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The Best Bad Things
The Best Bad Things: A Novel | Katrina Carrasco
17 posts | 9 read | 53 to read
A vivid, sexy barn burner of a historical crime novel, The Best Bad Things introduces readers to the fiery Alma Rosalesdetective, smuggler, spy It is 1887, and Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by Pinkerton Detective Agencybut dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a manAlma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermind of a West Coast smuggling ring. When product goes missing at their Washington Territory outpost, Alma is tasked with tracking the thief and recovering the drugs. In disguise as the scrappy dockworker Jack Camp, this should be easyonce she muscles her way into the local organization, wins the trust of the magnetic local boss and his boys, discovers the turncoat, and keeps them all from uncovering her secrets. All this, while sending coded dispatches to the circling Pinkerton agents to keep them from closing in. Almas enjoying her dangerous game of shifting identities and double crosses as she fights for a promotion and an invitation back into Delphines bed. But its getting harder and harder to keep her cover stories straight and to know whom to trust. One wrong move and she could be unmasked: as a woman, as a traitor, or as a spy. A propulsive, sensual tour de force, The Best Bad Things introduces Katrina Carrasco, a bold new voice in crime fiction.
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DyAnne
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How does this teacher celebrate the end of two days of scoring placement tests? She goes to her favorite indie bookstore and drops major $ on books and a candle that smells like the forest.

Christine Well done! 👏 3w
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lahousewyfe
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Pickpick

This book is bonkers in the absolute best way! A badass woman leads you through this thrilling, sexy adventure. She takes no gender except as a character, and holds her own as she travels in each skin. Her sexuality cannot be pinpointed, and her sexual cravings are varied. Very, very violent - fitting for this person who lives for the fight and the plan and the sex. Loved it like crazy!

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lahousewyfe
The Best Bad Things: A Novel | Katrina Carrasco
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Reading and watching tennis while everyone else sleeps in on this Saturday morning. I think the cats are accepting Mack now. Yay!

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Grrlbrarian
The Best Bad Things: A Novel | Katrina Carrasco
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FINALLY. ❤️

Tanisha_A Ah! Everything is so good about this photograph! 7mo
Grrlbrarian Thanks, @Tanisha_A 😘 7mo
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theladygreer
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Fairly early on in this but really digging it so far. Very possible the world of books needs more dodgy-former-Pinkerton-turned-criminal female protagonists in it.

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This was really freaking good. Definitely read it. 💖📚

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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What an ending!!!! This 1880s historical crime / thriller novel is about a cross dressing former government spy who now works for an opium smuggling ring. Her boss (a fellow queer woman of colour) has sent her to investigate missing opium. This plot was a bit too smart for me -- I had trouble keeping track. I also prefer my characters less morally ... corrupt? But I found the book fascinating and very sexy (very hot f/f and m/f sex scenes).

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reelsndreads
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Snow days are for working home and audiobooks!! Except I always have a hard time getting into an audiobook. My brain wanders and I lose half the plot. Anyone else have this problem? #audiobook #snowdays

QueenJen Yes! I have this exact problem with audio books! 10mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
The Best Bad Things: A Novel | Katrina Carrasco
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Lazy Saturday morning

gradcat Lovely Saturday morning ❤️ 💕 💗 10mo
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daniwithtea
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Mehso-so

Enjoyed the plot, but was meh about the writing style. Solid 2.5 stars.

wanderinglynn I have those socks! ❤️ them. They‘re so warm! 🧦 11mo
daniwithtea @wanderinglynn they‘re wonderful! I have two pair. Perfect for winter nights like tonight 🙂 11mo
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BookishShelly
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Excited to get this Goodreads giveaway in the mail today.

UnidragonFrag Well, this sounds like a fun read! 12mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Super excited about this twisty #queer historical crime novel I just got an ARC of in the mail! #QueerBooks #BookMail #GalleyBrag

JPeterson I have an e-ARC of this and need to read it soon! 12mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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NEW THIS WEEK!!!

Whoops! I forgot to post about this one on Tuesday. It‘s now in stores. Soooooo much fun!!

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/the-best-bad-things-katrina-carras...

BookishTrish I have long said if I ever write a book, this will be the title 13mo
lynneamch Ooh. Sounds right up my alley, after getting introduced to Kate Warne, the first real female Pinkerton detective in 13mo
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Liberty
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Morning reading. 🖤📚☠️

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JPeterson
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#BlackCatChallenge: #Thrill

Just received this mystery thriller ARC from NetGalley.

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kyraleseberg
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A Western-ish/historical fiction crime drama featuring a complex female MC.
Alma Rosales goes undercover as a man to discover who is stealing product from the opium ring her former lover fronts. While infiltrating the local organization she's also sending coded messages to Pinkerton's agents with details on the smuggling operation.
Full of twists that kept me guessing at every turn!
Thanks to FSG and NetGalley for an ARC.

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Well-ReadNeck
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The Best Bad Things delivers all that the title promises. Alma Rosales, a Pinkerton agent operating in 1887 in the western frontier is on the hunt for opium thieves. Some missing cargo in Washington leaves Alma following clues across the west sometimes in her own guise, sometimes dressed as Jack Camp, a hard-talking, punch-throwing cowboy. A superbly plotted mystery set in the Wild West. #netgalley

kyraleseberg I'm so excited for this!! 2y
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