NORTH OF BOSTON
A gripping literary thriller, North of Boston combines the atmospheric thrills of Jussi Adler-Olsen with the gritty mystery of Laura Lipmann. And Pirio Kasparov is a gutsy, compellingly damaged heroine with many adventures ahead.
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Some years ago I ran across a book on ambergris (hardened material from the stomach of a whale), a substance once believed to have magical, curative, and aphrodisiac powers. Among other things, it was used as a fixative in perfumes. At the same time a character named Pirio was living on my shoulder (so to speak). She had a very strong, clear voice and had been waiting a long time for a story to bring her to life. Somehow whales, perfume, and Pirio came together and morphed into the beginning of this novel.
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“An utterly riveting debut thriller! Pirio Kasparov is one of the best protagonists I’ve read in years, tough, cynical, wry and compelling. Her determination to discover the truth behind her friend’s murder will earn your admiration, while her growing desire to be a better daughter, friend, and person will win your heart.” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing
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