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

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

by John Sandford

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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 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: 9780593087138
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/16/2019
Series: Virgil Flowers Series , #12
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,500
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(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.


St. Paul, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

February 23, 1944

Place of Birth:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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

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Bloody Genius 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months 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 11 months ago
slow moving plot, unlikable characters. repetition of dialogue. same phrases appear in numerous chapters.
Bhub 9 months ago
This was the first Virgil Flowers book that I did not thoroughly enjoy. I found this book almost totally devoid of the humor usually found in this series. I thought the characters were poorly developed, and the story quite tedious. I always look forward to release of the Virgil Flowers books, so this was quite disappointing. Hopefully, the next one will be a better effort.
Cheryl Peil 3 months ago
John Sandford manages to keep Virgil Flowers interesting as he solves complex crimes.
Kevin LeBlanc 3 months ago
this was good, can't wait for the next one
Anonymous 9 months ago
the story line was varied enoughto keep me interested but not as engrossed as I usually am with Sadford book but I would still recommend it.
Anonymous 9 months ago
slow & a little clumsy.
SuseNJ 9 months ago
Totally boring, due mainly to uninteresting writing style. I read over half but felt I was wasting my time, so I skipped to the last 40pp to see the ending, no joy there either. What happened to the exciting Sandford???
Anonymous 9 months ago
Vulgar and sacrilegious language did not save this ho humm novel.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The first half was a hard to follow as a game of clue. Too many characters. Then it all came together in the last couple of chapters. Not sure I liked this one.
Anonymous 11 months 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.
Anonymous 11 months 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".
Tamara Brand 16 days ago
I have read all the Prey novels and all the Virgil Flowers books. I think John Sanford is great! But this book was boring. I never really got into it. The last chapter was great but I slugged through the entire book to get there. There is no doubt, however, that I will be reading the another book featuring Lucas or Virgil... I'm confident the next one will be a page-turner! I've been a fan for years and won't let one disappointing book change my opinion of John Sanford's work.
Tim Sullivan 4 months ago
I didn't realize how much I had missed Virgil until I started this book. I used to live in a Minneapolis and I am familiar with the geography. Bloody Genius was more believable than the last few and I enjoyed it immensely. I like the accelerating pace of Stanford's writing and enjoy getting caught up in it.
Michelle Henson 5 months ago
Loved the story. Want to see how Virgil handles 2 babies and what job is next?
Anonymous 5 months ago
one of his best yet
Anonymous 5 months ago
I just love the Virgil Flowers series. It's all about the character development.
Anonymous 5 months ago
This is the 12th novel in the Virgil Flowers series It was another great read. John Sandford does a great job of weaving a story with great plot twists. Being familiar with the Midwest, I really enjoy this series. I’m also looking forward to Virgil’s life changing and what he might decide to do in the future. Keep up the good work. Well done!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Fun reading. Lots of plausible suspects very few subtle tips that would lead to the killer.
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John sandford books are always a good read. Love Virgil
Anonymous 5 months ago
Entertaining. Great story. Parts are laugh out loud funny. Who doesnt like that?
Anonymous 5 months ago
another great f'ing Flowers book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I guess I need to acknowledge that I prefer Davenport to Flowers. Nevertheless, I keep reading them both, probably because I'm a Minnesota native. Which brings me to a nit I feel must pick: knowing that Sandford lived and worked in the Twin Cities, it is baffling that he would say the the U of M school colors are red & gold, when they are, in fact, maroon & gold. That and some geographic issues make me wonder (once again) who really wrote the book...I know it wouldn't be the first time his name appeared on something written by one of his kids.