A thank-you note

I just want to say (since I know that in the maelstrom of a tour, good manners are the first thing to vanish) THANK YOU, everyone, for your demonstrated enthusiasm. It’s the one thing that makes it all worth while.

That, and the book sales…

I’ll try to post as I vote, early and often.


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  1. Sinda on June 22, 2005 at 1:39 pm

    Good luck, and have fun, tonight and throughout!!

  2. Rebecca on June 22, 2005 at 1:54 pm

    This more relates to your last post… but one thing I love about your books is the sprinkling of what could be called little in-jokes, both obvious and not-so-obvious. “This could be the end of a beautiful friendship”? That certainly had me chuckling. And Sherlock traveling under the name of Sherrinford? If memory serves, didn’t Conan Doyle originally consider naming his brainchild Sherrinford Holmes? Teehee.

    Anyway, I’m really enjoying the book so far– yesterday I had to force an employee of Barnes & Noble to dig a copy out of the back room, as they apparently hadn’t shelved it yet– and I wish you lots of fun touring. (Unfortunately I live east of Houston. Grr.)

  3. Jaimee Drew on June 22, 2005 at 3:40 pm

    Laurie, I am a bit bleary eyed this morning, but I finished “Locked Rooms” and I loved it. Thank you for a lovely and fascinating read.

  4. Elaine B. Mulligan on June 22, 2005 at 4:05 pm

    Amazon.com Sales Rank: #72 in Books

    Best wishes on the ‘Locked Rooms’ road warrior tour!

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

  5. Christy P. on June 22, 2005 at 6:22 pm

    My Locked Rooms should be here today! I’m so excited! I keep signing into Amazon.coms “track your package” feature & it had better show up today. The other book that I’m currently reading will just have to be put on hold I’m afraid.

    Have fun on your tour & all of us who can’t be there wil anxiously await the news & “road warrior” stories.

  6. Rebecca on June 22, 2005 at 8:50 pm

    Finished! About, oh… two minutes ago. Whenever I read a really, really good book I race through it as fast as I can, only to wish there had been more of it when I finish. I read the last line, closed the book, and wondered, okay, when is the next Russell book coming out?

  7. Maer aka "Merely a whim." on June 23, 2005 at 3:20 am

    You’ve really outdone yourself and exceeded my expectations with LOCKED ROOMS! The wait, as they say, was definitely worth it. I love your treatment of Holmes and Russell’s relationship–I had missed the intense interaction between the two from BEEKEEPER’S and MONSTROUS REGIMENT. And then to finally have all those questions about Russell’s past answered, those little niggling details that have been bugging me all the way back to the first novel–Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I hope to catch you at one of your signings in the San Francisco area in July. See you there!

  8. 2maple on June 23, 2005 at 3:00 pm

    Locked Rooms’e2’80’a6completely satisfying’e2’80’a6 🙂 !!!!!

    I loved the way you came up with a way to give Holmes a voice. Really creative. (It also made me curious to see what actually happened when he explained everything he had been doing to Russell so she could put it in her memoirs’e2’80’a6and how that scene would played out.)

    It does the thing that works best for me in this series, when there’e2’80’99s something going on at a deeply personal level, as well as the complexities of a ‘e2’80’9ccase’e2’80’9d.

    While all of you in the Bay area were “partying”, I had to satisfy myself with going to that most entertaining and ‘e2’80’9cMark Twainsian’e2’80’9d form of government, Town Meeting, and voting – not early (as it was after dinner’e2’80’a6if I’e2’80’99d had time to eat), but often’e2’80’a6 watching and occasionally participating in all the local dramas.

  9. Kari on June 23, 2005 at 3:16 pm

    I finished Locked Rooms last night, and I just kept walking around my house grinning. I agree with the commenter who said that the Holmes/Russell relationship was incredibly satisfying in this book. The stakes seemed so much higher, since it was so personal. And I thoroughly enjoyed the way everything came together in the end. I could ramble on and on, but I don’t want to babble. I’ll just say that I loved it. Thank you for writing it.

  10. Beth on June 23, 2005 at 10:33 pm

    I hope you have fun on your tour. I haven’t got a copy of Locked Rooms yet, but I hope to, when you come to Village Books. (I hope it’s the Bellingham one, as I can’t find a Seattle one…)

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