Laurie R. King is an American novelist of detective fiction. Her two series include a mystery series featuring Mary Russell, an apprentice/partner of Sherlock Holmes and a contemporary series featuring San Francisco cop Kate Martinelli. She also has written several standalone novels.

Laurie R. King made her literary debut in 1993 with the Kate Martinelli novel A Grave Talent. Below is a list of all of Laurie R. King’s books in order of when they were originally published (with the chronological order also noted):

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Publication Order of Kate Martinelli Books

Publication Order of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Books

The Beekeeper's Apprentice (1994)Description / Buy at
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (1995)Description / Buy at
A Letter of Mary (1996)Description / Buy at
The Moor (1998)Description / Buy at
O Jerusalem (1999)Description / Buy at
Justice Hall (2002)Description / Buy at
The Game (2004)Description / Buy at
Locked Rooms (2005)Description / Buy at
The Language of Bees (2009)Description / Buy at
The God of the Hive (2010)Description / Buy at
Beekeeping for Beginners (2011)Description / Buy at
Pirate King (2011)Description / Buy at
Garment of Shadows (2012)Description / Buy at
Dreaming Spies (2015)Description / Buy at
The Marriage of Mary Russell (2016)Description / Buy at
The Murder of Mary Russell (2016)Description / Buy at
Mary Russell's War (2016)Description / Buy at
Mary's Christmas (2016)Description / Buy at
Island of the Mad (2018)Description / Buy at
Riviera Gold (2020)Description / Buy at
Castle Shade (2021)Description / Buy at
The Lantern's Dance (2024)Description / Buy at

Chronological Order of Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Books

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

Publication Order of Mary Russell Non-Fiction Books

The Mary Russell Companion (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Harris Stuyvesant Books

Touchstone (2007)Description / Buy at
The Bones of Paris (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Folly Island Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Darker Place (1998)Description / Buy at
Keeping Watch (2003)Description / Buy at
Califia's Daughters (2004)Description / Buy at
My Thesis Being... (2013)Description / Buy at
Lockdown (2017)Description / Buy at
Back to the Garden (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012)Description / Buy at
Laurie R. King's Sherlock Holmes (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Irreconcilable Differences(1999)Description / Buy at
Criminal Kabbalah: An Intriguing Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective Fiction(2001)Description / Buy at
Wild Crimes(2004)Description / Buy at
Unusual Suspects(2008)Description / Buy at
A Study in Sherlock(2011)Description / Buy at
Writes of Passage(2014)Description / Buy at
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes(2014)Description / Buy at
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes(2016)Description / Buy at
Bound by Mystery(2017)Description / Buy at
For the Sake of the Game(2018)Description / Buy at
In League with Sherlock Holmes(2020)Description / Buy at
How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America(2021)Description / Buy at

Note: Califia’s Daughters was published under the nom de plume of Leigh Richards. A Study in Sherlock and In the Company of Sherlock Holmes were co-edited by Leslie S. Klinger.

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