Katrina Carrasco: The Best Bad Things

Unfortunately, due to West side weather conditions, we have rescheduled Katrina's reading at Auntie's Bookstore for Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM! We hope you will join us to hear Katrina discuss her novel, "The Best Bad Things", then! We appreciate our customer's patience and understanding.

We're so excited to host writer Katrina Carrasco, author of new historical fiction hit, "The Best Bad Things" at Auntie's Bookstore on Saturday, March 23rd!

About "The Best Bad Things" (Courtesy of Publishers Weekly, a Starred and Boxed Review):

"In 1887, former Pinkerton Women’s Bureau agent Alma Rosales, the complex heroine of Carrasco’s stellar first novel, goes looking for stolen opium in Washington Territory. In order to catch the thief and recover the drugs, she disguises herself as a female ingénue and also as her cocky, pugnacious male alter ego, dockworker Jack Camp. Alma, who hopes to impress her boss and ex-lover—Delphine Beaumond, the leader of a West Coast smuggling ring—takes passionate joy in bloody confrontation and in her lustful pursuit of both women and men. Carrasco succeeds in coupling a feminist historical that maintains period pplausibility 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.”

About Katrina Carrasco:

Katrina Carrasco holds an MFA in fiction from Portland State University, where she received the Tom and Phyllis Burnam Graduate Fiction Scholarship and the Tom Doulis Graduate Fiction Writing Award. Her work has appeared in Witness magazine, Post Road Magazine, Quaint Magazine, and other journals. The Best Bad Things is her first novel.

*November’s International Thriller Writers debut feature

*A Crime Reads’ Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2018

*One of Literary Hub’s Ultimate Fall 2018 Books

One of Buzzfeed’s Best Thrillers of 2018

One of CrimeReads’ Best Crime and Mystery Debuts of 2018

One of Vulture’s Best Crime Books of 2018

One of The AV Club’s Favorite Books of 2018

One of CrimeReads’ Favorite Crime Books of 2018

One of Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018

Event date: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
The Best Bad Things: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374123697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - November 6th, 2018

“A brazen, brawny, sexy standout of a historical thrill ride, The Best Bad Things is full of unforgettable characters and insatiable appetites. I was riveted. Painstakingly researched and pulsing with adrenaline, Carrasco’s debut will leave you thirsty for more.” —Lyndsay Faye, author of The Gods of Gotham