Laurie King was born in northern
California, the third generation in her
family native to the San Francisco area.
According to her bio she "spent her
childhood reading her way through
libraries like a termite through balsa,
and her middle years raising children,
traveling the world, and studying
theology, earning a BA degree in
comparative religion and an MA in Old
Testament Theology. She now lives a
genteel life of crime, back again in
She published her first book, A Kate Martinelli mystery, in 1993; the following year she came out with her first Mary Russell novel, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, for the next couple of years she managed to turn out a book from both series each year, before focusing on the Mary Russell ...