Short Stories and Collaborations
|A Study in Sherlock
Publication Date: Late 2011
What would happen if you asked twenty top writers who don’t normally write about Sherlock Holmes, to write about Sherlock Holmes? Why, you’d have: A Study in Sherlock, Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon. Look for it at the end of 2011, and in the meantime, keep an eye on the website we’ve created for updates.
|.||“Hellbender” in Down These Strange Streets
In stores October 2011
Co-edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
Down These Strange Streets is (as described on co-editor George R. R. Martin’s site) “a blend of urban fantasy, science fiction hardboiled mystery, noir, paranormal romance, historicals, and fantasy PI stories.” Look for it in October 2011.
|The Grand Game, A Celebration of Sherlockian Scholarship, volume 1, 1901-1959 (2011)
Publication date: January 2011; ISBN 978-0-9795550-8-4
A collection of outstanding essays and articles that play “The Game.” (That is, they are based on the assumptions: Sherlock Holmes did actually live; Dr Watson wrote the tales of his cases; and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was merely the literary executor. Much as Laurie R. King is the literary agent for one Mary Russell.)
|The Mary Russell Companion — free ebook
Can’t get enough of Miss Mary Russell? Know someone who’s an avid Mary Russell fan and admirer? Now you (or they!) can delve deeper into the world of her ten memoirs with the Mary Russell Companion ebook.
|A Case in Correspondence
A series of communications (employing means as varied as re-used post cards and the agony columns of the Times) has come to light between Mary Russell and Other Important People. It follows the 1992 (not a typo!) tale published last year as MyStory (or, The Case of the Ravening Sherlockians.) Now that the Twenty Weeks of Buzz have drawn to a close, the full story is available for free download here.
|“Birth of a Green Man”
An original and complete short story illuminating the history of a central character in The God of the Hive. It is printed in color on heavy 14×20 inch stock, ready for framing, a companion piece to last year’s “A Venomous Death.” Only 250 of them have been printed, and the copies are numbered and signed by both the author and the artist. (Click on the image to enlarge.) Find out how to buy yours here.
|“A Venomous Death,” a short-short story produced only in broadside format and available in limited edition from Lavendier Press (firstname.lastname@example.org).|
|“The Thief” in In the Shadow of the Master (2009)|
|“The Fool,” in The Blue Religion (2008)|
|“The House” in Unusual Suspects, ed. Dana Stabenow (2008)|
|“Cat’s Paw” in Murder at the Foul Line, ed. Otto Penzler (2006)|
|“The Salt Pond” in Wild Crimes, edited by Dana Stabenow. (2004).|
|“Weaving the Dark” from Thrilling Tales, ed. Michael Chabon. This is McSweeney’s Magazine number 10, also published (without the fun extras) by Vintage. The magazine is loosely linked to Dave Eggar’s Valencia Street writing center. (2004)|
|“Paleta Man” which is in Irreconcilable Differences, edited by Lia Matera (Edgar Award nominee) (1999)|
|“Mrs Hudson’s Case” in Crime Through Time, eds Monfredo and Newman (1997)|
|Naked Came the Phoenix: chapter 13 (2001)|
Non-Fiction and Introductions
|“The Thief,” In the Shadow of the Master, by Michael Connelly, HarperCollins. (2009).|
|Intro to The Hound of the Baskervilles , Arthur Conan Doyle (Modern Library Classics, Random House, 2002)|
|“The Past is a Foreign Country”, Writing Mysteries, (ed. Sue Grafton / Jan Burke) (2002)|
|Laurie has written a chapter on the historical mystery in this group of Mystery Writers of America’s ideas and comments on writing mysteries. Intro to Criminal Kabbalah, edited by Lawrence Raphael. (2002)|