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The Top 10 Rules of Being a Detective in the District by SF author Nicole Givens Kurtz

The Top 10 Rules of Being a Detective in the District by Nicole Givens Kurtz

10. Always carry a blaster.
When someone brings a blaster to a fistfight, the person with the blaster wins. As a woman walking alone through some of the lore dangerous sections of the District, Cybil knows to always be prepared. 

9. Safety first. Fashion and warmth second. 
When carrying your blaster, make sure it is always accessible. A gun you can’t get to is useless. Cybil may not be setting any fashion trends or staying warm, but she is safe. Or as safe as she can be.

8. Have backup. 
It’s good to have people who recognize you when you wind up left for dead in ditch. Having friends in the Regulators helps. Cybil knows the power of her allies.

7. Rest when you can. 
Violations don’t work a nine to five schedule, and neither do those who investigate them. There will be long hours and sore muscles involved. Cybil knows the power of a good nap.

6. Self-care. 
Somewhere in between the fist fights, being left for dead, and endless hours, a body needs to rest. And re-stock their honey supplies. Cybil swears by hot showers, Bruce Lee movies and jalapeƱo jelly sandwiches.

5. The telemonitor will always ring when you least want it to.
Life in the District is anything but boring. And Murphy’s Law still applies.

4. Your past will always come back to haunt you
When you’re a PI, you learn that nothing stays hidden for long. Secrets are impossible to keep. Cybil knows how to find all your dirt.

3. People are complicated
Once you understand the way people work, you can solve almost any mystery. Sometimes it pays to be kind. Cybil knows the value of good communication skills.

2. Never trust robots
As complicated as people are, they make sense. Robots can only be expected to hurt people. Cybil knows better.

1. Expect the unexpected
Whether it’s clones, cyborgs, hatchlings, or some other military funded nightmare let loose in the civilian world, the improbable loves to happen. Cybil knows never to discount her own experiences. 

Collected: A Cybil Lewis SF Mystery Collection
by Nicole Givens Kurtz
November 14, 2019
Publisher: Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC; 1 edition
Before the Change, before Jane, and before she became a PI badass, Cybil Lewis cut her teeth in the District as a solo, brand new private inspector. At last, those stories of her early years are collected into this volume of short stories and novellas. Offering beautiful illustrations by comic book and brilliant artist, Julia Lacquement (DC Comics), Collected: A Cybil Lewis SF Mystery Collection provides action-packed, mystery stories set in the futuristic territory of D.C. (the District).

Whether this is your first time meeting Cybil or are a long-time fan, this collection should be a part of yours.

You won't be disappointed.

About the Author:
Nicole Givens Kurtz’s short stories have appeared in over 30 anthologies of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her novels have been finalists for the EPPIEs, Dream Realm, and Fresh Voices in science fiction awards. Her work has appeared in Stoker Finalist, Sycorax’s Daughters, and in such professional anthologies as Baen’s Straight Outta Tombstone and Onyx Path’s The Endless Ages Anthology. Visit Nicole’s other worlds online at Other Worlds Pulp,

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