Gerardo Toyloy Toyloy itibaren Balsam Lake, WI, Birleşik Devletler
I discovered this series while looking for books similar to the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovitch. These books are a bit more 'grown up' or serious but with humor. A slacker-gen daughter of a family-owned private detective agency in San Francisco tries to get through life wondering why her relationships always end with the strangest statements like: "It was over after the first fake drug deal." "You did a background check on my Brother?" The family is full of quirks but still believable. You almost want to go to dinner at their house to watch the fireworks.
If you ever have a chance to see Nicola Griffith, GO! She is incredible in person. I recently had a chance to hear her at A Room of One's Own in Madison, WI. She was in town for a feminist sci-fi/fantasy convention, WisCon, as was I. She reads with such loving care. She spent a bit of time talking about Aud, the main character. She knows Aud through and through. It was great to be reminded of who Aud was again before I started the book (Aud is also the main character in The Blue Place and Stay). Griffith has an amazing way of creating suspenseful situations with unexpected conclusions. Usually because her characters are so different from any others I have read or people I know.