Mary’s Christmas, in time for Christmas


So, I fought my way through storm and flood and fallen branches (yeah, it is indeed raining here in drought-land, and raining hard—really hard) risking life and limb and wet shoes JUST FOR YOU, making my way to Bookshop Santa Cruz (and back) where I signed a stack of the now-in-print short story,  “Mary’s Christmas”

photo copy

that they just got in from the printers. If you haven’t already, you can order one of these signed babies (they really are cute) from Bookshop, here, or from Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale (where they should arrive next week) here.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse of a very young Miss Russell, her varied skills, and a previously unknown (to us) character in her life, Uncle Jake.

(And yes, there are print copies of that other cover, Laurie R. King’s Sherlock Holmes for sale as well: here.)

(Hey! I managed to get this posted before the power went ou


  1. Merrily Taylor says:

    Already pre-ordered – will be waiting by the mailbox –

  2. Louise Chambers says:

    Such fun! They are super cute!!!

  3. Jennifer Hall says:

    I ordered mine too. Thank you again.

  4. Please may I ask that you bring copies with you to the UK on your next visit – hint, hint…..


  5. Ohhhh – off to open an account….


  6. Annie Osterberg says:

    Do you ever intend to release The Beekeeper’s Apprentice again in CD format? The current asking price is in excess of $1800,00. I am a fan but that is way outside my range of affordable CD format books.
    Thanks for your positive response.

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