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Tim Davys


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Paperback (2/23/2010)


“Audacious . . . [a] giddy thrill.” — Los Angeles Times

 “Weird? Obviously. But oddly gripping and convincing. … Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober—it’s plenty trippy as is.” — Washington Post

Amberville, Tim Davys’s first novel about Mollisan Town and its stuffed animal inhabitants, is both a noir novel with an unusual cast and an utterly original meditation on good and evil. In the words of Brad Meltzer (bestselling author of The Book of Lies), “When you’re tired of run-of-the-mill fiction, it’s time to read Amberville… a mystery that’s completely original.”

Praise For Amberville

“[An] audacious concept . . . [a] giddy thrill.”
Los Angeles Times

“Those with an appetite for the bizarre will best appreciate the pseudonymous Davys’s offbeat debut, set entirely in a town inhabited by living, breathing stuffed animals.”
Publishers Weekly

“… the romantic triangle among Eric, Teddy and Emma is engagingly drawn, and never for a moment does the story feel like kids stuff. An appealingly unique world, cut from some interesting cloth.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[A] delightful debut…. No character in Amberville is quite what he or she seems, and each offers a meditation on truth, power, the value of goodness, and the nature of evil.”
— BookForum

“When you’re tired of run-of-the-mill fiction, it’s time to read AMBERVILLE. These are stuffed animals like you’ve never seen: deep, dark, and, somehow, utterly believable. Lucky us—a mystery that’s completely original.”
— Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of THE BOOK OF LIES

“A delightful mystery-thriller set in a city populated by stuffed animals. [It] is dastardly fun to read.…Once the “whoa - this is weird” reaction subsides, ‘Amberville’ is a nifty rollick that’s as bracing as a good shot of whisky.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Amberville has some bite to it. . . . True identities constantly shift in this world—lovers might be enemies, priests can be evil, and stuffed animals, given the depth and intellect that Davys gives them, may as well be human.”
— Chicago Sun-Times

Harper, 9780061625121, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2009

About the Author

Tim Davys is a pseudonym. He is the author of Amberville, Lanceheim, Tourquai, and Yok, the four books in the Mollisan Town quartet. He lives in Sweden.