In this episode, Babe Ardy, with her Helpers Sarah and Amy take on board Laurie R. King, author of the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, fresh off a two-week promotional tour for the latest book in the series, The Pirate King. Apart from the world of swashbuckling on the silver screen and women in the canon (with a particular emphasis on blondes), we also talk about Sherlockian scholarship, Russell on screen, and how to successfully cross the worlds of Edwardian England and modern-day San Francisco. For your further edification, links to things we mention in this episode: You can find out all about Laurie on, and if you’re on Twitter, you can follow and .

: the first of two volumes of Sherlockian scholarship, co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger. The second volume is still under way.
: A collection of short stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes canon, also co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger. Short story authors include Neil Gaiman, Lee Child, and Margaret Maron.
: A free ebook with excerpts from each of the Russell books, in case the podcast has made you curious and you want to start reading ;)
: The crossover of the worlds of Kate Martinelli and Mary Russell.
: Les Klinger’s edition of the Canon. Prepare for a lot of footnotes.