Events

All times and places are subject to change, so please double check before you get in your car! To order signed books from specific stores, click on the bookstore names below. You can also watch many of Laurie’s virtual events on YouTube or Facebook.

LRK - Syracuse-NY-signing


2024 will see FOUR Russell and Holmes events**,
to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.
Details and registration here.

2024

February 27, 7 PM ET, Ashland Library, MA—online: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event. Register here.

March 9, 10 AM-12 PM PT—online: A Sisters in Crime book club discussion of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, SinC members only register here. Not a member? Join SinC here.

March 9, 1 PM PT—online: A book discussion of The Lantern’s Dance with the Facebook group, The Beekeeper’s Apprentices. There will be spoilers!

March 16, 2 PM, Burlingame Library, CA—LIVE: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event. Details here.

** April 10, Bellevue, WA, at the Left Coast Crime hotel, 10 AM-5 PM: LIVE: A Russell & Holmes Day: a full day celebrating Thirty Years (!) of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, with lock-picking lessons, a beekeeping demonstration, exclusive giveaways, and more. Details and registration here.

April 11-14, Bellevue, WA: Left Coast Crime.
April 11, 3:45, LCC panel—Writing Known Characters: Authors using fictional and real-life people in their stories, with Pamela Beason (mod), Maria Alexander, Vicki Delany, and Haris Orkin.

April 16, 6 PM: Half Moon Bay Library, CA—LIVE: discussing The Lantern’s Dance. Details here.

** April 25, Bethesda, MD, the Malice Domestic hotel, 10 AM-5 PM: LIVE: A Russell & Holmes Day: a full day celebrating Thirty Years (!) of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, with a talk about Twenties clothing; Laurie’s conversation with a beloved Sherlockian, a knife-throwing demonstration, exclusive giveaways, and more. Details and registration here.

April 26-28, Bethesda, MD: Malice Domestic (registration here)

May 1, 7 PM ET—online: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event. Register here.

May 5, 2 PM ET—online and in-person: Aunt Agatha’s book club discussion of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.

May 29, 7 PM CT—online: Arlington Heights (IL) Library: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

June 14, 5:30 PM—LIVE: Pacific Grove Library, CA: discussing The Lantern’s Dance

June 20, 6 PM PT—online: Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Library: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

June 30, 1-2 PM at the American Library Association conference, San Diego, CA: Laurie R. King and Nicholas Meyer in conversation with Leslie S. Klinger. 2024 sees The Seven-Per-Cent Solution turning 50 and The Beekeeper’s Apprentice hitting 30. These three Sherlockian authors talk about “Writing Sherlock Holmes into the Twenty-First Century.”

July 11, 6 PM CT—online: Daphne (AL) Library: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

August 17, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM—LIVE: Santa Cruz Public Library, Capitola Branch: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

** August 27, Nashville, the Bouchercon hotel, 10 AM-5 PM—LIVE: A Russell & Holmes Day: a full day celebrating Thirty Years (!) of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, with talks, demonstrations, and exclusive giveaways. The Nashville celebration will include beekeeping and honey wine! Details and registration here.

August 28-September 1, Nashville: Bouchercon

August 29, 7 PM—LIVE: West End Edward T. Goldstein Library, Nashville, TN: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

September 21, 2 PM ET—online: New Hanover County Library, Wilmington, NC: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

October 7, 7 PM ET—online: Saugus Library, MA: a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

November (date to come)—LIVE (though not open to the public): Soledad Women’s Prison, a 2024 Beekeeper’s Apprentice Laurie Loves Libraries event.

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All times and places are subject to change, so please double check before you get in your car! To order signed books from specific stores, click on the bookstore names below. You can also watch many of Laurie’s virtual events on YouTube or Facebook.


Past Events 

For additional recordings of past interviews and events, please go to the Podcast page and to Laurie’s YouTube Channel.

  • Laurie did a Facebook Live chat about The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, which remains on her FB author page.
  • Five Things I’ve Learned about “What Makes Mysteries Great”: purchase access to watch the video here.
  • Laurie discusses “How Characters Come to Life” at Book Passage: buy tickets (video included) here.
  • 2021 Noel Q King Memorial Lecture: Professor Noel Q. King helped introduce the study of religion to a young UC Santa Cruz and was instrumental in engaging Merrill College students in lifelong curiosity about and respect for the beliefs of the peoples of the world. This year marked the 5th Annual Noel Q. King Memorial Lecture at Merrill College. You can watch the recording here, and donate to the Noel Q King memorial fund to support future events here.