A Case in Companionship (2)

A frequent question in Laurie R. King’s email and events is, “How come you’re taking credit for Mary Russell’s Memoirs?”  “My Story”  began the explanation, and “A Case in Correspondence” continues it, with postcards, letters, and newspaper clippings dating to 1992.  It would be 18 years before The God of the Hive saw publication, but the epistolary evidence behind events in that story is contained in this set of twenty documents, such as this one from the Times “agony” column:


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“A Case in Correspondence” is included in The Mary Russell Companion, here.



  1. Kristin on July 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I recently read in The Sherlockian by Graham Moore that you gave a fascinating talk on the Woman at a meeting of the Baker Street Irregulars. The book is classified as fiction. Do you ever have problems thinking of yourself as a character in a book? BTW, I delight in Miss Russell’s memoirs.

    • Laurie King on July 12, 2014 at 6:54 am

      Hi Kristen, indeed, I have given no such talk, except in his fictional universe. As for being a character, I think I am such in the minds of many people, compared to the real-life Mary Russell…

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