Bob's Picks

Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812987218
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.


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The Quiet Boy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316505444
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Published: Mulholland Books - May 18th, 2021

Winters is a master of genre-bending fiction, previously seen in Underground Airlines and Golden State. Here the central question is why Wesley Keener, accidently brain-injured in as a teenager, walks constantly in circles with no apparent awareness of his surroundings. Jay Shenk, his hapless but well-meaning lawyer, navigates the malpractice (and a decade later, murder) trials with the reluctant help of his son, slowly revealing the much bigger issues that have far-reaching potentials


The Constant Rabbit: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296523
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

"Reads like a crazed cross between Watership Down and Nineteen Eighty-Four."
--The Guardian

"Every book of Fforde's seems to be a cause for celebration."
-- Charles Yu, The New York Times Book Review on Early Riser


The Vinyl Detective - Flip Back: Vinyl Detective Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781785658983
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Published: Titan Books - May 14th, 2019

The fourth book in the hilarious and enthralling Vinyl Detective mystery series. "Like an old 45rpm record, this book crackles with brilliance." David Quantick on Written in Dead Wax


The Ministry for the Future: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316300131
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Published: Orbit - October 6th, 2020

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem
 
"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)


V2: A novel of World War II Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656715
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Published: Knopf - November 17th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Munich comes a WWII thriller about a German rocket engineer, a former actress turned British spy, and the Nazi rocket program.


The first rocket will take five minutes to hit London. You have six minutes to stop the second.


False Value (Rivers of London #8) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780756416461
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Published: DAW - February 25th, 2020

Now in paperback, the eighth book of the bestselling Rivers of London series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.


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The Killing Hills Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802158413
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Published: Grove Press - June 15th, 2021

Chris Offutt returns to his Kentucky roots in this noirish mystery-thriller. Written in spare prose, simple, almost Chandleresque (if Raymond Chandler was writing about the eastern Kentucky hills instead of the hills of L.A.), it's a story involving murder, family bonds and obligations, and outside influences. I grew up in the hills of Southern Indiana more than 60 years ago, but it was close enough to Offutt's setting to recognize the insularity and isolation of the region and to understand the authenticity of his characters' language, He clearly understands and loves these people.


Lives of the Monster Dogs: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Kirsten Bakis, Jeff VanderMeer (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537142
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 9th, 2017

The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction


Bryant & May: Oranges and Lemons: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780525485926
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Published: Bantam - January 12th, 2021

“The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction.”—The Plain Dealer

When a prominent politician is crushed by a fruit van making a delivery, the singular team of Arthur Bryant and John May overcome insurmountable odds to reunite the PCU and solve the case in this brainy new mystery from acclaimed author Christopher Fowler.


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Bryant & May: London Bridge Is Falling Down: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593356210
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Published: Bantam - December 7th, 2021

“[Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts. . . . They make for unbeatable fun.”—The Guardian


The Best of World SF: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Lavie Tidhar (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781838937645
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Published: Head of Zeus - April 1st, 2021

Twenty-six new short stories representing the state of the art in international science fiction. 'Rare and wonderful' The Times The future is coming. It knows no bounds, and neither should science fiction. They say the more things change the more they stay the same. But over the last hundred years, science fiction has changed.


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