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Laurie R King

USA flag (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.


Anne Waverly
A Darker Place (1998)
     aka The Birth of a New Moon
Harris Stuyvesant
1. Touchstone (2007)
2. The Bones of Paris (2013)
Anthologies edited
A Study in Sherlock (2011) (with Leslie Klinger)
Writes of Passage (2014) (with Margaret Maron and Hank Phillippi Ryan)
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (2014) (with Leslie Klinger and Leslie S Klinger)
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes (2016) (with Leslie S Klinger)

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
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."

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