I don’t read a lot of crime fiction, but I did read D. B. Grady’s Red Planet Noir and loved it. Mike Sheppard is a down-on-his-luck private investigator in need of a new case. Or two. When he receives a call from Sofia Reed, he gets more than he bargained for. But once he’s in, there’s no turning back. And if there are cigarettes and Scotch on Mars, he’s in. Written in the style of Mickey Spillane, though futuristic and surely more humorous, this story is a laugh-out-loud page-turner. Red Planet Noir won the 2010 Indie Book Award for Science Fiction.