Mary Russell is a fictional detective featured in a series of books by American novelist Laurie R. King. The series is written in past-tense by an older Mary Russell, who tells her memoirs from about 1915 to 1920. She meets a middle-aged version of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, who becomes her mentor.

The Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series began in 1994 with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. Below is a list of Laurie R. King’s books in order of when they were originally published (with notes on when the chronological order differs from the publication order):

Publication Order of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Books


The Beekeeper's Apprentice(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Monstrous Regiment of Women(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Letter of Mary(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moor(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
O Jerusalem(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice Hall(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Game(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Locked Rooms(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Language of Bees(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The God of the Hive(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate King(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Garment of Shadows(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Hudson's Case(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dreaming Spies(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marriage of Mary Russell(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of Mary Russell(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Books

The events of O Jerusalem take place towards the end of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.

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