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The Manual of Detection

The Manual of Detection - Jedediah Berry

bookshelves: paper-read, tbr-busting-2013, winter-20122013, fradio, fantasy, mystery-thriller, published-2009, radio-4x, doo-lally, debut

Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Christmas gift from Susanna
Read from January 03 to 29, 2013


Opening: The expert detective's pursuit will go unnoticed, but not because he is unremarkable. Rather, like the suspect's shadow, he will appear as though he was meant to be there.

See where S marks this as 'weird' and 4* - right there, groovy!

ALSO HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pzvjb

Anyone seen it? And just where is Chapter 18?

#28 TBR Busting 2013

whacky fun!


Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency located in an unnamed city always slick with rain. When Travis Sivart, the agency's most illustrious detective, is murdered, Unwin is suddenly promoted and must embark on an utterly bizarre quest for the missing investigator that leads him into the darkest corners of his soaking, somnolent city. What ensues is a noir fantasy of exquisite craftsmanship, as taut as it is mind- blowing, that draws readers into a dream world that will change what they think about how they think.