteries as well as many other successful novels.
Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2016’s The Murder of Mary Russell.) She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology.
Her crime novels are both serial and stand-alone. First in the hearts of most readers comes Mary Russell, who met the retired Sherlock Holmes in 1915 and became his apprentice, then his partner. Beginning with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Russell and Holmes move through the Teens and Twenties in amiable discord, challenging each other to ever greater feats of detection. In the Russell & Holmes stories, King explores ideas-the roots of conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan; feminism and early Christianity; patriotism and individual responsibility-having a rousing good time along the way.
King’s other series include the Stuyvesant & Grey books set in Europe between the Wars, and the Kate Martinelli mysteries concerning San Francisco homicide inspector Kate, her SFPD partner Al Hawkin, and life partner Lee Cooper.
King’s stand-alone suspense novels include A Darker Place, Folly, Keeping Watch, and Califia’s Daughters. She has also co-authored a number of nonfiction works and anthologies, including Crime Writing, The Grand Game, Studies in Sherlock, and a number of short stories and e-books.
Amarillo Reads: An Evening with Laurie R. King
Conversation and Book Signing
Amarillo Civic Center Complex
7 p.m. with Doors at 6
Books available for purchase through Barnes & Noble