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Elizabeth Hand

Biography

Elizabeth Hand

Elizabeth Hand is the multiple-award-winning author of 11 novels and three collections of short fiction. GENERATION LOSS, the first novel to feature punk photographer Cass Neary, received the inaugural Shirley Jackson Award for best work of psychological suspense. A New York Times and Washington Post Notable author, Hand is also a longtime book critic and essayist, a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Salon, Village Voice and DownEast Magazine, among many others.  Raised in New York State, she studied playwriting and cultural anthropology at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and as a teenager in the 1970s was involved in the nascent punk scenes in both D.C. and NYC. For six years she worked as a photo archivist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, before moving to the coast of Maine in 1988 to write full time. She has two children and divides her time between Maine and North London, setting for the third Cass Neary novel.

Elizabeth Hand

Books by Elizabeth Hand

by Elizabeth Hand - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble. Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred.

by Elizabeth Hand - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Photographer Cass Neary is sent to Helsinki, where an iconic fashion photographer shows her gorgeous photos of ritual killings. After escaping death, Cass flees to Iceland, where she finds a former lover and a legendary, exiled musician. Soon, unsolved murders are rapidly multiplying.