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In this thrilling new crime novel that ingeniously bridges Laurie R. King's Edgar and Creasey Awards-winning Kate Martinelli series and her bestselling series starring Mary Russell, San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes — in a spellbinding dual mystery that could come only from the "intelligent, witty, and complex" mind of New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King.

Kate Martinelli has seen her share of peculiar things as a San Francisco cop, but never anything quite like this: an ornate Victorian sitting room straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story — complete with violin, tobacco-filled Persian slipper, and gunshots in the wallpaper that spell out the initials of the late queen.

Philip Gilbert was a true Holmes fanatic, from his antiquated décor to his vintage wardrobe. And no mere fan of fiction's great detective, but a leading expert with a collection of priceless memorabilia — a collection some would kill for.

And perhaps someone did: In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself — a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert's own murder.

Now, with the help of her partner, Al Hawkin, Kate must follow the convoluted trail of a killer — one who may have trained at the feet of the greatest mind of all times.

Review:

"Bestseller King (The Game) meshes her two best-known series — contemporary police procedurals set in San Francisco featuring Kate Martinelli of the SFPD and the period stories of Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes — to create an intelligent, satisfying novel of suspense. Martinelli is investigating the death of Philip Gilbert, an obsessively avid Holmes collector (he's even transformed his San Francisco house into a replica of 221B Baker Street), when she discovers what could be the motive: a previously unpublished story from Arthur Conan Doyle, told from Holmes's point of view, a find that could be worth millions. The present-day narrative is interspersed with the purported Conan Doyle story, which resonates with the account of Martinelli's own domestic life. A fine, perceptive storyteller, King is particularly adroit at capturing the milieus in which her characters reside. Fans of both series will be well rewarded. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"A tour de force and a great read." Booklist

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"Fans of Martinelli will find much to enjoy....[Martinelli's] contented home life contrasts nicely with the grim details of her job." Seattle Times

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"King's imagination is as generous as ever, and her use of the Sherlockian canon to ventilate contemporary issues is clever and impassioned." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

When San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli arrives at a murder scene, she discovers a shocking tableau: the dead man may have been killed for the century-old manuscript he had recently acquired--a manuscript purportedly written by Sherlock Holmes.

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of eight Mary Russell mysteries, four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and the bestselling novels A Darker Place, Folly, and Keeping Watch. She lives in northern California.

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amkdavies, May 20, 2008 (view all comments by amkdavies)
laurie r king sets the bar ever higher for those who craft mystery fiction.

if you read either of king's series of mysteries, or if you've liked any of her stand alone novels, you are still woefully unprepared for the brilliance of this work. if you've only read one series, please read the other before reading this book. it is not necessary, king is truly a master of her craft in that respect, but the text is much richer if you as reader make that investment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553588330
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Murder -- Investigation.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Kate Martinelli
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.93x4.27x1.13 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group - English 9780553588330 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestseller King (The Game) meshes her two best-known series — contemporary police procedurals set in San Francisco featuring Kate Martinelli of the SFPD and the period stories of Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes — to create an intelligent, satisfying novel of suspense. Martinelli is investigating the death of Philip Gilbert, an obsessively avid Holmes collector (he's even transformed his San Francisco house into a replica of 221B Baker Street), when she discovers what could be the motive: a previously unpublished story from Arthur Conan Doyle, told from Holmes's point of view, a find that could be worth millions. The present-day narrative is interspersed with the purported Conan Doyle story, which resonates with the account of Martinelli's own domestic life. A fine, perceptive storyteller, King is particularly adroit at capturing the milieus in which her characters reside. Fans of both series will be well rewarded. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A tour de force and a great read."
"Review" by , "Fans of Martinelli will find much to enjoy....[Martinelli's] contented home life contrasts nicely with the grim details of her job."
"Review" by , "King's imagination is as generous as ever, and her use of the Sherlockian canon to ventilate contemporary issues is clever and impassioned."
"Synopsis" by , When San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli arrives at a murder scene, she discovers a shocking tableau: the dead man may have been killed for the century-old manuscript he had recently acquired--a manuscript purportedly written by Sherlock Holmes.
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