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By the Pricking of Her Thumb (#2 Real Town Murders)

Adam Roberts



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08 August 2019
Science fiction; Detective Sci-Fi; Hard Science Fiction; Technothriller; Crime & Mystery Sci-Fi
Private Investigator Alma is caught up in another impossible murder. One of the world's four richest people may be dead - but nobody is sure which one. Hired to discover the truth behind the increasingly bizarre behaviour of the ultra-rich, Alma must juggle treating her terminally ill lover with a case which may not have a victim.

Inspired by the films of Kubrick, this stand-alone novel returns to the near-future of THE REAL-TOWN MURDERS, and puts Alma on a path to a world she can barely understand. Witty, moving and with a mystery deep at its heart, this novel again shows Adam Roberts' mastery of the form.
By:   Adam Roberts
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9781473221512
ISBN 10:   147322151X
Series:   Real Town Murders
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   08 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Roberts is commonly described as one of the UK's most important writers of SF. He is the author of numerous novels and literary parodies. He is Professor of 19th Century Literature at Royal Holloway, London University and has written a number of critical works on both SF and 19th Century poetry. He is a contributor to the SF ENCYCLOPEDIA.

Reviews for By the Pricking of Her Thumb (#2 Real Town Murders)

Written in a witty, playful and almost teasing style, this is an impressive novel of ideas and a moving love story as well as a tense mystery thriller. * MORNING STAR * A witty, bittersweet and near-perfectly executed novel that's possibly Robert's best book to date. * SFX MAGAZINE * Adam Roberts is very good at spinning weird crime tales... this is one to watch out for. * STARBURST *

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