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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Last Policeman: A Novel

My latest book from the library is The Last Policeman: A Novel ...

a 2012 American soft science fiction mystery novel by Ben H. Winters. It follows a police detective in New Hampshire as he investigates a suicide he believes was really a murder. His efforts are complicated by the social, political and economic effects of preparations for, and anticipation of, an asteroid impact six months in the future. Winters describes the work as an "existential detective novel", turning on the question of why people do things in spite of their long-term unimportance. He consulted with experts not only in astronomy and police techniques but psychology and economics. The book was well received by critics, and won the 2012 Edgar Award in the category Best Paperback Original. - Wikipedia

From Wired - Solving Murders at the End of the World: An Interview with Ben H. Winters.

You can read an excerpt from the book here.

I'm just a bit into it but so far I like it!


Anonymous Richard said...

Oh goody! There's a sequel too.

5:08 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Richard,

Oh, thanks for mentioning that - I didn't realize the next one was already out. Yay, something new to read :)

7:15 PM  

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