The Art of Detection : Kate Martinelli Mysteries

  • by Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan, Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • Series: Kate Martinelli Mysteries
  • 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King captivates audiences with her irresistibly suspenseful novels. She has also won tremendous critical acclaim, earning Edgar, Creasey, Nero, and Macavity awards for her work. The Art of Detection is another spellbinding tale starring San Francisco homicide inspector Kate Martinelli. The victim is Sherlock Holmes aficionado Philip Gilbert, whose collection of priceless memorabilia is definitely worth killing for. It's up to Kate and her trusted partner Al Hawkin to follow the clues and bring a rather peculiar murderer to Justice.


What the Critics Say

"A tour de force and a great read." ( Booklist) "A fine, perceptive storyteller, King is particularly adroit at capturing the milieus in which her characters reside." ( Publishers Weekly)


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I've just discovered Laurie R King

This was my first Laurie R King/Kate Martinelli novel and I'm hooked, so come on Audible, get recording, I want more of this! Kate Martinelli is a determined but humane female detective who does not need to mix it with the boys to prove she is as good as they are. Perhaps this is why her being a lesbian is so fitting to her character, she is comfortable in her sexuality and doesn't need to compete with her male colleagues to prove she's one of them. And the serene life she lives with partner Lee helps give balance to her dramatic and often dangerous working life. Kate is a character you can believe in and have respect for. The plot was a puzzle from start to finish and I loved the inclusion of the Sherlock Holmes story, even if it wasn't very true to the style. The language was sometimes repetitive but with such a good story I can forgive that. I highly recommend this book if you like to be kept on the edge of your seat and up until the early hours to find out what happens on the next page.
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- Barbara


This was a surprise discovery as I had never read anything by this author. The reader is superb, one of the best with a great grasp of pace and understanding of the story. This was a true pleasure to listen to.
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- Smask

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books