Publication Day!

UK DS cover

Today is publication day for the latest edition of the Russell Memoirs, Dreaming Spies.                     As Ms King’s web page describes it: For years now, readers of the Russell Memoirs have wondered about the tantalizing mentions of Japan.  Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes had spent three weeks … [Read more...]

A giveaway

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It has come to my attention that the publishing house of my literary agent, Random House, are sponsoring a drawing for one of those remarkable devices known as iPad Mini, that comes equipped with a complete set of the Laurie R. King "Mary Russell novels".  One need not even perform a task to enter this contest, merely put one’s name down, here. … [Read more...]

A Twitter party invitation

Twitter party invitation

Those of you active on “Twitter” may already know that I, too, am often to be found thereon, in competition for the oldest Tweeter.  (Holmes, long a devotee of the telegraphic style of prose, finds looking over my shoulder sufficiently amusing.)  My identity on Twitter is @Mary_Russell, and I would like to invite you to a party at that address on this coming Saturday, 17 January, at 9:00 in … [Read more...]

Contests

It has been a joy and an honour, in recent years, to see the response of some very talented members of the Reading Public to my Memoirs.  (Past projects can be seen here.)  Again for the new book, Dreaming Spies, Ms King’s community is invited to contribute their talents both literary and artistic, with two contests running simultaneously, for haiku and for what she terms her … [Read more...]

Next Year’s Memoir — Dreaming Spies

Dreaming Spies

I have been sent the cover art for the upcoming volume of my memoirs, which has been given the whimsical title of Dreaming Spies. The story takes place in two times and in two settings (three, if one counts the shipboard travel). The first setting is in Japan during the spring of 1924, when Holmes and I were asked to assist in a case for the Emperor of Japan. The other portions describe events … [Read more...]