Katrina Carrasco's debut novel THE BEST BAD THINGS (MCD x FSG) published earlier this month with a BANG! During the next few months, Katrina will be doing a handful of readings and talks around Washington. There's a list with dates below, and if you're interested in a review or interview with Katrina or listing the event on your site, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Free event - Book talk and signing
Carrasco's novel begins on January 12th and takes place entirely in Port Townsend, Washington
**A LibraryReads Top 10 Pick for November 2018**
A Crime Reads Most Anticipated Crime Book of 2018
"New and Notable" for November in Entertainment Weekly
Recommended Read at Bustle, My Domaine,Publisher's Weekly, Women.com, and more
"A remarkably ambitious debut...[The Best Bad Things] crackles like a fast-traveling fire, immersing its reader in a time and place long gone...Carrasco is a gifted wordsmith...and an imaginative storyteller...Her greatest creation is Alma, a fearless adventurer who embraces her own duality: female/male, Latina/white (a Mexican American, Alma can change her skin tone depending on how much French-chalk powder she applies), agent/double agent...The Best Bad Things, itself irresistibly toggling between crime fiction and literary novel (not that there should be a distinction), is a swaggering introduction to this heroine; here's hoping she'll return soon."
—Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
"Love crime fiction? Love historical fiction? Have I got a book for you! Meet Alma Rosales, a Mexican American, bisexual, cross-dressing, defrocked Pinkerton detective whose hunt for stolen opium on behalf of her boss and sometimes-lover Delphine Beaumond will keep you on the edge of your seat and maybe even wondering if you've lost your mind. Sexy, fun, serious and unputdownable."
—Bethanne Patrick, The Washington Post
"Carrasco succeeds in coupling a feminist historical that maintains period plausibility with an exploratory queer narrative rarely seen in the crime genre. Even readers uninterested in Alma's identity journey will be impressed by her intelligence and social acumen, and drawn by the constantly shifting politics and well-timed reveals of the plot. Breath-catching pacing, tantalizingly rough-and-tumble characters who are somehow both distasteful and deeply relatable, palpable erotic energy, and powerful storytelling make this a standout."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review