Crime/Detective

Threads that Bind, Kika Hatzopoulou

Kika Hatzopoulou’s new novel Threads That Bind is everything. A noir detective story that explores the ethical and existential questions inherent in a soulmate romance—set in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world where the descendants of long-dead gods walk the earth and monsters rise from the sea each night—Threads That Bind is […]

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Stolen, Ann-Helén Laestadius

Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. Soon to be a Netflix film: Louise Erdrich meets Jo Nesbø in this spellbinding Swedish novel that follows a young indigenous woman as she struggles to defend her family’s reindeer herd and culture amidst xenophobia, climate change, and a devious hunter whose targeted kills are considered […]

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Altar to an Erupting Sun, Chuck Collins

Altar to an Erupting Sun is a near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead. Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist and pioneer in the death-with-dignity movement. Facing a diagnosis of terminal illness, she engages in a shocking suicide murder, taking the life of […]

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The Last Good Summer, J.J. Green

Ordering information: Book Guild Publishing, UK In the summer of 1986, Belle McGee is thirteen. The arrival of Fionn Power at her family home sets in motion a tragic chain of events. Now a forty-something investigative journalist living in Dublin, Belle returns home one night to find Fionn standing in […]

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Madukka the River Serpent, Julie Janson

Madukka the River Serpent is a striking novel about family and resistance from Australian Darug Burruberongal writer and playwright Julie Janson. Read more at The University of Western Australia press.

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The Last Resort, Michael Kaufman

It’s March 2034, six months after D.C. police detective Jen Lu and Chandler, her sentient bio-computer and wannabe tough guy implanted in her brain, cracked the mystery of Eden. The climate crisis is hitting harder than ever: a mega-hurricane has devastated the eco-system and waves of refugees pour into Washington, […]

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Black River, Nilanjana S. Roy

For the most part, Delhi turns its back on her, staining her swollen body with its ashes and garbage and sewage, choking her with the city’s waste, its discards, its corpses and diseases,” writes Nilanjana Roy in Black River. –The Print India This shockingly powerful literary thriller is set in […]

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Face, Jaspreet Singh

In his playful yet deeply serious third novel Jaspreet Singh links a fossil fraud in India, an ice core archive in Canada, and a climate change laboratory in Germany.

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Indie Corner – Paul S. Piper

Back to the Indie Corner series I’m happy to have the chance to talk with Paul S. Piper, author of the novel The Wolves of Mirr (Book View Cafe, February 2021), which is set in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Paul has five published books of poetry, including Dogs and […]

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Beneath the Mountain, Luca D’Andrea

Nestled in the Dolomites, this breathtaking, rural region that was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire remains more Austro than Italian. Locals speak a strange, ancient dialect—Ladino—and root for Germany (against Italy) in the world cup. Annelise’s small town—Siebenhoch—is close-knit to say the least and does not take kindly to […]

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Indie Corner – Joel Burcat

Back to the Indie Corner series It’s been cool to meet Joel Burcat, an author and recently retired environmental lawyer, who has written a series of environmental legal thrillers. The first, Drink to Every Beast, was featured by Kirkus Reviews, Good Day PA, the Green Life Blue Water blog, and […]

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Trace Elements, Donna Leon

In “Trace Elements,” a character who worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice’s water supply dies in a mysterious motorcycle accident. –Wisconsin State Journal Trace Elements is the 29th book in the Commissario Brunetti series.. Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads

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No Entry, Gila Green

Click here to return to the series The global novel exists, not as a genre separated from and opposed to other kinds of fiction, but as a perspective that governs the interpretation of experience. In this way, it is faithful to the way the global is actually lived–not through the […]

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The Suicide Season

Author: © Jeremy Gadd Publication Date: April 15, 2019 Publisher and Ordering: Stormbird Press Type: Fiction Social Media: Facebook Back to the Dragonfly Library Book Blurb When demoralised Warren Yeats abandons his failing business, his ex-wife and his city lifestyle to embark on a road trip with more twists and […]

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