The Art of Detection

Author(s): Laurie R. King
Series: Kate Martinelli Mysteries Series No: 5
Imprint: Clipper Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.68 hours)
Product Number: Z0187
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449895051
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In this thrilling new crime novel that ingeniously bridges Laurie R. King's Edgar and Creasey Awards-winning Kate Martinelli series and her bestselling series starring Mary Russell, San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes-in a spellbinding dual mystery that could come only from the "intelligent, witty, and complex" mind of New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King. Kate Martinelli has seen her share of peculiar things as a San Francisco cop, but never anything quite like this: an ornate Victorian sitting room straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story-complete with violin, tobacco-filled Persian slipper, and gunshots in the wallpaper that spell out the initials of the late queen. Philip Gilbert was a true Holmes fanatic, from his antiquated dEcor to his vintage wardrobe. And no mere fan of fiction's great detective, but a leading expert with a collection of priceless memorabilia-a collection some would kill for. And perhaps someone did: In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself-a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert's own murder. Now, with the help of her partner, Al Hawkin, Kate must follow the convoluted trail of a killer-one who may have trained at the feet of the greatest mind of all times.


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The Art of Detection
Product Number: BX00006464
Product Number:C3688
Product Number:Z0187

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Laurie R. King
Product Number C3688
Released: May 18, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419389085
Author(s): Laurie R. King
Product Number EB00149845
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: #9780553902617

Professional reviews

"This Kate Martinelli police procedural, which involves a first-person narrative by Sherlock Holmes, cleverly combines King's two ongoing mystery series. Martinelli investigates a murder related to a newly discovered manuscript written by Arthur Conan Doyle on a visit to San Francisco. Alyssa Bresnahan excels in voicing Martinelli and the other female characters, but she's less successful with males, who often sound prepubescent. Robert Ian Mackenzie, who reads the Holmes sections, makes a plausible Sherlock. In fact, he so successfully lures listeners into the story-within-a-story that one often forgets about the "real" murder. Both of the interrelated stories are intriguing, though, and all in all, this is a satisfying production. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"