Hunting for Clues
tensions between the white and Hmong communities came to light in
this as a starting point, crime fiction author C.J. Box uses his new book, Blood
Trail, to delve into the environmental, economical and ideological impact
of hunting. His eighth book in the award-winning Joe Pickett series is once
again set in
Box, an avid outdoorsman and hunter, has been lauded for presenting both sides of the hunting issue. He comes to Mystery One Bookstore on May 29 at 7 p.m.
coming to Mystery One this week is an author who tackles an even more pressing
issue: the curbing of civil liberties in contemporary society. The way in which
society’s fears and anxieties have been manipulated to forge black-and-white
mechanisms for judgment and accountability has long fascinated Barbara Fister. In her new book, In the Wind, she draws parallels between
the counterintelligence policies of the
Like Box, Fister believes that crime fiction is capable of more than just providing gratuitous thrills and reassuringly neat endings. “It helps form our understanding of social issues,” she says on her Web site. “By drawing us into an exploration of that which disturbs us, it can give our deepest fears narrative form and meaning.”
Fister comes to Mystery One on May 31 at 11 a.m.