By Eric Garcia
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“Very funny.” –Dave Barry
“Startling and clever…hilarious and chilling.” –T.C. Boyle
“All the weather of a cult classic.” –Entertainment Weekly
“Great.” –Orlando Sentinel
“Fast, humorous, and easily written.” –Seattle Times
“A detective mystery that includes a velociraptor PI and a mystery society of dinosaurs disguised as humans?…Awesomely funny….Vincent Rubio has a washed-up la detective corporation, awful credits, and a lifeless partner—on best of an dependancy to basil and a troublesome time holding his tail tucked away in his latex human go well with. A regimen arson research supplies to get him again on his (clawed) toes, till the case sends him to big apple, the scene of his partner’s suspicious demise by way of runaway taxi. Witty, fast moving detective paintings makes for a great secret, however the story’s sly, seamlessly conceived dinosaur underworld includes the entire components of a cult vintage. Grade: A.” –Entertainment Weekly
“Debut novelist Eric Garcia pulls off this parallel dino global to a T (rex). [His] descriptions are delicious…inventive and resourceful. He cleverly avoids what might have been a one-joke ebook with attraction, sly humor and a good narrative pace.” –USA Today
“What could the realm be like if the dinosaurs hadn’t long past extinct? As this very humorous e-book indicates, for something, L.A. will be even more strange than it truly is now.” –Dave Barry
“First-time novelist Eric Garcia pulls it off, holding the laughs common and the plot exciting. After a number of chapters, it sort of feels downright logical to think we’re surrounded via a forged out of Jurassic Park. except displaying off a wonderfully warped mind's eye, Garcia offers an outstanding mystery.” –People
“Garcia has get a hold of an resourceful twist to the detective fiction genre.” –Daily Variety
“Audacious and creative. you may no longer think any of this 30 seconds once you shut the covers, yet whereas it’s happening you’re going to be dazzled by means of Garcia’s strength and chutzpah.” –Publishers Weekly
“Garcia performs it nearly thoroughly directly, respecting all noir traditions, and is derived up with attractive touches.” –Chicago Tribune
“A ‘noir-asaurus’ of a unique, bellowing for cognizance, the 1st and in simple terms of its breed within the dinosaur detective style. Garcia has written anything so unusual, so weird and wonderful, that he’s to be popular only for the test. And he not just pulls it off, he additionally really makes you ask yourself why an individual hasn’t considered it prior to. Garcia’s difficult man deadpan is ideal for navigating his outrageous misplaced global, and the simple, frequent tone is maybe what makes the idea so basic to swallow. Garcia talks the debate, and extra importantly, he smirks in the entire correct places.” –The Miami Herald
“Vincent Rubio, the protagonist of this first-person—er, first-dino narrative is so likeable, the tale dealt with with such deftness, that it really, exceedingly works. Spider Robinson meets Sam Spade. The writing is sardonic and powerful within the hard-boiled culture, and laced with jokes in regards to the historical past people imagine they understand: Oliver Cromwell was once a Brontosaur, and ‘Capone and Eliot Ness have been simply Diplodoci with a grudge to settle.’” –The Richmond instances Dispatch
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Cette expression, ce regard figé, je les connaissais. Elle était en proie à une vive émotion. – Professeur ? – D’où peut-il bien venir ? s’interrogea-t-elle à haute voix. – Ce codex appartenait à mon père, affirma Louise. Il m’en a fait don avant sa mort, en me demandant d’en prendre grand soin. C’était un bibliophile très averti. – Mais alors, il n’est pas à Robert, il est à toi ? – Il faisait partie de la collection de mon père. Je l’avais soigneusement mis à l’abri, j’ignore pourquoi il a fini entre les mains de Robert.
Côté, les organes mous arrachés à la vie… L’horreur chemina en moi. L’horreur dont seul l’humain se rend coupable. Je dus détourner les yeux, le malaise me guettait. Le professeur Maarek, quant à elle, scrutait chaque détail avec attention. – Quel esprit torturé a pu perpétrer une telle atrocité ? demandai-je. – C’est ce que vous et moi allons nous efforcer de découvrir, murmura-t-elle. 4 Un car de police veillait devant l’entrée du 45, rue d’Ulm. L’École était désormais placée sous haute surveillance.
8 – Hola ! Señor Masquelier, dit Guillermo en ouvrant la porte au commissaire. – Bonjour. Le commissaire suivit la haute silhouette du majordome jusqu’au grand salon aux fauteuils noirs. Il mâchait des chewing-gums à la nicotine, dont il déchirait soigneusement les enveloppes avant de les déposer dans un cendrier, comme il l’aurait fait avec les cendres d’une cigarette. Il sortit son iPad ainsi que ses deux BlackBerrys, qu’il mit sur vibreur, et que le professeur Maarek considéra, d’un air réprobateur, tandis que Guillermo était en train de disposer tasses et soucoupes pour le thé.