With Child

A Novel

A Kate Martinelli Mystery (Volume 3)

Laurie R. King

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THE THIRD BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES

In Laurie R. King's With Child, adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can’t escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when twelve-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate’s not sure she’s that desperate for distraction.

Jules is worried about her friend Dio, a homeless boy she met in a park. Dio has disappeared without a word of farewell, and Jules wants Kate to find him. Reluctant as she is, Kate can’t say no—and soon she finds herself forming a friendship with the bright, quirky girl. But the search for Dio will prove to be much more than both bargained for—and it’s only the beginning.

When Jules disappears while taking a trip with Kate, a desperate search begins—and Kate knows all too well the odds of finding the child alive.

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KATE CAME AWAKE to a question. She lay inert for a few seconds until it was answered, by the familiar groan of the Alcatraz foghorn, seemingly a stone’s throw from the foot of her bed. Home. Thank God.
Fingers of sweet sleep tugged at her, but for a moment she held herself back, mildly, dutifully curious. Funny, she thought muzzily, I wouldn’t have thought that noise would wake me up. I hear it all summer, like living inside a pair of asthmatic lungs, but the only time I noticed it was when they tried replacing it with that irritating electronic whine.

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“Smart, thoughtful...Warm characterizations...searching insights...this detective has a mind that is always on the move.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Martinelli is the kind of person you’d like to know and talk with over many lunches, a smart and tough woman.”—Chicago Tribune

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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve Mary Russell mysteries, beginning with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, and five 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, and her new novel, The Bones of Paris will be published September 2013.

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With Child
A Novel
Laurie R. King

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
January 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250046598
ISBN10: 1250046599
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$15.00

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Macmillan Audio
January 2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427251480
ISBN10: 1427251487
Audio Run Time: 10:30
$23.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 1996
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429993784
ISBN10: 1429993782
275 pages
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