By Nicola Griffith
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Los Angeles Times “Griffith’s real genius is a portrayal of the brilliant, though damaged, Aud . . ” —The Village Voice “The sexiest action figure since James Bond, six blond feet of sinew, muscle, and bone. She’s also an ex-cop, a martial arts instructor, a master carpenter, and a private dick for hire. She’s beautiful, she’s independently wealthy, she’s in perfect shape: she’s downright deadly. ” —Seattle Weekly “[Aud] is sleek, sexy, and decidedly dangerous . . ” —The Advocate “Stay is simply gorgeous—a powerful character study in the rough domain of mystery and adventure.
The Washington Post Book World “A heroine who is a cold-blooded killing machine . . ” —Booklist "The novel goes down like honey, full of the quirky detail that makes a good mystery great. . ” —Out “Griffith clearly challenges us to understand a radically atypical—or perhaps just typically ignored—aspect of the female psyche: the fine line between brutality and passion. She produces passages that provoke and startle . . finely rendered observations. The novel soars. ” —The Woman’s Review of Books “Griffith proves she can write crime fiction that stacks up more than favorably with the work of the best writers in the field.
I stood and motioned for them to do likewise. I lined them up, facing me, and held my right hand up, showing them how to make a fist again while I walked along the line, rearranging fingers and thumbs. “Think of your fist as the point of a spear. The forearm is the spear shaft. It has to be strong and straight, no weakness at the wrist. The wrist is where you want all your tension. Good. ” There could just as easily have been six or eight, but human brains find sevens and threes significant. “One, strike from a firm base.
Always by Nicola Griffith