Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The clock is ticking!
Astrophysicists agree there’s no way a 6.5 kilometer-wide ball of rock, known as Maia, can miss the earth. They’ve even set a date, October 3. On that day the majority of the world’s population will perish. Detective Henry Palace, Concord Police Department, has just been called to the scene of what may very well turn out to be his final case. Although all signs point toward suicide—not uncommon in this pre-apocalyptic world—Palace believes it’s murder. That’s the starting point for the 2013 Edgar Award-winning detective story, The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters. If you like mysteries and speculative fiction (as you know I do from my previous posts) this book may hit the spot. BAM!
Ben Winters, author of seven novels, lives in Indianapolis, teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Butler University, and is on the faculty at the Indiana Writers Center.
And, speaking of Indiana authors don’t forget to stop and browse the “Indiana Writers of Fiction” permanent display in Teen & Adult Services.