Cover(s) reveal

[Cue the bump-and-grind strip-tease music…]

So, what should arrive but a nice lumpy packet from my publishers…

And what do I see inside?

Ooh, could it be… 

The spines are purple!

Aahhh, such pretty things!


Where do I get my copy of Island of the Mad?

US edition—signed, from Poisoned Pen Books; signed, from Bookshop Santa Cruz;
from your local Indie; from Amazon/Kindle; from Barnes & Noble/Nook.
UK edition—from Allison & Busby; from my friends at Heffer’s.
Or the audio download here.



  1. Barbara on May 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Must be so exciting to see the finished book and hold it in your hands! You have made me into a crazy person when it comes to Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell!!! I have all your books (hard copies) as I love holding the book in my hands, reading at my leisure and having the ability to look back at pages I have read when I come across a character that hasn’t been in the book for a while! I am NOT young! Please don’t ever stop writing new adventures for this fascinating and intelligent couple, at least NOT while I am still around!!!

    • Laurie King on May 18, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      I’ll do my best…

  2. Jack McKinney on May 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Be still my heart…’s totally normal to camp out at Bookshop SC the night before an event, right? Asking for a friend….. 🙂

  3. sandy schrag on May 19, 2018 at 11:25 am

    LOVE your Mary Russell books!!!

  4. Laura Stratton on May 19, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    So Excited for the new book. I know what I’ll be reading during my beach trip…….

  5. Marsha Mc on May 20, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I made my local big chain location search the entire store for The Murder of Mary Russell. Their computer said they had it and I was determined.

    • Laurie King on May 20, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      Miss Russell would approve…

  6. Mike Garland on May 23, 2018 at 7:17 am

    One of the few (only 2 currently) authors that I follow (and anticipate) new books coming out. Always pre-order, and always wait excitedly for the next installment. And I read a LOT of books!

    Thank you, and can’t wait!

    • Laurie King on May 23, 2018 at 9:26 am

      Thank you–and I hope you enjoy it!

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