What a pleasure to read a new mystery that is exceptional in every way. The prose is beautiful--descriptions are evocative--wonderful prose. Really delightful that it's about paleontology and field work. You will fall in love with the Wyoming Badlands, learn something about dinosaurs and digs. The author's acerbic touch makes it perfect. Plot is good, too. Can't wait for the two more promised novels in this series.
When Carnegie Museum paleontologist Peter Marchand disappears from a Wyoming dig site, the Museum calls in former-paleontology-student-turned-private-detective Harry Przewalski to unravel the mystery. Krishtalka's masterful prose and implicit knowledge of his subject matter conspire to weave an unforgettable whodunit that will keep you guessing to the very end. His lyric descriptions of Wyoming's breathtaking landscapes and colorful characters (both local and academic) resonate with the authenticity of someone who's walked the walk. If you prefer well-researched mysteries with a dash of literary flare, this one's for you.