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    • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    It's 1914, and a bold, young American called Mary Russell is about to experience a rather dynamic change of life. Deep in the rural English countryside, she meets a retired beekeeper by the name of Sherlock Holmes. Although many years have passed since he astonished Watson by solving Scotland Yard's most baffling crimes, The Great Detective is still very much in possession of his excellent faculties. Surprisingly for both of them, he sees Mary's untapped potential for his old line of work.

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • Folly

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Rae Newborn is a woman on the edge: on the edge of sanity, on the edge of tragedy, and now on the edge of the world. She has moved to an island at the far reaches of the continent to restore the house of an equally haunted figure, her mysterious great-uncle; but as her life begins to rebuild itself along with the house, his story starts to wrap around hers. Powerful forces are stirring, but Rae cannot see where her reality leaves off and his fate begins. 

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • Island of the Mad

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    With Mrs. Hudson gone from their lives and domestic chaos building, the last thing Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, need is to help an old friend with her mad and missing aunt. Lady Vivian Beaconsfield has spent most of her adult life in one asylum after another, since the loss of her brother and father in the Great War. And although her mental state seemed to be improving, she’s now disappeared after an outing from Bethlem Royal Hospital...better known as Bedlam.

    Non-member price: $39.00

    • In the Company of Sherlock Holmes

    • Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
    • By: Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner, Peter Berkrot, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This follow-up to the national best-seller A Study in Sherlock is a stunning new volume of original stories compiled by award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • Stately Holmes

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the collection Mary Russell's War, "Stately Holmes" delivers the author's signature blend of narrative mastery and historical detail while shining light on previously unexplored corners of the Russell-Holmes universe. Laurie R. King blends her long-running brand of crime fiction with historical treats and narrative sleight of hand.

    Non-member price: $13.19

    • For the Sake of the Game

    • Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
    • By: Laurie R. King - editor, Leslie S. Klinger - editor, Peter S. Beagle, and others
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Simon Vance, Derek Perkins, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the Sake of the Game is the latest volume in the award-winning series from New York Times best-selling editors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, with stories of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and friends in a variety of eras and forms. King and Klinger have a simple formula: Ask some of the world's greatest writers-regardless of genre - to be inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. The results are surprising and joyous. 

    Non-member price: $34.09

    • Echoes of Sherlock Holmes

    • Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
    • By: Laurie R. King - editor, Leslie S. Klinger - editor
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Clive Chafer, Derek Perkins, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Leslie Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • The Marriage of Mary Russell

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though she cannot entirely discount the effects of the head injuries they were both suffering at the time, Mary Russell is delighted by Sherlock Holmes’ proposal of marriage. After all, they have become partners in crime, and she has recently come into her inheritance: what remains but to confirm the union with her mentor-turned-partner through a piece of paper? Russell’s pragmatic side tells her to head straight to the registry office - until Holmes surprises her with a sentimental wish to be married in the chapel of his ancestral manor. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there.

    Non-member price: $15.19

    • A Monstrous Regiment of Women

    • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 2
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    While visiting London, Mary Russell comes across a friend from Oxford. The young woman introduces Mary to Margery Childe, charismatic leader of a religious sect involved in the suffrage movement. When several members of the sect's female volunteers are murdered, Mary starts to investigate - but events spiral out of control, and Mary's search plunges her into the worst danger she has yet faced....

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • The Game

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the early days of 1924, Mary Russell and her husband, the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, are given an urgent task by his brother, Mycroft: find a British spy gone missing along India's northwest frontier, where men are dying and trouble is brewing. The spy's name? It is one Holmes knows from his sojourn in India long ago, and one Russell knows from a book. It is Kimball O'Hara, known to the world by the name Rudyard Kipling called him - Kim....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More of a travel adventure

    • By Lilania Kershaw on 28-09-2018

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • The God of the Hive

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It began as a problem in one of Holmes' beloved beehives, led to a murderous cult, and ended - or so they'd hoped - with a daring escape from a sacrificial altar. Instead, Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, have stirred the wrath and the limitless resources of those they've thwarted. Now they are separated and on the run, wanted by the police and pursued across the continent by a ruthless enemy with powerful connections. Unstoppable together, Russell and Holmes will have to survive this time apart, maintaining tenuous contact only by means of coded messages and cryptic notes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done Jenny Sterlin

    • By 3_piets on 22-04-2018

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • Beekeeping for Beginners

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Award-winning author Laurie R. King writes mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell. In this short story, King explores their very first meeting... Sherlock Holmes is fending off a particularly dark mood as he roams the Sussex Downs, in search of wild bees.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joy

    • By 3_piets on 14-12-2016

    Non-member price: $6.58

    • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • Locked Rooms

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1924, San Francisco is booming. The great fire and earthquake of 1906 cleared the ground for a modern city, but the closer she comes to the place she used to call home, the more troubling Mary Russell's dreams become. As Russell and her husband, the great detective Sherlock Holmes, attempt to settle their affairs in the City by the Bay, Mary's past isn't the only thing that catches up with them....

    Non-member price: $26.06

    • Dreaming Spies

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It's 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find a stone. The stone is inscribed with the same name that they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan. It is the first indication that the investigation they did for him a year ago might not be as complete as they had thought. In Japan there were spies; in Oxford there are dreams, and in both places there is danger....

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • O Jerusalem

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Coming out of retirement, an aging Sherlock Holmes has traveled to Palestine with his 19-year-old partner, Mary Russell. There, disguised as ragged Bedouins, they embark on a dangerous mission. If they fail, the holy city will surely go up in flames.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exquisitely crafted historical mystery

    • By DarkFish on 18-11-2016

    Non-member price: $27.15

    • A Letter of Mary

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Mary Russell, assistant and protégée of the great Sherlock Holmes, finds herself and her partner once more mired in mystery. When Mary is given a scrap of papyrus by an old archaeologist friend, she has no inkling of what it contains. Written in Greek, it could be a letter from a previously unknown apostle - who just happens to be female. However, the situation moves from being curiously exciting to chillingly perilous as the archaeologist is murdered and Mary and Sherlock's home is ransacked.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration....oh dear.

    • By Linda on 02-07-2017

    Non-member price: $26.04

    • Pirate King

    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In England’s silent-film industry, Randolph Fflytte is king. Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte’s movie studio, but nothing seems amiss until the company starts rehearsals in Lisbon. There the 13 blonde-haired, blue-eyed actresses whom Mary is bemusedly chaperoning meet the swarm of real buccaneers Fflytte has recruited to provide authenticity. As movie make-believe becomes true terror, Russell and Holmes themselves may experience a final fade-out.

    Non-member price: $31.75

    • The Murder of Mary Russell

    • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 14
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin, Susan Lyons
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Over the course of a decade together, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes have forged an indissoluble bond. But what of the other person Mary Russell has opened her heart to, Mrs Hudson? Blood on the floor, and the smell of gunshot in the air: both point directly at Clara Hudson. The key to Russell's sacrifice lies in Mrs Hudson's past, and to uncover the crime Holmes must put aside his anguish and push deep into his housekeeper's secrets.

    Non-member price: $31.30

    • The Murder of Mary Russell

    • A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
    • By: Laurie R. King
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin, Susan Lyons
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Mary Russell is used to dark secrets - her own and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple's longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Catastrophically boring

    • By Maja on 01-10-2016

    Non-member price: $45.69

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