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Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed standalones Lockdown, A Darker Place, Folly, Califia's Daughters (written under the pen name Leigh Richards), and Keeping Watch. She lives on California's Central Coast.

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"[The Mary Russell series is] the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today."--Lee Child

"Superb . . . shocking . . . Come for the mystery, stay for the sightseeing, the gibes at fascism, and the heroine's climactic masquerade as silent film star Harold Lloyd."--Kirkus Reviews

"[Laurie R.] King's storytelling is always a pleasure, full of lush details and clever twists. Cole Porter, who is an integral part of the book's LGBTQ story line, adds an unexpected and welcome star turn."--Booklist

"Well-plotted . . . This ranks as one of the better recent installments in this popular series."--Publishers Weekly Praise for the award-winning novels of Laurie R. King

"The great marvel of King's series is that she's managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes's character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart."--The Washington Post Book World

"A lively adventure in the very best of intellectual company."--The New York Times "Erudite, fascinating . . . by all odds the most successful re-creation of the famous inhabitant of 221B Baker Street ever attempted."--Houston Chronicle "Will have [fans diving in] with reckless abandon."--Booklist (starred review) "Whip-smart, suspenseful and intricately plotted."--Shelf Awareness "Captivating."--Us Weekly "Highly entertaining."--The Denver Post "Deliciously rich."--Santa Cruz Sentinel "Extremely exciting."--Chicago Tribune

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