The City & The City
by China Mieville
Pan Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780330493109
Date: 01 January 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The mass market edition of China Miéville's much hailed , The City & The City, a novel that furthers the author's fascination with all things urban and one that feature on many of the Best of 2009 lists - both for genre and general fiction. Published by Pan - follow this link to see a clip in which the author discusses this novel..
"When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Bes el, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlu of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlu must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other. With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984 , "The City & The City" is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights."