There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning!Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives.Out now Joshua Ferris, the Dylan Thomas prize-winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, publishes his first collection of short stories, which is fast-becoming one of the most anticipated books of 2017.
An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller.Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford.Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live.Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered.Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse.
Ferris's subjects vary from marriage and ambition to the very modern condition of Fomo (fear of missing out), with his sprawling narratives featuring prostitutes, pizza, a life-saving heart attack and an existential crisis triggered by a spring breeze."The Dinner Party immerses us in the comic and strange realities of modern life, as we journey through the lives of the unlovable, the unloved, and those who love too much," writes his publisher Penguin Books.