When Demons Float

A Kristin Ginelli Mystery

By Susan Thistlethwaite

When Demons Float

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  • ISBN: 9781532696251
  • Pages: 260
  • Publication Date: 9/27/2019
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40
Web Price: $18.40

When Demons Float

A Kristin Ginelli Mystery

By Susan Thistlethwaite

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532696251
  • Pages: 260
  • Publication Date: 9/27/2019
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40

About-

Kristin Ginelli, Chicago-cop-turned-religion-professor, is horrified when her new Muslim faculty colleague is targeted with a hate crime by self-styled white supremacists. She investigates, wading into the disgusting waters of white supremacist hate online. She is stunned to learn how young people and adults are being tempted into hate and violence on the Internet. As she teaches her religion classes, she comes to realize this is what philosophers and theologians have meant by the demonic. In this kind of extremism, hate rises to the surface and it is hard to keep it down. When a student is killed, and Kristin is threatened, she has to cut through the university’s stalling and what looks increasingly like corruption in the Chicago police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to find the killers and try to stem the tide of hate.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“The university is a place where the worst moments of human behavior can become the most important teachable moments for those committed to sharing the secrets of justice, equity, and mercy in twenty-first-century civilization with its weaponized social media and violent legacies of racism and injustice . . . When Demons Float provides a penetrating and detailed critical ethnography of twenty-first-century academia in a racialized society and transnational world and reminds us that violence is at the root of all racism.”

—Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Professor of African American Studies and Sociology, Colby College



“Susan Thistlethwaite’s third of a murder mystery trilogy is the best yet. Characters come into full bloom, and the story is compelling and all too timely, full of twists and turns that make it a page turner. Stark resemblance to contemporary life sends an extra chill up the reader’s spine. No escapist fiction here. White racism, police corruption, and other fascist elements in a culture riven with hatred and marbled with the blood of innocents emerge in demonic relief.”

—Mary E. Hunt, Co-director, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER)



“Fascinating and engaging. Susan Thistlethwaite has succeeded in seamlessly bridging the confusing gap between the so-called 'real world' and the online world of young, white men. American boys are being recruited into fascist terrorist cells and we ignore this at our peril. When Demons Float describes the hard truths of our present age. Every parent, teacher, and preacher needs to read this book.”

—Nathan Dannison, Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo

Contributors-

Susan Thistlethwaite

Bio(s)-

Susan Thistlethwaite is President Emerita and Professor Emerita at Chicago Theological Seminary. She has authored and/or edited thirteen academic books and two works of mystery fiction.

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