Local author presents her latest mystery, Black Beans & Venom, the seventh installment of her Carol Sabala series, set in Santa Cruz. Follow Carol Sabala as she ventures to Cuba on a missing person case. On the trail for a young woman who has absconded to Cuba in search of blue scorpion venom cure for her cancer and to escape her abusive husband, Carol finds that she’s not the only...
Putatively about a romantically confused American
eco-saboteur living in Germany, this novel—the author’s first—is really about the complications and challenges of modern life and the unforeseen consequences of the choices we make. The
writing, filled with surprising and hilarious turns, is crisp and quirky. Few novelists write well about such disparate subjects as birdwatching, river hydrology, and sex, but Zink makes it look easy.