COLD BLOOD, HOT SEA
by Charlene D'Avanzo
June 2016 | Fiction/Mystery | 978-1-937226-61-9 | 240 pp | $14.95
Marine ecologist and award–winning environmental educator
studied the New England coast for forty years. Today she uses mysteries to immerse readers in Maine waters’ stunning beauty and grave threats. An avid sea kayaker, D’Avanzo lives in Yarmouth, Maine.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When a colleague is killed aboard the research vessel Intrepid, oceanographer Mara Tusconi believes it’s no accident. As she investigates, Mara becomes entangled in a scheme involving powerful energy executives with much to lose if her department colleagues continue their climate change research. Mara’s career—and life—is on the line, threatened by intrigue as big and dark as the ocean.
PRAISE FOR COLD BLOOD, HOT SEA
“Sleuths will have to figure out who done it, but the real crime is the backdrop here: the endless heating of a fragile planet.”
—BILL MCKIBBEN, author of Eaarth
“Cold Blood, Hot Sea is a cli–fi mystery that both entertains and bores deep into the heart of the issues. The author knows her science, too.”
—DAN BLOOM, editor, The Cli–Fi Report
“Cold Blood, Hot Sea will make for great beach reading, but it also has meat on its bones, with rich characterizations and an intriguing mystery at its core.”
“Charlene D’Avanzo is a marine ecologist who has written a first crime novel that makes her scientific specialty exciting… The central character, Mara Tusconi, is a Maine oceanographer who thinks there’s something fishy (pardon the pun) about the death of a colleague on board a research ship.”
—THE TORONTO STAR