Imagine an episode of Doctor Who written by Stephen King. Enter the extraordinary world of The Man from Primrose Lane, a devious, dark, audacious tale about dangerous obsession and the way it can influence our fates.
James Renner is the author of two books of nonfiction that detail his adventures in investigative journalism: Amy: My Search for Her Killer and The Serial Killer's Apprentice. His work has been featured in Best American Crime Reporting and Best Creative Nonfiction. He lives in Ohio.
Fascinating and unpredictable, with shades of Stephen King and HP Lovecraft as well as Douglas Adams, this debut novel never loses touch with the human story of loss, guilt and fate that is at its core. -- Laura Wilson The Guardian Intricate plot; fantastic finish; compelling characters... absolutely brilliant. SF Signal The Man from Primrose Lane is a haunting, wickedly clever book. Part Dennis Lehane and part Murakami, the twist of H. P. Lovecraft mixed in gives it a taste like no other. James Renner starts off his fiction career with a bang. -- Jonathan Carroll, Author Of The Ghost In Love A well-told story filled with darkness, horror, humor and surprising tenderness. And that's just the first part. There is a moment in this novel when the story moves in a way so unexpected I actually had to put it down and catch my breath. Go ahead, see what I mean. I'll wait here for you. -- Charles Yu, Author Of How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe. Engrossing, entertainingly complex and worth a read. SFX Magazine Will keep your brain going round in circles ... a wonderful fusion of crime and science fiction. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm The Man from Primrose Lane is exceptional; demanding, bold and yet with a underlying subtlety that belies its power, it will hook you in and make you watch - a thrilling mystery that manages to hit all the right notes. SF Book Reviews