This really did feel like a futuristic “The Thin Man” in space, complete with the smoldering wife/husband chemistry, the swanky cocktails, the glamorous fashion, the charming dog, and the determined sleuths. I loved it! Bonus elements that added layers of satisfaction were a culture that normalizes pronouns at introduction (plus lots of nonbinary pronouns and titles) and a very convincing portrayal of chronic pain. It’s a pageturning mystery set on a space cruiser to Mars, and it has cocktail or mocktail recipes at the start of every chapter– of course I loved it. Fresh and fun.
–Tegan, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA