Lev AC Rosen



Shamus Award Finalist

Amazon Best of the Year

Strand Magazine's Top 10 Political Crime

io9 Most Essential Sci-Fi of the Month

Kirkus best Sci-Fi of the Month


Depth combines hardboiled mystery and dystopian science fiction in a future where the rising ocean levels have left New York twenty-one stories under water and cut off from the rest of the United States. But the city survives, and Simone Pierce is one of its best private investigators. Her latest case, running surveillance on a potentially unfaithful husband, was supposed to be easy. Then her target is murdered, and the search for his killer points Simone towards a secret from the past that can’t possibly be real—but that won’t stop the city’s most powerful men and women from trying to acquire it for themselves, with Simone caught in the middle.


"An enthralling murder mystery set in an intriguing world... Dive in."

-The London Sun

"A breathtaking backdrop that's equally fearsome and decadently alluring... starkly glamorous, telegraphed in clipped prose and sharp dialogue that's as taut as a garrote."


"Simone is a female detective in the Kinsey Millhone and V.I.  Warshowski mold: tough, tenacious and pragmatic. The real star of this noir take on dystopia is the crumbling, barnacle encrusted landscape of New York."

-Library Journal

"In Depth, Lev AC Rosen has created a smart detective in an intriguing, but remarkably realistic atmosphere... Readers will not only enjoy traversing this simulacrum of the Big Apple, they'll be sucked into a maelstrom of a plot that pays homage to some of our best hardboiled heroes."

-The Mysterious Bookshop Staff Favorite