Ben H. Winters is a prolific writer. His latest book, Countdown City, is the second in a trilogy of detective novels set in a pre-apocalyptic United States — there are just 77 days left before an asteroid collides with Earth. The first book in the trilogy, last year’s The Last Policeman, drew stellar notices (it was an Amazon Best Book of 2012) and won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in the category Best Paperback Original.
Winters has also written three other books since 2009, including the bestseller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.
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