Billie & the Art of Detection

“The Marriage of Billie Birdsong” is still up for free download,

and will be until March 11.  However, the sweepstakes giveway of a hardback The Art of Detection–

is only running until Thursday night! All you US residents can enter that here.

Enjoy, and good luck!


  1. Susan N Friel on February 26, 2019 at 10:54 am

    The link for the Marriage of Billie Birdsong is to another book????

    Will there be another Mary Russell book soon? I hope?

    • Laurie King on February 26, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Oh drat, thanks for catching that. Fixing it now..

      There’ll be a Russell in 2021, I hope.


  2. Libby Dodd on February 27, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    It doesn’t show up on your web site or amazon.

    • Laurie King on February 27, 2019 at 6:55 pm

      Sorry–what doesn’t show up? You mean “Billie Birdsong”? That’s because it’s not a separate short story, but simply a portion of The Art of Detection that we removed and offered for this month’s celebration of same-sex marriage.

  3. Abigail on March 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I’m so sad I missed The Marriage of Billie Birdsong download. It’s such a lovely story.

    • Laurie King on March 18, 2019 at 11:25 am

      We’ll put it up next February, too.

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