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Available Dark

A Crime Novel

by Elizabeth Hand

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Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2012
    256 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Photographer Cass Neary is already wanted by the police for questioning when she receives a mysterious job offer that sends her to Helsinki, where an iconic fashion photographer shows her a trove of gorgeous photos depicting ritual killings. After narrowly escaping death herself, Cass flees to Iceland, where she finds a former lover and a legendary, exiled musician. Soon, unsolved murders are multiplying faster than Cass can run.

Elizabeth Hand is a prodigiously gifted storyteller, as is evidenced by having been awarded the highest honors in several different fields. First-rate fiction set in Scandanavia, Available Dark, sequel to Hand's acclaimed cult hit Generation Loss, proves that she has also reached the pinnacle as a suspense writer.

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"Starred Review. The scenes of violence advance the plot while helping the reader to understand Hand's uncompromisingly compromised main character." - Publishers Weekly

"Shimmers with gorgeous writing even as it scares the dickens out of you." - Tess Gerritsen

"Elizabeth Hand's prose is a wiry, intelligent force that ranges from blunt athleticism to fluid luminosity…Ferocious, aching with compassion and cruelly brilliant." - Katherine Dunn

A skin-blistering crime novel, as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night." - Robert Crais

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Elizabeth Hand Author Biography

Elizabeth Hand is the author of more than fourteen cross-genre novels and collections of short fiction. Her work has received the Shirley Jackson Award (three times), the World Fantasy Award (four times), the Nebula Award (twice), as well as the James M. Tiptree Jr. and Mythopoeic Society Awards. She's a longtime critic and contributor of essays for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Boston Review, and the Village Voice, among many others. She divides her time between the Maine coast and North London.

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