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The Real-Town Murders

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  • Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the internet. But most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country is decaying.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Adam Roberts  
    Binding
    Paperback  
    Cat No.
    4262336  
    EAN
    9781473221468  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9781473221468  
    Publisher
    Gollancz Publishing  
    Type
    Books  
  • Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the internet. But most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country is decaying.

    Alma’s partner is ill, and has to be treated without fail every 4 hours, a task that only Alma can do. If she misses the 5 minute window her lover will die. She is one of the few not to access the Shine.

    So when Alma is called to an automated car factory to be shown an impossible death and finds herself caught up in a political coup, she knows that getting too deep may leave her unable to get home.

    What follows is a fast-paced Hitchcockian thriller as Alma evades arrest, digs into the conspiracy, and tries to work out how on earth a dead body appeared in the boot of a freshly made car in a fully automated factory.

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