About Cold Blood Hot Sea:
A thrilling contribution to the new wave of cli-fi hitting the shelves, Cold Blood, Hot Sea pits climate change scientists against big energy conspirators. When a colleague is killed aboard the research vessel Intrepid, oceanographer Mara Tusconi believes it's no accident. As she investigates, Mara becomes entangled in a scheme involving powerful energy executives with much to lose if her department colleagues continue their climate change research. Mara's career—and life—is on the line, threatened by intrigue as big and dark as the ocean.

About Demon Spirit Devil Sea:
When the United Nations sends Maine oceanographer Mara Tusconi to Haida Gwaii fify miles off British Columbia, she’s thrilled. The archipelago is both a spectacular rainforest and sea kayak destination. But as she untangles a climate change crime, Mara confronts angst about colleague Ted’s marriage proposal, the Haida Nation’s mistrust of outsiders like her, spiteful spirits that aren’t suppose to exist, and a baffling death.

About the Author:
Charlene D'Avanzo writes environmental mysteries, including cli-fi - climate fiction. She did her doctoral research in marine ecology in Woods Hole, MA, is an award-winning environmental educator, and now lives and writes on the Maine coast.
Charlene won Mystery Writers of America's McCloy Award for new writers. "Cold Blood, Hot Sea', first in her Mara Tusconi Oceanography Mystery Series, is a Foreward Reviews INDIES Finalist. "Demon Spirit, Devil Sea", out May 2017, is an "enchanting tale from an ancient corner of the earth" (Mary Woodbury, curator of Eco-fiction.com). 


"When it comes to research vessels, labs and scientific protocols, [D'Avanzo] knows her stuff…the action scenes are genuinely thrilling page–turners…the Down East setting is, of course, a plus."

"Cold Blood, Hot Sea showcases the effects of climate change on a particular industry, presenting a range of opinions and attitudes, [and conveys] a global problem on a personal level. Cold Blood, Hot Sea will make for great beach reading, but it also has meat on its bones, with rich characterizations and an intriguing mystery at its core."

"An oceanographer fears she was the target of an accident at sea that kills one of her colleagues. Are climate change doubters at work?…[Cold Blood, Hot Sea combines] niche material about Maine life and oceanography."

"[A] whirlwind of plot–driven activity."

"The central premise is a new one, and forms an excellent basis for the mayhem and dramatic situations we demand in our murder mysteries. Five out of five stars."

Author Charlene D'Avanzo will be book signing her first and her new release in her Mara Tusconi Mystery Series, Cold Blood Hot Sea, and Demon Spirit Devil Sea, at the 2017 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, on Saturday, July 22nd, 12:45 - 2:45.