30th Anniversary in 2024
The Beekeeper's Apprentice turns 30 in 2024, and we'll celebrate in all kinds of ways. Contests, library talks, book club meet-ups (virtual and live) and—events! Four day-long Russell & Holmes events during the year, in Santa Cruz, Seattle, Bethesda, and Nashville. Talks, demonstrations, games, and all things Russellian. Details and registration here.
“A brilliant and extraordinary book.”
“Funny and fearless.”
—The Houston Chronicle
“The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.”
“Mesmerizing—another wonderful novel etched by the hand of a master storyteller.”
“Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”
—The Denver Post
“Fabulous reading, breathless excitement, and the myriad pleasures of watching great minds at work.”
—Booklist, starred review
Latest Blog Post
Saturday sees the first in the Laurie Loves Libraries celebrations of the Beekeeper’s 30th birthday! This one’s a hybrid event, where I’ll be in my study talking with gathered patrons of the Williamsburg Library—and, with people online. I have to say, Williamsburg (headed up by the fabulous duo of Avery and Allison) really threw itself…Read More
The endless delight of the Victorian card game called Myriorama, where a few cards of scenery join at the edges to create a thousand different landscapes, now has a video interpretation. The Maryorama (formerly “Russellscape”) literally brings the LRK community together, with fan images from the Memoirs make a visual record of the travels of Russell & Holmes.
Book Club Tools
One of the pleasures of novels is learning about different times, other places, unexpected ways of seeing the world. View book club kits and discussion guides to explore the worlds of Laurie R. King.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
Classroom Study Guide
A free 7-week study unit—vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and related materials—for The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.