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Publisher Comments:

“A skin-blistering crime novel, as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night.”

--Robert Crais

Elizabeth Hands writing honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, the James Tiptree Award, the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and many others. Now, this uniquely gifted storyteller brings us a searing and iconoclastic crime novel, in which photographer Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of crime in Scandinavias coldest corners.

As this riveting tour-de-force opens, the police already want to talk to Cass about a mysterious death she was involved with previously, but before they can bring her in, Cass accepts a job offer from overseas and hops on a plane.

In Helsinki, she authenticates a series of disturbing but stunning images taken by a famous fashion photographer who has cut himself off from the violent Nordic music scene where he first made his reputation.  Paid off by her shady employer, she buys a one-way ticket to Reykjavik, in search of a lover from her own dark past.

But when the fashion photographers mutilated corpse is discovered back in Finland, Cass finds herself sucked into a vortex of ancient myth and betrayal, vengeance and serial murder, set against a bone-splintering soundtrack of black metal and the terrifying beauty of the sunless Icelandic wilderness.  In Available Dark, the eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning Generation Loss, Cass Neary finds her own worst fears confirmed: its always darkest before it turns completely black.

Review:

"Hand has described Cass Neary, the protagonist of 2007's Generation Loss, as 'your prototypical amoral speedfreak crankhead kleptomaniac murderous rage-filled alcoholic bisexual heavily tattooed American female photographer.' It's to the author's credit that Neary, who almost makes Lisbeth Salander seem like a model of mental stability, engages rather than repels in this stunning sequel. Neary, whose crowning professional achievement is a book of photos aptly entitled Dead Girls, is still suffering from the events depicted in Generation Loss that made her a suspect in a Maine homicide. Norwegian collector Anton Bredahl, an admirer of Dead Girls, offers Neary a tidy sum to fly to Helsinki to give her opinion on some photos he's thinking of purchasing. She finds herself blown away by the photographer's technique, notwithstanding the grim subject matter — corpses. The bloody aftermath of the assignment places Neary in grave danger as she confronts a significant figure from her past. The scenes of violence advance the plot while helping the reader to understand Hand's uncompromisingly compromised main character. Agent: Martha Millard." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

“A skin-blistering crime novel, as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night.”

--Robert Crais

Elizabeth Hands writing honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, the James Tiptree Award, the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and many others. Now, this uniquely gifted storyteller brings us a searing and iconoclastic crime novel, in which photographer Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of crime in Scandinavias coldest corners.

As this riveting tour-de-force opens, the police already want to talk to Cass about a mysterious death she was involved with previously, but before they can bring her in, Cass accepts a job offer from overseas and hops on a plane.

In Helsinki, she authenticates a series of disturbing but stunning images taken by a famous fashion photographer who has cut himself off from the violent Nordic music scene where he first made his reputation.  Paid off by her shady employer, she buys a one-way ticket to Reykjavik, in search of a lover from her own dark past.

But when the fashion photographers mutilated corpse is discovered back in Finland, Cass finds herself sucked into a vortex of ancient myth and betrayal, vengeance and serial murder, set against a bone-splintering soundtrack of black metal and the terrifying beauty of the sunless Icelandic wilderness.  In this eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning Generation Loss, Cass Neary finds her own worst fears confirmed: its always darkest before it turns completely black.

Synopsis:

"Shimmers with gorgeous writing even as it scares the dickens out of you." —Tess Gerritsen
 
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 Hands acclaimed cult hit Generation Loss, proves that she has also reached the pinnacle as a suspense writer.

About the Author

ELIZABETH HAND, a New York Times notable author, has written eight novels and

several short-story collections. She has won the Shirley Jackson Award, the James Tiptree

Award, the Nebula Award (twice), the World Fantasy Award (three times), and many others.

Her novella, “The Maiden Flight of McCauleys Bellerophon,” was recently nominated for

a Hugo Award. Hand is a longtime contributor to numerous publications, including the Washington

Post Book World and the Village Voice Literary Supplement. She divides her time between the coast of Maine and North London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312585945
Subtitle:
A Crime Novel
Author:
Hand, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/International Mystery & Crime
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130129
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hand has described Cass Neary, the protagonist of 2007's Generation Loss, as 'your prototypical amoral speedfreak crankhead kleptomaniac murderous rage-filled alcoholic bisexual heavily tattooed American female photographer.' It's to the author's credit that Neary, who almost makes Lisbeth Salander seem like a model of mental stability, engages rather than repels in this stunning sequel. Neary, whose crowning professional achievement is a book of photos aptly entitled Dead Girls, is still suffering from the events depicted in Generation Loss that made her a suspect in a Maine homicide. Norwegian collector Anton Bredahl, an admirer of Dead Girls, offers Neary a tidy sum to fly to Helsinki to give her opinion on some photos he's thinking of purchasing. She finds herself blown away by the photographer's technique, notwithstanding the grim subject matter — corpses. The bloody aftermath of the assignment places Neary in grave danger as she confronts a significant figure from her past. The scenes of violence advance the plot while helping the reader to understand Hand's uncompromisingly compromised main character. Agent: Martha Millard." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

“A skin-blistering crime novel, as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night.”

--Robert Crais

Elizabeth Hands writing honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, the James Tiptree Award, the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and many others. Now, this uniquely gifted storyteller brings us a searing and iconoclastic crime novel, in which photographer Cass Neary, introduced in the underground classic Generation Loss, finds herself drawn into the shadowy world of crime in Scandinavias coldest corners.

As this riveting tour-de-force opens, the police already want to talk to Cass about a mysterious death she was involved with previously, but before they can bring her in, Cass accepts a job offer from overseas and hops on a plane.

In Helsinki, she authenticates a series of disturbing but stunning images taken by a famous fashion photographer who has cut himself off from the violent Nordic music scene where he first made his reputation.  Paid off by her shady employer, she buys a one-way ticket to Reykjavik, in search of a lover from her own dark past.

But when the fashion photographers mutilated corpse is discovered back in Finland, Cass finds herself sucked into a vortex of ancient myth and betrayal, vengeance and serial murder, set against a bone-splintering soundtrack of black metal and the terrifying beauty of the sunless Icelandic wilderness.  In this eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning Generation Loss, Cass Neary finds her own worst fears confirmed: its always darkest before it turns completely black.

"Synopsis" by ,
"Shimmers with gorgeous writing even as it scares the dickens out of you." —Tess Gerritsen
 
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 Hands acclaimed cult hit Generation Loss, proves that she has also reached the pinnacle as a suspense writer.

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