Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole, Mike’s Schiffer’s latest novel, is a cozy mystery and sci-fi lite. Against the backdrop of the U.S. economy in a decades-long downward spiral, Lilly-Anne Sagan is desperate to complete her Ph.D. in social anthropology at the University of Arizona in 2043. She learns about the mysterious death of Professor Dennis Brownfield, who in 2024-5 had been studying homelessness in Tucson. Lilly-Anne and her boyfriend, Alex, investigate his death. She finds the key in Brownfield’s interviews with a homeless man who had retrieved uber-muscular rabbits from behind a store where they were being raised. The rabbits, they learn, were used in genetic-editing experiments. Follow the twists and turns as Lilly-Anne and Alex attempt to solve Brownfield’s murder and expose a Neo-Nazi fertility doctor. Down the Rabbit Hole provides heart-rending descriptions of homeless life, highlights the stresses of graduate school, and underscores the value of friendships. The sparkling prose is leavened with humor and insightful social commentary. Don’t miss this exciting and timely story!

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