"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
"When it comes to research vessels, labs and scientific protocols, D'Avanzo knows her stuff…the action scenes are genuinely thrilling page–turners and the Down East setting is, of course, a plus."
—PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
"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."
"An oceanographer fears she was the target of an accident at sea that kills one of her colleagues. Are climate change doubters at work?Cold Blood, Hot Sea combines] niche material about Maine life and oceanography."
"A whirlwind of plot–driven activity."
—CRIME FICTION LOVER
"The central premise is a new one, and forms an excellent basis for the mayhem and dramatic situations we demand in our murder mysteries. Five out of five stars."
—ATLANTIC COASTAL KAYAKER
"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 ofFalter
"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
"Artfully mixing scientific detail with her characters' personal struggles, Charlene D'Avanzo creates a tense story that makes it clear: when profits are favored over health of the planet, we are all at risk."
—JOEANN HART, author ofFloat
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