By: Mary Robinette Kowal
A stylish SF mystery by Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal, set on an interplanetary liner traveling between Earth and Mars.
Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Mary Robinette Kowal blends her no-nonsense, hard-SF approach to life in space with her talent for creating glittering high society in this stylish SF mystery.
Tesla Crane, a brilliant inventor and an heiress, is on her honeymoon via an interplanetary space liner. Cruising between the Moon and Mars, she’s traveling incognito and reveling in her anonymity. Then someone is murdered and the festering chowderheads who run security have the audacity to arrest her spouse. Armed with banter, martinis and her small service dog, Tesla is determined to solve the crime so that the newlyweds can get back to canoodling—
And keep the real killer from striking again.
The Spare Man is nothing short of The Thin Man in space, but is a piece that Kowal has made her own and will be a hit with her audience.