288 pages, 8.03 × 5.33 × 0.64 in
February 4, 2014
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451416538
ISBN - 13: 9780451416537
Read from the Book
The GirlMost of what I knew about Berenice Maidstone and her wayward kid sister had been covered in the backseat of Mean Mr. B’s silver Buick. I’d be going into this affair just shy of blind. He hadn’t slipped me a hush-hush dossier filled with the deepest, darkest secrets of the two or a Mission: Impossible–style “this tape will self destruct in ten seconds” cassette. Yeah, I could undoubtedly have fished out a few more details if I’d had the presence of mind to speak up. But I didn’t, and I wasn’t about to call him back. “Oh, hey. I’m a dipshit and totally forgot to ask, but . . .”No. I’d had enough of his gloating for that particular day. So, could’a, should’a, would’a. Now move on.She’s a student at Brown. Her and about ten thousand other people. Thanks, dude. That’s a lot to go on. Still, over the months since my death, I had cultivated a couple of contacts who, in turn, had a couple of snitches. It was a hit-and- miss, ragtag string of confidential informants who had to be compensated for tips that rarely panned out, but it was slightly better than nothing at all. Back home I made a couple of calls, the second to a back-alley dealer in pilfered karma and memories who went by Cutter. He occasionally fed me the lowdown on someone, and, in return, I mostly left him and his operation the fuck alone. Anyway, he promised to call me back as soon as he had time to see what he could dig up, as regards the specifics of Berenice’s comings and goings at BU.“It’s important, Cutter.”
From the Publisher
Siobhan Quinn is back and working a new case in the dark and satirical sequel to Blood Oranges.
Half-vampire, half-werewolf Siobhan Quinn survived her initiation into the world of demons and monsters. But staying alive as she becomes entangled in underworld politics might prove to be more difficult. When the daughter of a prominent necromancer vanishes, it's up to Quinn to find the girl. But her search will land her directly in the middle of a struggle between competing forces searching for an ancient artifact of almost unimaginable power...
About the Author
Kathleen Tierney is the pseudonym for Caitlin R. Kiernan, the author of nine novels, including Daughter of Hounds, The Red Tree, and The Drowning Girl. She is a four-time nominee for the World Fantasy Award, a three-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award, and a nominee for the Nebula Award. Trained as a vertebrate paleontologist, she currently lives in Rhode Island.
Praise for Red Delicious
"Gritty urban fantasy meets old-fashioned noir in this high octane sequel to Blood Oranges."—Publishers Weekly
"[A] rollicking good time...witty and snide and wonderfully awful."—Tor.com
"It feels great to be back in the world of Siobhan Quinn...The fast-paced, volatile and unpredictable nature of the story means there is never a dull moment."—The Bibliosanctum
Praise for Blood Oranges
"The New England setting is colorful and convincing, and Tierney populates it with a weird and splendid set of supernatural beings...A memorably exhilarating and engaging experience."—Kirkus Reviews
"An engagingly fresh perspective to well-trod territory...Colorful side characters and a fully realized setting make this a fast-paced series opener well worth checking out."—Publishers Weekly
"[Kiernan] has made it her business to turn the comfortable genres of imaginative fiction inside out. Now writing as Kathleen Tierney she introduces a heroine as fascinating and compelling as she is foul-mouthed and impatient."—Library Journal
"[A] fast-paced, profane, and combustive little thriller."—The Black Letters