Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2016’s The Murder of Mary Russell). She has won an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle.”
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- A Grave Talent: Edgar Award for best first novel from the Mystery Writers of America; John Creasey award from the Crime Writers’ Association (Britain); nominated for Macavity and Anthony awards.
- The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: nominated for the Agatha best novel award; Notable Young Adult book and Outstanding Book for the College Bound from the American Library Association
- A Monstrous Regiment of Women: The Nero Wolfe award, best novel.
- With Child: nominated for the Edgar best novel award and the Orange Award, UK.
- Folly: Macavity award from Mystery Readers International.
- “Paleta Man” (from Irreconcilable Differences): nominated for Edgar best short story award.
- The Art of Detection: LAMBDA Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery.
- Anthony Award for Best Anthology for In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, with Leslie S. Klinger
- Agatha Award for Dreaming Spies (2016)
- Honorary doctorate from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 1997.
- Gail Rich Award for the Arts, 1998. Also read the article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
- Guest of Honor, Left Coast Crime XII, 2001.
- Artist of the Year, Santa Cruz County, 2006.
- Jack Reacher Award, BoucherCon, 2008.
- Inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars as “The Red Circle,” 2010.
- US Guest of Honor, BoucherCon 2010.
- UC Santa Cruz 45+5 Prominent and Influential Alumni
- US Guest of Honor, Malice Domestic 2013.
- Career Achievement Award for Historical Mystery, Romantic TimesMagazine, 2005.
- Toastmaster, Left Coast Crime, 2017