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By Laurie R. King | Comments: ( 416 ) | Date: ( Jan 27, 2020 )

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 YoIn 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 d cor 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.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Title: The Art of Detection
  • Author: Laurie R. King
  • ISBN: 9780553588330
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Laurie R. King

Edgar winning mystery writer Laurie R King writes series and standalone novels Her official forum is THE LRK VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB here on please join us for book discussing fun King s 2018 novel, Island of the Mad, sees Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes travel from London s Bedlam to the glitter of Venice s Lido,where Young Things and the friends of Cole Porter pass Mussolini s Blackshirts in the streets The Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series follows a brilliant young woman who becomes the student, then partner, of the great detective click here for an excerpt of the first in the series, The Beekeeper s Apprentice The Stuyvesant and Grey series Touchstone The Bones of Paris takes place in Europe between the Wars The Kate Martinelli series follows an SFPD detective s cases on a female Rembrandt, a holy fool, and Click for an excerpt of A Grave Talent King lives in northern California, which serves as backdrop for some of her books Please note that Laurie checks her inbox intermittently, so it may take some time to receive a reply A quicker response may be possible via email to info laurierking.

Comments The Art of Detection

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    To be honest, I read this book because of the connection to Sherlock Holmes. I do Love Laurie R. Kings books. But, I do prefer her Mary Russell series. Some day I may get to her Kate Martinelli series also. Now it's been some years since I read this book, but I remember that I found it quite interesting. Especially the finding of a lost Sherlock Holmes manuscript that could be written by Sherlock Holmes himself. You can without problem read this book without having read the other books in this s [...]

  • Gill

    Laurie R King can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes, and this book only served to confirm that, cleverly weaving her turn of the millennium Kate Martinelli series with her early 20th century Mary Russell series. Kate is investigating a present-day homicide, but the victim was an avid scholar and collector of anything Sherlock Holmes-related. In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself; a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert's own murder.This e [...]

  • James

    So this is sort of a Holmes pastiche, sort of not. And before I go any further: it's not really any good, but the pastiche elements themselves are definitely worth checking out.It's set within King's non-Holmes series and essentially attempts to bring her Holmesian readers over with the promise of, well, basically a crossover. I've not read any of the prior material, though thankfully that didn't matter; as I understand it, there was a very long gap between this and the previous book, so we get [...]

  • Bob

    Laurie R. King writes two mystery series. One revolves around Kate Martinelli, a lesbian inspector of police in San Francisco. (I mention her sexual orientation not because it makes any difference to me, but because the author makes such a big deal of it.) The second requires the reader to swallow the notion that Sherlock Holmes lived on well into the twentieth century, took as an apprentice a fifteen-year-old girl, Mary Russell. Holmes eventually marries Russell who is 46 years his junior. Desp [...]

  • Ralph

    Once you get past the author's bigotry and racism, you have a fascinating situation that should appeal to fans of mysteries in general and Sherlock Holmes in particular. But some readers may not make it that far, seeing as how King's prejudices are put forward so forcibly in the beginning of the book, before the elements of the case have had a chance to take hold of the reader, and some may give up after they determine that the mystery which they had hoped would dominate the plot always has to t [...]

  • Anne Hawn Smith

    I don't know how it happened, but I have read two books in a row in which the gay/lesbian secondary theme in the book has been heavy handed and off putting. I am getting very tired of it. The detective, Kate Martinelli has her perfect little lesbian family with her partner's all too perfect and wise 3 year old child. About half the book is devoted to these side issues and, predictably, all the gays are wonderful, misunderstood, and discriminated against and the rest of the characters are either [...]

  • Joyce Lagow

    In this, the fifth in the Kate Martinelli series, King connects that series, set in present-cay San Francisco, with her Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. Devotees of the Conan Doyle stories of Sherlock Holmes form clubs or societies, where members dress in period costumes and meet for various social occasions. Some go to extreme lengths in what becomes nearly full-time role-playing. Philip Gilbert was one such. When he is found murdered in an old gun emplacement on the Marin headlands, Martin [...]

  • Patty

    According to my list here I have not read a book by Laurie R. King since I started keeping track here. That is unforgivable. Not only is King one of my favorite authors, but her Kate Martinelli series is just so good. I suspect that the Mary Russell series is more beloved by most, but Martinelli's stories are just so well plotted and so riveting. They are my favorite of King's books.The Art of Detection is no exception. I kept looking for reasons to get in my car so I would have more time with K [...]

  • adrienne

    Ah ha! All this time I've been feeling guilty for not being able to create my own summaries (mostly for books I read at least a year or two ago), and GoodReads provides its own summaries above! Helpful. This was my favorite of the Kate Martinelli books, although they were all perfectly enjoyable. The internal Sherlock Holmes story made this a better read for me. I have a strange relationship with modern mystery/procedural books. Laurie King's style is one I've liked in just about everything she' [...]

  • Jo

    I quite liked it. I haven't read the Kate Martinelli series before. I've been reading the Marry Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. A footnote in the latest Mary Russell one indicated I'd better read this first (didn't realize then it wasn't a Mary Russell) & so trotted back to the library to get it & read it today/tonight (it's 2:30 AM because I was reading in a room without a clock). I really like the Martinelli character storyline as well as the interplay of the Holmes story. I loved the [...]

  • Chris

    No art in detection here, more like the tedium of detection. Too long and too many dead ends that could have been shortened. The short story within the story was actually more enjoyable. Plot just dragged on and on with little action and the ending was a bit of a surprise. However,by then you just wanted it to end and didn't care what happened. Won't be reading anymore of this series. The last chapter(after the case is wrapped up) about Kate getting officially married was irrelevant and not nece [...]

  • Kristin

    I read this book after reading "the Beekeeper's Apprentice", also by Laurie King. She writes two series - one a Sherlock Holmes series and another a present day San Francisco detective series. This book is of the San Francisco ilk, but involves the murder of a man obsessed with Sherlock Holmes.I didn't really like the book too much. Good things were that it was readable and the descriptions of San Francisco were vivid. On the bad side, despite being sherlockian, the plot left a lot to be desired [...]

  • Margaret

    The Art of Detection is billed as the coming together of the Martinelli series with the Russell/Holmes series; Martinelli is assigned to solve the murder of a Holmes fanatic who has apparently discovered a new Holmes story, written in the first person (and for fans of the Russell series, clearly taking place around the time of Locked Rooms). This was a bit of a disappointment; the action is somewhat plodding and the characters not as fully realized as in previous books, though the exploration of [...]

  • Lynne

    Laurie R. King, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Shall it be your excellent characters? The air of whimsy you allow them as they pursue deadly serious evidence? The amount of professional respect the colleagues demonstrate? Perhaps it is the healthy relationships you inject into the lives of your characters? In this case, it was the clever way you wove the Holmes we've come to know through Russell's eyes into the warp and weft of Kate's story. The way the storylines crossed each other [...]

  • Tony

    This one was pretty good, a bit better than the others. However, I wish the GoodReads scoring system was on a 1-10 basis so that I could more accurately rate it according to my taste.I read the first three books in this series and skipped right to number 5, having jumped about twelve years in the characters' lives, during which time a lot of changes have been made - all in all, these changes were all a little "goody-two-shoes" (or is that goody-too-shoes?) for me.Anyway, the gist of the story co [...]

  • J

    This was the next Martinelli book for me after reading the debut novel, "A Grave Talent." I only jumped ahead because other books weren't available at the library.It was bittersweet to fast-forward so far ahead that Kate and her police partner, Al, have gone from learning each other to knowing the other like the back of one's hand. Also, Kate has gone from attractive to self-described frumpy.But it must have been really fun for author King to combine two of her threads: female San Fran detective [...]

  • Curt Buchmeier

    I'm glad that's over. This was neither mystery nor crime fiction. The whodunnit was pretty much a vehicle(& a broken-down one at that)for the author's real story; the personal life & relationship of the protagonist, Kate Martinelli, a San Francisco homicide detective who happens to be a lesbian. First I've ever read of Laurie R King. Apparently, this particular book ties two of her best-selling series' together. Having read all AC Doyle's Holmes stories many times over the years, I was d [...]

  • Chana

    Someone killed a man and put his body way up on the Marin headlands in an old gun emplacement. Said dead man was in his pajamas with clean feet. So who put him there? As they investigate they find out he is a Sherlockian, one of the people who are invested in Sherlock Holmes; as a collector or in re-enactments, that sort of thing. He belongs to a group of these people and they seem to be his only friends although no one is really close to him. But someone had motivation to kill him. Who was it?T [...]

  • Rebecca

    This brilliant double-layered story brings together King’s two most popular series, the modern day Kate Martinelli mysteries set in San Francisco, and the Mary Russell Holmes series. As Kate is investigating the murder of a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, she uncovers a typewritten manuscript. The manuscript tells the story of an early twentieth-century detective in San Francisco, investigating the disappearance of a drag queen’s lover. Could the manuscript have been written by Conan Doyle?I loved [...]

  • CatBookMom

    I liked the first Kate Martinelli book A Grave Talent, but I struggled with the 2nd, To Play the Fool, lost interest in the "Holy Fool" bits and nearly made it a DNF. I don't now recall why I pulled this up in the midst of some very different books, but I zipped right through it, though I admit I skipped over some of the interior story, purported to be by A Conan Doyle. At the end of the book, I find that I really like Kate and Lee and Al and the other characters.

  • Tony Hisgett

    Having read all the Mary Russell books I was desperate to find anything else by Laurie King, fortunately I found the Kate Martinelli books. I have just read all 5 of them in less than a week and love them just as much as the Holmes/Russell books. The only problem seems to be that she has given up on this series (last book in 2006), this is a pity as Kate, Lee, Jules, Roz and Al are great characters.

  • Melonie

    I read this so I could continue the Sherlock Holmes story set in San Francisco from the previous Mary Russell novel. I'm not much for modern setting detective novels, but because it is Laurie King, it was interesting. The Sherlock Holmes sections being my favorite, not necessarily the Kate Martinelli portions. If you haven't read any of the Mary Russell novels, just forget this review and go get reading!

  • Suzanne

    So bummed this series is over!!

  • Linda Hall

    Excellent ! I wish there were more Kate Martinelli books!

  • Jane Night

    I liked the book. I didn’t quite love it but I absolutely liked it.This is the only book I read in the series and I probably won’t read any more but it was a good mystery and a decent book.I was drawn to the book because I like Sherlock Holmes and having a murder based around a fan of his was fun.I liked that the book could be read without having ever read another book in the series. I generally think mysteries should be stand-alones but I find that many are hard to understand if that is the [...]

  • Kat Hagedorn

    tinyurl/ybzkx95xThis one tickled my fancy more than others she's written. What King did here was put ALL her feelings about the LGBT community into one smartly delivered package (although it's certainly true that her previous books have provided plenty of her thoughts in that area).And, of course, she takes this opportunity to start merging her series together - in this case her Sherlock Holmes series and her lesbian detective series - by writing a short story a la Holmes inside a contemporary d [...]

  • Mac Marland

    The first Kate Martinelli novel by Laurie King, A Grave Talent, I thought was fabulous. KM is a woman cop who was promoted to Homicide along with the wizened older homicide pro. Oh, and she is a lesbian, hiding that fact for fear of hindrance to her career. The murder investigation was winding and interesting, and during this we meet Vaun Adams, "a female Rembrandt" in the author's own words. Much of the story entailed learning about the type of art Adams did, with interesting meanderings about [...]

  • Susan

    Rereading this since it was mentioned in a footnote in The Language of Bees as including some of the prior history of Holmes and Russell. Kate Martinelli of the San Francisco PD is working on a murder case where the body of a Sherlockian fanatic is found in a gun emplacement on the coast; a situation eerily similar to a supposedly unpublished Sherlock Holmes short story discovered by the victim. The story within a story covers something else Holmes did while he and Russell were in San Francisco [...]

  • Bill Currie

    This novel is more about relationships than crime. The investigation with in the investigation is a useful tool and connects us with a Sherlockian story yet it is the social commentary underlying the central theme that keeps your attention. But no more on this other angle as it's for you to find out.But being born and raised San Franciscian I found myself reliving my youth of riding across the Golden Gate bridge, peddling up the hills along the Marin Highlands and scampering around the old artil [...]

  • Danie

    The mystery part of the novel is all right, the domestic scenes a bit too saccharine. This was my first Kate Martinelli mystery so references to incidents in previous novels were probably intended for a reader like me. However, they were stylistically clunky and probably unnecessary. For example: Given that we're told one character has a limp, we really don't need the reason for an elevator in her house explained to us. I appreciate the background we are given about characters, but I think it co [...]

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