Synopses & Reviews
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES
In Laurie R. King's Grave Talent, the unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A series of shocking murders has occurred, the victims far too innocent and defenseless. For lesbian Detective Kate Martinelli, just promoted to Homicide and paired with a seasoned cop whos less than thrilled to be handed a green partner, its a difficult case that just keeps getting harder.
Then the police receive what appears to be a case-breaking lead: it seems that one of the residents of this odd colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the centurys greatest woman painter and a notorious felon once convicted of a heinous crime.
But what really happened eighteen years ago? To bring a murderer to justice, Kate must delve into the artists dark past—even if it means losing everything she holds dear.
“A Grave Talent kept me reading deep into the night.”—The Boston Globe
“[An] amazing first novel with intelligence, intrigue, and intricacy...This work exhibits strong psychological undertones, compelling urgency, and dramatic action.”—Library Journal
About the Author
Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve Mary Russell mysteries, beginning with The Beekeepers Apprentice, and five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, including To Play the Fool, A Grave Talent, and With Child. An Edgar Award winner, she lives in Northern California, and her new novel, The Bones of Paris will be published September 2013.