Five novels, a novella, and a cameo in the novel Lockdown follow the career of Homicide Inspector Kate Martinelli of the San Francisco Police Department.
We meet Kate (A Grave Talent) during her first homicide case, investigating an infamous murderer who is also a world-rank artist—a female Rembrandt. After the artist Vaun Adams, Kate encounters Brother Erasmus, the Holy Fool; a homeless teenager named Dio; Roz Hall, the pastor of a gay church; and… Sherlock Holmes. That’s right: one of Kate’s murder investigations brings to light a manuscript that claims to have been written by Holmes himself, during his 1924 visit to San Francisco.
The Martinelli novels have won the Edgar, Creasey, and Lambda awards, and were nominated for Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Orange awards.
(In reverse order of publication)