Dublin Murder Squad, detective Antoinette Conway is hard-edged, gloriously rough-speaking and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Antoinette, the narrator in Tana French’s new novel, The Trespasser, takes the reader on a roller-coaster of whodunit journey. Tana is a wickedly clever writer who uses her past acting experience to aid in conjuring up brilliant dialogue and descriptions. So real is Tana’s story-telling of a detective’s daily life, you could easily believe The Trespassers is a true-crime account. The gritty tale with its intriguing twists and turns also captures the complications of relationships, be they personal or in the workplace for detective Antoinette Conway.
In Christine Negroni’s new book, the detectives are real. Veteran aviation journalist and air safety investigator, Negroni draws upon aviation science, performance technology, and interviews with pilots, engineers, human factors specialists, and crash survivors, to chronicle history’s most enigmatic aircraft crashes. The Crash Detectives: Investigating The World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters is a fascinating exploration of how humans and machines fail. The Crash Detectives is an alternately terrifying and inspiring book that will change the way you view air travel.
Over at Life Elsewhere Music Vol. 17, we want to draw your attention to a new music discovery, Samana. They say they’re a nomadic duo who recently returned from a year-long trip living and writing on the road. Having taken residence in a farmhouse in the Brecon Beacons, in South Wales, where they built an analogue studio and darkroom to create all of their work. And fine work it is, we are raving about their EP, Requiem and feature 3 cuts on Life Elsewhere Music Vol. 17. An interview with Samana is in the works. Life Elsewhere Music can be heard on NWCZ Radio every Wednesday at 3.00pm Pacific Time. It’s also available here and Mixcloud.