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A prim bookseller and a hard-boiled ghost team up to catch a cunning killer…


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Elusive truth. Missing witness. Deadly trial.


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She must become a fearsome gladiator . . . and kill the queen.



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Also by Laurie R. King:

Lockdown, August 2018
Trade Size (reprint)
Island of the Mad, June 2018
Hardcover
The Murder of Mary Russell, April 2016
Hardcover
Dreaming Spies, March 2015
Hardcover
Garment Of Shadows, September 2012
Hardcover
Pirate King, September 2011
Hardcover
Unusual Suspects, December 2010
Mass Market Paperback
The God of the Hive, May 2010
Paperback
The Language of Bees, May 2009
Hardcover
Unusual Suspects, December 2008
Trade Size
Touchstone, January 2008
Hardcover
The Art of Detection, May 2006
Hardcover
Locked Rooms, June 2005
Hardcover
The Game, March 2005
Hardcover
Justice Hall, February 2003
Paperback
The Beekeeper's Apprentice, March 2002
Trade Size (reprint)
O Jerusalem, June 2000
Paperback
The Moor, February 1999
Paperback
A Letter of Mary, January 1998
Paperback
A Monsterous Regiment of Women, November 1996
Paperback

Lockdown
Laurie R. King

Bantam
August 2018
On Sale: July 24, 2018
416 pages
ISBN: 0804177953
EAN: 9780804177955
Kindle: B01M0WIM96
Trade Size / e-Book (reprint)
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Mystery Historical | Suspense

A community comes together when threatened by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of rich psychological suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries.

Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: A day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.

A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision.

A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns.

Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.

But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation.

Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.

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