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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
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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

"Available Dark thrums with the resonance of a Black Metal bass line. Buy this book!" - Darcey Steinke


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Used availability for Elizabeth Hand's Available Dark

Hardback Editions

February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Available Dark: A Crime Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
ISBN: 0-312-58594-2 / 978-0-312-58594-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Available Dark (Cass Neary 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
ISBN: 1-4721-0278-9 / 978-1-4721-0278-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Available Dark: A Crime Novel (Cass Neary)
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
ISBN: 1-250-01323-2 / 978-1-250-01323-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Available Dark
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
ISBN: 1-5113-9802-7 / 978-1-5113-9802-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Available Dark
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


February 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Available Dark
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Available Dark
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Available Dark (Cass Neary 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Available Dark: A Crime Novel (Cass Neary Book 2)
Author(s): Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA