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The Last Policeman

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The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
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May 13, 2013 | ISBN 9781594746741
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One of Slate’s Best Books of 2012
A July 2012 Indie Next List Pick
 
“Winters’s apocalyptic detective story contains an earth-shattering element of science fiction that lifts it beyond a typical procedural.”—New York Times Book Review
 

“An appealing hybrid of the best of science fiction and crime fiction.”—The Washington Post

“[The] weird, beautiful, unapologetically apocalyptic Last Policeman trilogy is one of my favorite mystery series.”—John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns
 
“In his acclaimed Last Policeman trilogy, Winters showed off his mastery of edgy, sardonic wit — there’s nothing like an asteroid speeding toward Earth to bring out the black humor in people.”—Newsday 

“Sharp, funny, and deeply wise.”—Slate.com
 
“Darkly intriguing.”—Discover 

“I’m in the middle of it and can’t put the dang thing down.”—USA Today’s Pop Candy
 
“Exhilarating.”—E! Online
 
“Ben Winters makes noir mystery even darker: his latest novel sets a despondent detective on a suspicious suicide case—while an asteroid hurtles toward earth.”—Wired.com
  
“Winters’s writing is funny, surprisingly tender, and thoroughly human.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“A sturdy, functional, entertaining page-turner.”—Greg Cook, WBUR.org
 
“I’m eager to read the other books, and expect that they’ll keep me as enthralled as the first one did.”—Mark Frauenfedler, Boing Boing
 
The Last Policeman is extraordinary—as well as brilliant, surprising, and, considering the circumstances, oddly uplifting.”—Mystery Scene 
 
“[The] plotting is sure-footed and surprising…Ben H. Winters reveals himself as a novelist with an eye for the well-drawn detail.”—Slate
 
“Full of compelling twists, likable characters, and a sad beauty, The Last Policemanis a gem.”—San Francisco Book Review
 
“This is a book that asks big questions about civilization, community, desperation and hope.”—io9
 
“In his Last Policeman trilogy, for which he won both the Edgar Award and the Philip K. Dick Award, Winters took a standard science fiction trope — the final months before an asteroid slams into Earth — and mixed it with some of the conventions of the detective novel, imbuing his apocalyptic scenario with an extra measure of urgency and poignancy.”—The San Francisco Chronicle 

The Last Policeman succeeds both as a mystery, with a quirky detective and an intriguing whodunit, and as a piece of apocalyptic speculative fiction.”—Sacramento News & Review
 
“Full of compelling twists, likable characters, and a sad beauty, The Last Policeman is a gem.”—San Francisco Book Review
 
“An entertaining and well-plotted tale.”—Wired.com’s GeekDad
 
“Afascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States.”—Tor.com
 
“Resonant and powerful.”—Locus

“A promising kickoff to a planned trilogy. For Winters, the beauty is in the details rather than the plot’s grim main thrust.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
“A solidly plotted whodunit with strong characters and excellent dialogue.”—Booklist
 
“This thought-provoking mystery should appeal to crime fiction aficionados who like an unusual setting and readers looking for a fresh take on apocalypse stories.”—Library Journal

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