Simon Petrie’s Matters Arising from the Identification of the Body was launched in June at the 2017 Australian National SF Convention, Continuum 13.
What the reviewers are saying about Matters Arising From the Identification of the Body by Simon Petrie:
Thoraiya Dyer (author of Crossroads of Canopy, Tor Books, 2017): “This is a story Asimov might have written if he’d been obsessed with Titan and Nordic crime instead of robots…Very much looking forward to the next one.”
Tsana Dolichva (author of Defying Doomsday, Twelth Planet Press, 2016): “As expected, the scientific background is something Petrie gets spot on in this novella. As well as a well-developed setting, I appreciated the additional layers to Scarf’s life…
[she had] a back story that wasn’t directly related to her job or this particular case… This ticked all my boxes… The mystery elements were intrinsically tied to the science fictional setting and the “solution” followed logically from what the reader had been presented with… I highly recommend Matters Arising From the Identification of the Body to fans of science fiction and mystery/crime stories.”
Dion Perry: “It is a plot driven story with good range of characters, an unusual off-world setting and sprinkle of future technology. I couldn’t stop reading it. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys thrillers. Even if you aren’t a SciFi buff, you’ll still enjoy this book.”