BEN H. WINTERS is a New York Times bestselling author and an Edgar Award nominee. His novels include SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS (Quirk 2009; 10+ weeks on the NYT list), the Edgar-Award nominated YA novel THE SECRET LIFE OF MS. FINKLEMAN (HarperCollins 2009) and most recently BEDBUGS (Quirk, 2011), which was hailed by VANITY FAIR as a diabolical tale of paranoia. Ben lives in Cambridge with his wife and three children.
"The best genre fiction holds a mirror up to society while also
providing edge-of-the-seat excitement, and The Last Policeman did
that and more."--"Las Vegas City Life"
".".."a heck of a lot of fun."--"Locus"
"Winters constructs 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"
."."."darkly intriguing..."--"Discover "magazine
"Full of compelling twists, likable characters, and a sad beauty, "The Last Policeman" is a gem."--"San Francisco Book Review"
..".resonant and powerful."--"Locus"
"This is a book that asks big questions about civilization, community, desperation and hope."--"io9"
..".an entertaining and well-plotted tale."--"Wired.com's GeekDad"
"I'm in the middle of it and can't put the dang thing down."--"USA Today's Pop Candy"
..".sharp, funny, and deeply wise."--"Slate.com"
""The Last Policeman "succeeds both as a mystery, with a quirky detective and an intriguing whodunit, and as a piece of apocalyptic speculative fiction. That's good news. The even better news is that this novel is supposed to be the first of a planned trilogy, with each case occurring closer to the moment when, as Henry repeatedly notes, 'Bam!' And that is something we can anticipate with a good feeling."--"Sacramento News & Review"
"Winters is masterful in crafting a plausible image of a society that's hanging onto sanity by its fingernails as it teeters on the edge of mass hysteria....This is a novel that grabs ahold of you and doesn't let you go until the very end."--"The Nashua Telegraph"
"If the next two books are as good as this one, I can't wait for the end of the world."--"Asbury Park Press"
..".a solidly plotted whodunit with strong characters and excellent dialogue...This memorable tale is the first of a planned trilogy."--"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"
"Ben Winters vividly describes the decline of civilization in this pre-apocalyptic story, and spins a wonderful tale...This engrossing story is the first in a planned trilogy. It is a well-written mystery that will have readers eagerly awaiting the second installment."--"NY Journal of Books"
""The Last Policeman "presents a fascinating portrait of a pre-apocalyptic United States."--"Tor.com"
"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 "magazine
"Normally, only Stephen King and Dean Koontz can suck me into a book and not release their stranglehold until I, exhausted from lack of sleep, have turned the last page. Now [Ben Winters] has joined their ranks..."The Last Policeman" is extraordinary--as well as brilliant, surprising, and, considering the circumstances, oddly uplifting."--"Mystery Scene "magazine
"Absolutely outstanding, I completely loved it from start to finish and I'm already rueing the fact that there will only be two more in the series...this gets the highest recommendation I can give. Buy it."--"In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel"
"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