The Blue Kingfisher


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$26.00  $23.92
Polis Books
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5.8 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Erica Wright's debut crime novel The Red Chameleon was one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014. Her latest, The Granite Moth, was called brisk, dark, slinky by USA Today and was a 2016 Silver Falchion Award Finalist. She is also the author of two poetry collections, Instructions for Killing the Jackal and All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned. She is a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as an editorial board member for Alice James Books. She grew up in Wartrace, TN and received her B.A. from New York University and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She now lives in Washington, DC. Visit her online at or @eawright.


Praise for THE BLUE KINGFISHER "A motley cast of colorful characters -- including a hallucination-inducing jellyfish and a surprisingly non-carnivorous shark - and Stone's super-snarky observations, gift Wright's third novel with substance, entertainment, and chills-a-plenty." --Seattle Review of Books "Fascinating and fully developed characters lift Wright's intriguing third Kat Stone mystery...Wright's vividly told tale is studded with wry wit." --Publishers Weekly "Crime-fiction fans will enjoy the suspenseful twists and numerous red herrings that Wright packs into this tale of greed, family, fear, and--despite everything--something like grace." --Chapter 16

Praise for Erica Wright's Kat Stone Novels

"Brisk, dark, slinky. The Granite Moth confirms that Wright, an editor at the prestigious literary magazine Guernica, has a very promising second career on her hands." --Charles Finch, USA Today

"This new PI has got a smart mouth on her, and plenty of wigs to help her find her own true character." --The New York Times on The Red Chameleon

"A riveting crime novel from poet Wright...Readers will want to see more of the humorous, thoroughly engaging Kat." --Publishers Weekly

"Kathleen Stone is a private investigator well versed in the art of disguise. Her wigs, costumes and varied personae come in handy in the fight against a revenge-minded villain from her days in the NYPD." --O Magazine (The Summer's Best Thrillers)

"Struts into hard-boiled territory with a private detective who's skilled in disguises and has more wigs than BeyoncΓ© (well maybe not quite), a BF, Dolly, who's a talented drag queen (he has more wigs than Bey), and she has a relationship with the NYPD that's fraught with tension the result of being thrown into undercover assignments right out of the academy. A lively read." --Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"Stone is an engaging character with a disturbing background that adds another layer to this first novel. Aficionados of humorous mysteries like the Stephanie Plum series and the Lucky O'Toole series by Deborah Coonts will want to add this to their reading lists." --Booklist