Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Release: The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King

The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King
Today marks the release of what is undoubtedly my most eagerly anticipated book of the year: The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King, which is the ninth installment of King's delightful Mary Russell series.

If you purchase The Languages of Bees (or any other books) from Laurie R. King's Amazon store, the proceeds will be donated to Heifer International. I cannot recommend this series highly enough. If you have never read any of the Mary Russell books, you are in for a treat. Start with The Beekeeper's Apprentice and be ready to fall in love.

If you'd prefer to purchase your copy at an independent bookstore, you can win a limited edition copy of a "A Venomous Death", a Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes short story with a woodcut illustration and letterpress printed by Lavendier Press, signed by both author and artist. Click here to visit Ms. King's site for complete details.

Also, don't forget to check out the other ongoing contests that are part of the 15 Weeks of Bees.

Now, I'm off to enjoy my newly purchased copy of The Language of Bees. If I disappear for a couple days: I'm not dead, I'm reading.


  1. Sounds like an interesting book with a great story. Glad to have found this post!

  2. I took advantage of Laurie King's generous offer to download a free PDF of the Beekeeper's Apprentice. It is waiting patiently on my Kindle for me to read. Your enthusiastic review of this 9th book in the series makes me think I should start reading the first one tonight!!

  3. idiot that I am, I forgot that I download the PDF copy of Beekeeper's Apprentice and order a used copy from Amazon the other day...gosh, I need a keeper...lol
    Well, better two than none.

    I have enjoyed all her other books but never read any of the Holmes books, so I am looking forward to starting the series.

  4. Thanks for the recommendation Ruth...I haven't read any of her books yet.

  5. Screwed Up Texan: I'm glad you found it, too! Thanks so much for stopping in and commenting.

    Molly: Do let me know what you think of it. I hope you enjoy it!

    Caite: I haven't read any of her other books -- the Kate Martinelli series or the standalones. I don't know why because I've always meant to. At least I have a lot of King books left to read while I'm waiting for the next Russell book.

    Jo-Jo: You're most welcome! Let me know what you think if you give the series a try.

  6. You already have it! Lucky you! I have put in a hold at the library and I know I was the first or second one ... I've had so many holds coming in lately. Maybe it will be soon!

  7. Ooh, so glad to know this one is out now. I love all the previous Mary Russell novels.