Wormhole is a police procedural set on a world far far away and also an almost ruined Earth. Cold case detectives on Earth must solve an eighty-year-old case that was recently revived after a spaceship thought lost arrives at a new planet. The spaceship sets up a quick path to Earth, which leads one detective to go to the new world to find a killer.

Wormhole has a forties noir feel. It is a very skilled mashup. However, it does favor plot over character development. In addition, the new planet and the technology necessary to get there was rather standard hard science fiction fare rather the original world-building I expected. Still, a pleasant day’s reading for mystery fans looking for an unusual setting. 3.5 stars!

Thanks to Angry Robot and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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