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 2015’s Dreaming Spies).  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.  She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”.

Longer bio here, and really long autobiography here.

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Laurie King
P. O. Box 4063
Santa Cruz, CA

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