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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.

Synopsis:

San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli receives a lesson in detection from the master sleuth himself when she investigates the murder of a Sherlock Holmes aficionado, who may have been killed for a recently acquired, century-old manuscript purportedly penned by Holmes. 60,000 first printing.

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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arlettepixley, November 1, 2010 (view all comments by arlettepixley)
Great book. However you have the wrong book with the wrong author. The book that is shown is Nicole Jordan's Ecstacy. Please get the corrected.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553902617
Publisher:
Bantam Dell
Subject:
Fiction-Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Creator:
Laurie R. King
Author:
Laurie R. King
Author:
King, Laurie R.
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060530
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
358

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The Art of Detection
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Product details 358 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553902617 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , San Francisco detective Kate Martinelli receives a lesson in detection from the master sleuth himself when she investigates the murder of a Sherlock Holmes aficionado, who may have been killed for a recently acquired, century-old manuscript purportedly penned by Holmes. 60,000 first printing.
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