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I’m so looking forward to reading this zany mystery starring the best detective EVER a stuffed teddy bear named Eric Bear who’s out to get on the straight and narrow path.  If you like the first novel you can buy the other two in this trilogy.


“There’s more than stuffing here, though, including questions of good vs. evil, life vs. death, and sanity vs. insanity. Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober—it’s plenty trippy as is.”
The Washington Post


This week’s Free Fridays selection is an inventive, one-of-a-kind hardboiled noir tale that just happens to feature a cast of stuffed animals: Tim Davys’ Amberville.


In this endlessly entertaining novel, Davys is able to take a bizarre premise, and create a world that mirrors our own. Eric Bear is a familiar character—a scared-straight criminal who’s trying to reinvent himself as an upstanding citizen. (Sure he’s a stuffed bear, but you’ll soon relate to him like you would any beleaguered protagonist.) Now the town’s mob boss—Nicholas Dove—coerces Eric into one last job. Dove’s life is in danger, and the resourceful Bear is his only hope. Eric Bear’s tenuous grasp on a normal life is slipping fast, as he delves back into the dark underworld he thought he’d left behind. Along the way, you’ll be captivated by the rich, complex world Davys’ creates, regardless of the fact that it’s populated by anthropomorphic plush toys.


I promise that Amberville is unlike any book you’ve read before. This free edition includes excerpts from the other three books in Davys’ Mollisan Town quartet, so you can continue the unique adventures.


Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Tim recommends:


If you are the type of person who reads a lot, you probably love a book with less than 200 pages because you know you will be able to finish it quickly. But sometimes you start to read something in the “really thick ones” category and it consumes you. You realize that you will feel miserable after the two months it’ll take you to reach the end because your life will feel so much emptier then. Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 is one of the rare books that I read slower and slower until the very last page because of that very reason.


If you dislike science-fiction but still are not very fond of reality. If you dislike fantasy but still like to fantasize. If you dislike thrillers but still like to turn pages really fast, this book is written for you.


Murakami has his ups and downs. 1Q84 is way up there.

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