About Crackle and Fire
Angela Hardwicke isn’t just any private eye.
She’s a PI from Eternity, the cosmic realm responsible for the design, creation, and maintenance of the Universe.
When accountant Gil Haberseau hires her to find an intern with stolen corporate files, Hardwicke soon finds herself embroiled in a deadly case of lies, intrigue, and murder, clashing with vengeful gangsters, MinderNot rallies, and a madman who’s come a long way to get what he wants.
In Russ Colchamiro’s thrilling Sci-Fi mystery Crackle and Fire, Angela Hardwicke learns once and for all that when it comes to being an intergalactic private eye, there’s no telling what threats she may face on-realm and off… including the demons that lurk deep within her soul.
Praise for Crackle and Fire
“This story moves at a swift pace, with personal stakes and stunning revelations. It makes full use of its science-fiction setting to establish the crime, the clues needed to solve it, and how it plays out. It is also unexpectedly emotional as it explains the resolution of its storyline. The entire truth is laid bare and it is just heartbreaking to read. I didn’t expect this story to go where it did, but it was potent and powerful.” Amazon Reader
Crackle and Fire is this magical mixture of scifi, fantasy, and mystery. I am obsessed with this book! I think the plot is absolutely fantastic! The world building is brilliant. I very much enjoyed that it was familiar, but also different. I loved the mystery. The twists and turns were fantastic. It was such an intriguing plot. Angela is a fantastic main character. I like how relatable and realistic she feels.” Amazon Reader
“Our heroine, Angela Hardwicke, isn’t Doctor Who (she’s much more badass than the recent female one and much less messianic than David Tennant, the best of the recent men) but she’s an interesting creation – recovering (sort of) addict, sharp shooter, failed mum … and despite some dalliance with a male-looking Minder (who can tell? They aren’t human), she’s clearly got some issues with sexual orientation… Loved her.” Amazon Reader
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About Russ Colchamiro
Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the zany SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the SF anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press.
Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas, and crazy dog Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself. Russ has also contributed to several other anthologies, including Tales of the Crimson Keep, Pangaea, Altered States of the Union, Camelot 13, TV Gods 2, They Keep Killing Glenn, Thrilling Adventure Yarns, Camelot 13, and Brave New Girls. This latest book is the start of a new series which will keep science fiction readers happy for many episodes to come.
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