The Spare Man (MP3 CD)

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The Spare Man, by Mary Robinette Kowal, is a spin on a classic story with modern sensibilities. Tesla Crane is a brilliant roboticist and the heir to a financial empire. Traveling incognito on a space cruise from Earth to Mars with her new spouse Shal for their honeymoon, all she wants is to enjoy anonymity and cocktails. But then she witnesses a murder, and Shal somehow becomes the prime suspect. Now, armed with righteous indignation, her wits, and the MOST adorable service dog in the Solar System, Tesla is determined to do the job of the ship’s incompetent security. Kowal deftly weaves a detective story into the glitz and glamour of futuristic high society. The characters are complex, the cocktails are fancy, the mystery is fun, and the gravity varies by deck. The Spare Man is as easy to fall in love with as Tesla’s puppy.

— Simeon


Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Award winner Mary Robinette Kowal blends her no-nonsense approach to life in space with her talent for creating glittering high-society in this stylish SF mystery, The Spare Man.

Tesla Crane, one of the richest women in the world, is on her honeymoon on an interplanetary space liner, cruising between Earth and Mars. She's traveling incognito and is reveling in her anonymity. Then someone is murdered and her husband is named as the prime suspect. To save him from the frame-up, Tesla will risk exposure and face demons from her past.

Even though doing so might make her the next victim.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798400111112
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Language: English