"A one-woman case for the defense of unauthorized literary sequels...intelligent, witty, complex and atmospheric...By making a woman possible who matches Holmes in brainpower, as well as in depressive tendencies of mind and spare elegance of manner, King has made marriage possible for the most famous and, surely, one of the most aloof detectives of all time....A spellbinding mystery...superb." —The Washington Post Book World
on Justice Hall
"A wonderful blend of sheer wit and canny ratiocination, this is mystery at its most ingenious."—The Guardian
on The Art of Detection
"Mesmerizing...King does a wonderful job of probing the human psyche...All of her novels are superb."—Daily American
on Locked RoomsFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Laurie R. King is the New York Times
bestselling author of ten Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and the acclaimed novels A Darker Place, Folly, Keeping Watch
, and Touchstone
. She lives in Northern California where she is currently at work on her next novel.