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Bloody Genius

(2019)
(Book 12 in the Virgil Flowers series)
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Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back--and his mouth--as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestseller John Sandford.

At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of PC culture. Each carries their views to extremes that may seem absurd, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right?

Then someone winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and he soon comes to realise he's dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

* * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * *

'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review

'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post

'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer

'Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character' Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze

'A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series' Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze

'Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you're in for the usual late-night, don't-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town' Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze

'An outstanding novel' Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause

'Perfect entertainment' Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bloody Genius: Virgil Flowers 12
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-4711-8554-0 / 978-1-4711-8554-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bloody Genius (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 0-525-53661-2 / 978-0-525-53661-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Bloody Genius: Virgil Flowers 12
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-4711-8557-5 / 978-1-4711-8557-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bloody Genius: Virgil Flowers 12
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-4711-8555-9 / 978-1-4711-8555-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Bloody Genius
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-984882-85-6 / 978-1-984882-85-1
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bloody Genius (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 0-593-10714-4 / 978-0-593-10714-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bloody Genius: A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 12
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bloody Genius: A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 12
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Bloody Genius: Virgil Flowers 12
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bloody Genius: Virgil Flowers 12
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bloody Genius (A Virgil Flowers Novel Book 12)
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA