Sherlock Holmes expert and author Leslie S. Klinger met for a virtual conversation with famed authors Laurie R. King and David Morrell to discuss their writing, creating historical fiction, the world of modern publishing, and more.
Laurie R. KingKathleen Waller
Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 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 2018’s Island of the Mad). 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.
David MorrellKathleen Waller
David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. Morrell’s latest novels, Murder as a Fine Art, Inspector of the Dead, and Ruler of the Night are Victorian mystery/thrillers that explore the fascinating world of 1850s London. He is an Edgar, Anthony, Thriller, and Arthur Ellis finalist, a Nero and Macavity winner, and a three-time recipient of the distinguished Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association.
Leslie S. KlingerKathleen Waller
2018 Author, 2020 Moderator, 2021 Moderator
Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of crime writing. Klinger’s work has received numerous awards and nominations, including the Edgar® for Best Critical-Biographical Book in 2005 for The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories and the Edgar for Best Critical-Biographical Book in 2019 for Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, and he is the editor of the Library of Congress Crime Classics series, published by Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks, and the Library of Congress.