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Available Dark

(2012)
(The second book in the Cass Neary series)
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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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Available Dark is a skin-blistering crime novel, as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night. The frigid Scandinavian setting is a perfect backdrop for the horrific overlap of heavy metal and black arts, sorcerers and curses, and one woman's search for a long lost lover." - Robert Crais

"Available Dark is dark stuff indeed. Elizabeth Hand takes us on a dangerous and drug-fueled trip through a world of art fetishists, death metal bands, and Nordic blood cults. This book disturbs and delights." - Paul Doiron

"Photographer and aging NYC punk rocker, Cass Neary is one of literature's great noir anti-heroes. Ferocious, aching with compassion and cruelly brilliant, Available Dark is a sinful pleasure." - Katherine Dunn

"Elizabeth Hand's Available Dark is a tense, compelling and beautifully written look into the shadows and the secrets they hide. Her protagonist, Cassandra Neary, has the gift and curse of seeing evil without flinching, and she pulls the reader along as she seeks out answers even though every step threatens her survival." - Christopher Farnsworth

"Fiercely frightening yet hauntingly beautiful, with a startling heroine you'll never forget, Available Dark shimmers with gorgeous writing even as it scares the dickens out of you. I've long been a fan of Elizabeth Hand's amazing books, and once again she proves why she is truly a writer's writer, her prose so glowing it makes all the rest of us jealous." - Tess Gerritsen


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