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Laurie R King

USA flag (b.1952)

aka Leigh Richards

Laurie King is a third-generation native of San Francisco, but since her marriage to an Anglo-Indian professor she has lived briefly on five continents. She and her husband have two children. They live mostly in California.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Mystery
   A Darker Place (1998)
     aka The Birth of a New Moon
   Naked Came the Phoenix (2001) (with Nevada Barr, Mary Jane Clark, Diana Gabaldon, J A Jance, Faye Kellerman, Val McDermid, Pam and Mary O'Shaughnessy, Anne Perry, Nancy Pickard, J D Robb, Lisa Scottoline and Marcia Talley)
   Califia's Daughters (2004) (as by Leigh Richards)
   Lockdown (2017)
   Back to the Garden (2022)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (1994) : The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) : With Child
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2002) : Folly
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel winner (2015) : Dreaming Spies

Laurie R King recommends
In the Midnight Hour (2001)
(Laura Principal, book 5)
Michelle Spring
"... delicious."
No Good Deed (2001)
Manda Scott
"Manda Scott picks us up by the scruff of the neck, drags us kicking and bumping along the rough side of life, then makes us fall in love with her characters along the way. Wow,"
A Grave Denied (2003)
(Kate Shugak, book 13)
Dana Stabenow
"Shugak is one of the great characters of modern crime fiction."
The Parisian Prodigal (2010)
(Fools' Guild Mystery, book 8)
Alan Gordon
"Only a fool would pass this one up."
Alias Hook (2013)
Lisa Jensen
"A delicious and thought-provoking read."
A Knife in the Fog (2018)
(Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle, book 1)
Bradley Harper
"Ardent feminism and cerebral detection face down the Ripper in the fog-shrouded streets of London: a feast for lovers of historical crime!"
Lila the Werewolf and Other Stories (2023)
(Essential Peter S. Beagle, book 1)
Peter S Beagle
"Stepping into a Peter Beagle story is like stepping out your front door into an alternate, but entirely logical, world: your girlfriend seems to be a werewolf, the evening news is anchored by the Angel of Death, dreadful poetry is a lethal weapon, and a Berkeley traffic cop has to negotiate a depressed dragon out of an intersection. But then, what else to expect from a wizard of mischief like Beagle? Two perfect volumes that should come with a warning: When you try and go back inside your house, all its rooms will have changed."

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