Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Award-winning author of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, women’s fiction, and anywhere else her muse takes her.

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Praise for Kris Nelscott

Days of Rage
Edgar-finalist Nelscott’s sixth Smokey Dalton novel deftly interweaves the issue of race with politics, societal question and personal relationships.
Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Nelscott builds suspense effectively while making the reader feel the historical burden of racial hatred.
Booklist, starred review

Stone Cribs
As with the best of Mosley and Chandler, Dalton’s fifth outing leaves us eagerly anticipating the next one.
Entertainment Weekly

Kris Nelscott can lay claim to the strongest series of detective novels now being written by an American author.
—Salon.com

Thin Walls
A triumphant series…Gripping…Nelscott’s books about Dalton have already been compared favorably to Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series.
Chicago Tribune

Somebody needs to say that Kris Nelscott is engaged in an ongoing fictional study of a thorny era in American political and racial history. If that’s not enough to get ‘serious’ critics and readers to pay attention to her, it’s their loss.
—Salon.com

Smoke-Filled Rooms
Nelscott brings it all back, and it’s hair-raising.
Washington Post Book World

A blistering rendition of the ’60s racial wars marks this series as a standout as early as its second entry. You don’t need to be a fan of private-eye novels to admire Smokey: You just need a conscience.
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

This series has all the passion and precision of Walter Mosley’s early Easy Rawlins novels, but it is not derivative. In fact, Smokey just may be a more compelling character than the celebrated Easy.
Booklist, starred review

This is mystery fiction at its highest, most gripping level.
Chicago Tribune

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