Friday, November 17, 2023

Six top thrillers where natural disasters loom large

Gwen Florio grew up in a farmhouse filled with books and a ban on television. After studying English at the University of Delaware, she began a decades-long career in journalism that has taken her around the country and to more than a dozen other countries, including several conflict zones. Her first novel in the Lola Wicks mystery series, Montana, won the Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction and the High Plains Book Award, and was a finalist for the Shamus Award, an International Thriller Award and a Silver Falchion Award. She has since released four other books in the Lola Wicks series and three standalone novels.

Her new novel is Best Be Prepared, the fourth book in the Nora Best series.

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At CrimeReads Florio tagged six thrillers where natural disasters loom large, including:
The Southwest still has water in Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife. But after years of catastrophic drought, the region balances on a tipping point. The very real threat that entire cities will run out of water sets up credible fights to the death. This one is often touted as futuristic. It might be time to retire that description. Fact: A community outside Scottsdale, Arizona, has already hit “tap-out.”
Read about another book Florio tagged.

The Water Knife is among Julie Carrick Dalton's top ten works of fiction about climate disaster and Jeff Somers's six top sci-fi books about the changing climate.

--Marshal Zeringue