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Mystery author Laurie King will meet with readers at upcoming Ferry Tales session

Best-selling mystery author Laurie R. King will set sail with local readers later this month.

King, best known for her Mary Russell series of historical mysteries that also feature Sherlock Holmes, will join the book group, Ferry Tales, to discuss her books on the 4:40 p.m. Seattle-to-Bainbridge ferry sailing on Thursday, March 14.

The appearance is one of three planned for King by the Kitsap Regional Library and its library foundation.

King will also be the main attraction at "Author! Author!," a discussion hosted by Seattle author Kevin O’Brien at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at Rice Fergus Miller Architects in Bremerton.

"Author! Author!" is a fundraising event for the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. Donors attending the event will receive a free copy of King’s latest book, partake in food and drink and then be able to participate in the conversation between O’Brien and King. Tickets are $65; visit KRL.org for more information.

King will also make an appearance at a program 10 a.m. Friday, March 15 at the Poulsbo Library.

In addition, KRL’s Virtual Book Club on the KRL Facebook page will be reading and discussing “Beekeeper’s Apprentice,” King’s first book in the Mary Russell series. Readers who want to participate should "friend" the library's page on Facebook.

King, 60, is also the author of a series of books that feature Kate Martinelli, a fictional San Francisco police officer. She received the 1995 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, a 1996 Nero Award and the 2002 Macavity Award. She lives near Santa Cruz, Calif.

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