Bloody Genius (Signed Book) (Virgil Flowers Series #12)

Bloody Genius (Signed Book) (Virgil Flowers Series #12)

by John Sandford

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Overview

Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back—and his mouth—as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in another one of Sandford's "madly entertaining Virgil Flowers mysteries" (New York Times Book Review).

At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. 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 a renowned and confrontational scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate . . . and as he probes the recent ideological unrest, he soon comes to realize 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593087121
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Series: Virgil Flowers Series , #12
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-eight Prey novels, most recently Twisted Prey; four Kidd novels, eleven Virgil Flowers novels, and six other books, including three YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook.

Hometown:

St. Paul, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

February 23, 1944

Place of Birth:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Education:

State University of Iowa, Iowa City: B.A., American History; M.A., Journalism

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Bloody Genius 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous 16 days ago
It took too long to get exciting. I enjoy the f-in flowers stories where your heart drops and you think to yourself, oh no! Here we go. And you get to go on a pulse pounding ride from mid book to the end.
Anonymous 12 days ago
John Sanford has crafted another "I couldn't put it down." novel. I think I'm fairly good at navigating the terrain in a Sanford story and coming up with a reasonable conclusion to the inherent mystery, but "Bloody Genius" had me stumped. My suspicions all turned into wispy smoke and merged in outright confusion. There were so many clues that I was as lost as Virgil was. I thought I was better than that. I really enjoy the repartee and wit Sanford uses in his dialogue. It never fails to bring a smile or a chuckle as I read. Though John has written a plethora of Davenport and Flowers books, I'd like to see him take another shot at Joe Kidd. He's an immensely complicated character and I've missed him. Mr. Sanford you keep on writing them and I'll keep on reading them.
diane92345 13 days ago
Virgil Flowers is back! His girlfriend Frankie is very pregnant with twins. He doesn’t appreciate having to bring in the hay on her farm. And, oh, he’s investigating a murder of a venerated Professor who likes to argue. The Professor is a genius who has been hit in the head—a Bloody Genius, get it? The change of setting allows Virgil to be a fish out of water at the University of Minnesota. The reader shares his surprise about how seriously academics take small issues. Could one of the scuff-ups have led to the Professor’s murder? Or could it be his three former wives, his girlfriends, his estranged daughter, his drug dealing, his blackmailing, or something else? Truly, this guy is a winner! I love that F*cking Flowers. His story is the best part of Bloody Genius. I also liked the pairing of Virgil with a police officer who actually appreciates his help. The mystery was good too. I totally missed the “hidden-in-plain-sight” clue that unravels the case. I like that in a book so I get to be as surprised as the author intended but can clearly see the hints in hindsight. If you like humorous police procedurals that use as little actual procedure as possible, you too will love that effing Flowers. 5 stars! Thanks to G.P. Putnam’s Sons and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous 18 days ago
slow moving plot, unlikable characters. repetition of dialogue. same phrases appear in numerous chapters.
Anonymous 7 hours ago
Anonymous 11 hours ago
I love the Virgil Flowers series. This book was captivating, couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next in the series.
Anonymous 3 days ago
A who done it with a great mix of characters, twisting plot sprinkled with humor
Anonymous 3 days ago
the dialogue is amazing
Anonymous 4 days ago
Virgil Flowers always finds cases with interesting twists.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Interesting and pretty much follows storyline of previous Virgil Flowers novels.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Great read. I didn't figure out who did at all, I usually can. Excellent!
Anonymous 5 days ago
it was different, kept me up late to finish reading it. I had no idea who done it not the usual Virgil flowers novel. you are letting him grow up. I like all of the flowers and Davenport books.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Typical John Sanford. Interesting and hard to put down. Love Virgil Flowers.
Anonymous 6 days ago
“Bloody Genius “ is the latest in the Virgil Flowers series, but I felt it was one of the weakest books. The plot fell a little flat, and most “gamers” probably wiil figure out the connection very early on. Compared to other books in this series, the action is a little tame, as the author has toned down the violence a bit. That being said, it’s still an interesting novel, and for fans of the series, like myself, it won’t matter much, as I still enjoy the characters, especially Flowers, and his methods, and I still eagerly await the next book. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through @NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
BookAddictFL 6 days ago
Virgil Flowers is one of my favorite characters, and this series is my go-to when I need a humorous diversion with a good mystery at its heart. If you've yet to meet Virgil, he's a brilliant investigator whose intelligence is often underestimated by both criminals and cops. He's a nonconformist, who refuses to dress as expected for a detective. He says what's on his mind and has a quick wit. We follow Virgil as he interviews suspects, works alongside local cops, and unravels the tangled mess to catch the killer. The plot borders on overly complex, which is the first time I've seen this happen in a Virgil Flowers novel. We have a whole lot of characters and moving parts, so keeping all the names and relationships straight can be a little daunting. Still, Sandford does a great job of keeping us oriented, and Virgil is always entertaining. This is the 12th book in the series, but each of them can be read as stand-alone novels. *I received a review copy from the publisher, via NetGalley.*
Anonymous 8 days ago
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Anonymous 9 days ago
loved it!
Anonymous 13 days ago
Loved it as always. Virgil's investigations always start a little slow, but always end with a big bang! Love that Fu**kin Flowers!I always picture Virgil as looking like actor Owen Wilson! Don't know why but it works for me!
Anonymous 13 days ago
Very disappointed-not up to his usual.
Anonymous 15 days ago
a little slow during the investigation process, but really delivers at the end
Anonymous 17 days ago
Another well written book from Stanford intricate plot with lots of twists
Anonymous 17 days ago
Bloody Genius is a great addition to the Virgil Flowers series. The intricate plot and fascinating characters kept me focused throughout the book. It is a very well written "who done it".
Anonymous 17 days ago
Loved it. I have read all the Prey books and all the Flowers books. Always 5 stars from me!
SarkuraCherryBlossom 18 days ago
43801724 Title: Bloody Genius Author : John Sandford Series :Virgil Flowers #12 Genre: thriller Publisher: Penguin Group Putnam Published: October 1,2019 Pages:384 My rating: Description: 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 realize 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. My thoughts Would I recommend it ? Yes ( in fact as soon as I saw Netgalley had it to request I went and enabled my friend Shelleen to go and get it . Will I be going on with the series ?yes I will be Will I read anymore by this author? Yes I will be Another win for John Sandford and his book series because when ever I read one of them I get lost in the story and I just want to keep reading it until the last page, this was fast pace and not once did I want to put it down at all , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion.
Anonymous 18 days ago
I really enjoy Sandford 's writing; this was excellent, as usual. Lots of plot twists!