Tombstone_ Bob Rude

I am well accustomed to being left out of the discussions between my literary agent, Laurie King, and her publishers when it comes to business matters, however, so long as my name is not besmirched or hordes of come to invade my Sussex home, I am happy for them to get on with things. However, this time they may have gone too far.  A contest, speculating over my Times obituary?! Not only that, … [Read more...]

My Marriage. (Also Holmes’)

marriage of mary russell_sm

My husband, Sherlock Holmes, had a number of cases for which—as he informed his then-housemate and occasional partner, Dr Watson—the world was not prepared.  And indeed, still is not. I, too have had events about which I do not care to speak, although not being a man, I tend to keep those to myself, to avoid the pleas of an importuning public.  One of those events was my marriage, to … [Read more...]

Mary Russell’s War

Mary Russell's War cover4

One hundred years ago, the armies in Europe were locked head to head all along a line from the North Sea to Switzerland.  In the past twelve months, hundreds of thousands had fallen, soldiers and civilians alike.  An entire swath of Europe lay devastated, the technology of War was building. And I met Sherlock Holmes. The e-book Mary Russell’s War, which my agent, Laurie King, has helped to … [Read more...]

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...]

The Illustrated Russell & Holmes

Dreaming Haiku

A portfolio of art works that illustrate my adventures with Holmes is now available from my literary agent and editor, Laurie R. King.  The portfolio comprises ten pieces that she has composed with others over the years, and includes a lovely and heretofore unseen illustrated haiku couplet, celebrating the upcoming publication (February 17) of my memoir, Dreaming Spies.  The complete set of … [Read more...]