A Grave Talent (Kate Martinelli Mysteries) (Paperback)

By Laurie R. King

Picador USA, 9781250046550, 366pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014




In Laurie R. King's Grave Talent, the unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A series of shocking murders has occurred, the victims far too innocent and defenseless. For lesbian Detective Kate Martinelli, just promoted to Homicide and paired with a seasoned cop who's less than thrilled to be handed a green partner, it's a difficult case that just keeps getting harder.

Then the police receive what appears to be a case-breaking lead: it seems that one of the residents of this odd colony is Vaun Adams, arguably the century's greatest woman painter and a notorious felon once convicted of a heinous crime.

But what really happened eighteen years ago? To bring a murderer to justice, Kate must delve into the artist's dark past--even if it means losing everything she holds dear.

About the Author

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen Mary Russell mysteries, beginning with The Beekeeper's Apprentice, and several contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, including To Play the Fool, A Grave Talent, and With Child. An Edgar Award winner, she lives in Northern California.

Praise For A Grave Talent (Kate Martinelli Mysteries)

A Grave Talent kept me reading deep into the night.”—The Boston Globe

“[An] amazing first novel with intelligence, intrigue, and intricacy...This work exhibits strong psychological undertones, compelling urgency, and dramatic action.”—Library Journal