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Author: Laurie R. King
ISBN: 0312140770
Language: English
Pages: 275 pages
Category: Mystery
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (February 1, 1996)
Rating: 4.2
Formats: mbr lrf doc lit
FB2 size: 1828 kb | EPUB size: 1942 kb | DJVU size: 1210 kb

Home Laurie R. King With Child. A book, like any other child, is a communal project. I would like to thank the members of my community for their help with this one, particularly Barbara Kempster and Leila Lawrence.

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Laurie R. King (born September 19, 1952) is an American author best known for her detective fiction. Born in Oakland, California, King earned a degree in comparative religion from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1977 and a masters in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in 1984, where her thesis was on "Feminine Aspects of Yahweh". She later received an honorary doctorate from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

WITH CHILD - Ex King, Laurie R. - 3rd in Kate Martinelli series. Kate Martinelli, a San Francisco homicide detective, feels rejected by her partner, Lee. Confused, Kate befriends 12-year-old Jules and agrees to care for her while her parents are away. As with so many Laurie King books 'With Child' starts out deceptively calm and quiet introducing a set of interesting, attractive characters: their thoughts, feelings, pleasures, anxieties. Then on page 145 with three little words King yanks the ground from beneath the reader's feet as the story turns suddenly, almost unbearably dark and suspenseful. King’s books include the Mary Russell series, a series of novels that are set in the historical mystery genre. They feature Sherlock Holmes as Mary’s mentor and later partner

Laurie R. They feature Sherlock Holmes as Mary’s mentor and later partner. She published a futuristic novel called Califia’s Daughter in 2004 under the pseudonym Leigh Richards. King has won the Nero Award in 1996 for her book A Monstrous Regiment of Women and the Macavity Award for Best Novel in 2002 for Folly

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THE THIRD BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES In Laurie R. King's With Child, adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their.

THE THIRD BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES In Laurie R. King's With Child, adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

Mary Russell and her husband Sherlock Holmes are back in Laurie R. King's highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling mystery series. With Child (Kate Martinelli, #3).

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Lesbian San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli finds crime invading her own life as her lover asks for breathing space in their relationship and her partner's young stepdaughter is kidnapped. By the author of A Grave Talent.
Comments (7)
Inabel
I have been reading King for years - but the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, not the Kate Martinelli books. I started with the first one of the series, A Grave Talent, followed by To Play the Fool and now by this one ... With Child. The main character, Kate Martinelli, is an experienced San Francisco police officer in the mid 1990*s who has just been transferred to Homicide in the first book of the series.

But as with all the Laurie R King books that I have read , these are so richly written that I become enthralled before the third page. We have a complex plot, which is threaded through the book. Wrapped around that are the main characters Kate, her police partner Al, her personal partner, Lee, and all their relationships and then we have yet another character which is the setting itself, San Francisco.

All these threads are neatly and subtlely wrapped together into a strong cord (and chord!) that leaves the reader wanting to know more about the people and places.

I highly recommend this entire series. While each book stands on its own as far as the crime that is the particular plot, you will want to start at the first one and work your way through for the pure pleasure of getting to know the characters and the pure pleasure of reading. If you think I am big fan of Laurie R King, you are right.
Nalme
Laurie King has a way of getting you to connect with her characters.The story line is always good with it's twists and turns and detail, but the characters come alive...and you care about them. That is why I will buy the next book in the series.
YSOP
I wonder if it might have increased the tension from the beginning if it had begun with a scene when the crime had just happened, then showing how things got to that point.

However my main problem with the novel is that I can't see why Kate would have booked a separate room for a girl who barely was 13. Had this not happened, the girl couldn't have gone missing for over 12 hours without Kate knowing about it.
Welen
I found this novel a little slower and a little less suspensful than some of her other Kate novels and the ending drops a bit - I thought it needed wrapping up with a few more details, but then I won't spoil the ending for those who have not read it. It does develop more of the relationships between Kate and her lover as well as her partner in the police force as well as friends. This is important information for other novels.
I think I like her Mary Russell novels better.
GWEZJ
Every Laurie R. King book is a winner.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Great , exciting plot. Wonderful chemistry and emotional connections between pairs of characters. Kate and Al, Kate and Jules, Kate and Lee. Great ending.
JM
Zacki
Great read like all of Laurie King's books.
Laurie King can always be relied on to write top notch mysteries. Her characters are interesting. Her plots are believable. She does her homework.