Always is back in town: finally, the trade paperback has been reprinted. Just in time to buy the whole three-book package for the holidays. Buy it from Amazon. Buy it from Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Buy it from the University Bookstore. Just, y'know, buy it.
More, much more--synopsis, first chapter, podcast interviews, readings--here (read the right-hand sidebar). For those who have been living under a rock, here's what smart, good-looking and in every way discerning people have to say about Aud:
Without Aud, it’s hard to see how there could have been a Lisbeth Salander.
One scary, gorgeous creature who loses herself in the beauty and balletic control of pure violence. An exceptional woman.
Delicious... Wildly and exuberantly violent. Enthralling, utterly convincing, unique.
--Publishers Weekly (starred)
Knows how to fight, kill, survive and think... One of my favorite kick-ass, super-competent, coolheaded, hotblooded, semilegal girls.
Sexy and iconic.
--Voice Literary Supplement
White hot, an enigmatic heroine unlike any ever before.
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sleek, sexy, and decidedly dangerous.
Aud Torvingen is the avenging angel inside us all. She's fast, frightening, startlingly sexy. I promise you, she'll haunt your days long after you've finished the book.
Tough, sexy, and alluring.
Smart, resourceful, cool as a cucumber
--New York Times Book Review
--San Diego Union-Tribune
Couldn't be more singular.
--Lambda Book Report
The sexiest action figure since James Bond.
Plus, come the revolution Aud will be unleashed, and those who can't prove undying loyalty (with, y'know, a book) will be first against the wall and shot. So don't think of this post as shameless self-promotion, think of it as a selfless attempt to save your life.