Tangled Up in Blue

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Macmillan, 2000 - Fiction - 235 pages
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Joan D. Vinge returns to Tiamat, the world of her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its bestselling sequel The Summer Queen.

Set during the time of The Snow Queen, BZ Gundhalinu is a by-the-book "Blue" on the trail of high corruption within the force. When a police raid goes horribly awry, BZ finds himself teamed up with Nyx LaisTree, a hard-nosed cop with no respect for the rules, and Devony Seaward, a beautiful hooker with a heart of gold. Together these three must fight the corruption of Tiamat and try to expose it before they all end up dead.

This novel marks the exciting return to the much-loved Snow Queen universe. While taking place during events in The Snow Queen, this novel is a stand-alone masterpiece of noir suspense -- taking a story you think you know and showing you just how deep and vast the waters really run.


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Review: Tangled Up in Blue (The Snow Queen Cycle #4)

User Review  - Agnes - Goodreads

Not quite the impact of Snow Queen, but that would be almost impossible. Read full review

Review: Tangled Up in Blue (The Snow Queen Cycle #4)

User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

More of a footnote to The Snow Queen and The Summer Queen rather than a proper sequel (or prequel, given the timeline of the book), Tangled Up in Blue is more like a crime novel set in Carbuncle whose ... Read full review

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Joan D. Vinge, 1948 - Joan Dennison Vinge was born April 2, 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland to Seymour W. Dennison, an engineer, and Carol Erwin, an executive secretary. Vinge attended San Kiego State University and received a B.A. in anthropology, with highest honors. She was married to author Vernor S. Vinge from 1972-1979. Vinge began writing professionally in 1973 and her first story, "Tin Soldier," appeared in Orbit 14 in 1974. Her story, "Eyes of Amber," won the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novelette. Her novel "The Snow Queen" won the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 1981, "Psion" was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and "Return of the Jedi Storybook" was the #1 bestseller on the New York Times Book Review List for two months.

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