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Designing a Mystery with Laurie R. King


What Makes Great Mystery?

Find out with ward-winning Santa Cruz author, Laurie R. King. She'll share her secrets about writing the 2016 novel, The Murder of Mary Russell, a New York Times bestseller and the 14th novel in the popular series featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. Learn how a mystery writer does her research, builds plot, and continuously refreshes iconic characters.

Thursday • July 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2016’s The Murder of Mary Russell). She has won an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle.”

The Murder of Mary Russell and Laurie R. King’s recent release, Lockdown, will be for sale by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Library in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz.

This event is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit

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