Thread of the Spider
To be published in October; review forthcoming in The Drood Review.
Historical archaeologist Nicolette Scott finds herself in the middle of a thriller. For once, a mystery featuring an academic detective gets her work life right. Perhaps Dr. Scott knows a little less about 13th-century southwestern archaeology than the daughter of a famous field worker ought, but she's close -- but she cares enough about her own field to let us believe she's the real deal.