"Bloody Genius" a Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford.

"Bloody Genius" a Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford.

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
 
Thread Tools
"Bloody Genius" a Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford.
  #1  
Old 10-30-2019, 01:00 PM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 40,071
Thanks: 374
Thanked 181 Times in 164 Posts
Thumbs up "Bloody Genius" a Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford.

Bloody Genius by John Sandford is one of his Virgil Flowers' books and is quite amusing. Really like it because the plot centers around the murder of a U of MN Professor in one of the U of MN many libraries. And he describes stuff at the U of MN I am somewhat familiar with even though I have not been around that area since late 1991.

I got my JD from the U of MN Law School (Class of 1989) and worked in their Law Library from 1988-1991. And also worked as a Student Co-Director of the Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (L.A,M.P.) for the Minnesota Correctional Facility-- Stillwater.

Have read just about all of the John Sandford Lucas Davenport and/or Virgil Flowers featuring novels.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Taltarzac725 For This Useful Post:

  #2  
Old 10-30-2019, 03:08 PM
manaboutown's Avatar
manaboutown manaboutown is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ, NY, SC, PA, DC, MD, VA, NM, CA, ID and finally FL.
Posts: 4,275
Thanks: 528
Thanked 148 Times in 92 Posts
Default

I love the John Sandford novels as well. His real name is John Roswell Camp and he has lived in Santa Fe, NM for quite some time even though his novels and their characters are primarily Minnesota based.
__________________
"No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth." Plato

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” Thomas Paine
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to manaboutown For This Useful Post:
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 10-30-2019, 03:33 PM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 40,071
Thanks: 374
Thanked 181 Times in 164 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by manaboutown View Post
I love the John Sandford novels as well. His real name is John Roswell Camp and he has lived in Santa Fe, NM for quite some time even though his novels and their characters are primarily Minnesota based.
His latest Lucas Davenport novel was set in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and other points in Nevada and California. It is called Neon Prey.

I have not been to Las Vegas since 1986 or so.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-30-2019, 04:34 PM
JerryLBell JerryLBell is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 431
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Thanks for pointing this out! I hadn't known that a new Virgil "****ing" Flowers novel was out! I gotta go get it now and devour it like I've done with all of the other Flowers, Davenport and Kidd novels by John Sandford. I also even read a scifi novel called "Saturn Run" that he co-wrote after finding a signed copy of it for sale at Costco. I find Sandford to be a can't-put-it-down storyteller.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 40,071
Thanks: 374
Thanked 181 Times in 164 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryLBell View Post
Thanks for pointing this out! I hadn't known that a new Virgil "****ing" Flowers novel was out! I gotta go get it now and devour it like I've done with all of the other Flowers, Davenport and Kidd novels by John Sandford. I also even read a scifi novel called "Saturn Run" that he co-wrote after finding a signed copy of it for sale at Costco. I find Sandford to be a can't-put-it-down storyteller.
He is a very good story teller.

A new Jack Reacher came out on Tuesday. Lee Child is also very good.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-31-2019, 07:28 AM
collie1228 collie1228 is offline
Gold member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Villa San Antonio; Formerly Syracuse, New York
Posts: 1,086
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryLBell View Post
Thanks for pointing this out! I hadn't known that a new Virgil "****ing" Flowers novel was out! I gotta go get it now and devour it like I've done with all of the other Flowers, Davenport and Kidd novels by John Sandford. I also even read a scifi novel called "Saturn Run" that he co-wrote after finding a signed copy of it for sale at Costco. I find Sandford to be a can't-put-it-down storyteller.
My thanks too. I've loved and enjoyed the Davenport "Prey" series from the beginning and felt it was the best in crime fiction until he started the Flowers series. Virgil is simply a great character, and I just love his relationships with Davenport, Jenkins & Schreck, and his girlfriend. I'll order it today from Amazon, and will be disappointed when it ends, usually within a couple days. Note: I too was surprised by how much I liked "Saturn Run". Science fiction has never been of much interest to me. But that one is a keeper and I'll revisit it again.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to collie1228 For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 10-31-2019, 07:58 AM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 40,071
Thanks: 374
Thanked 181 Times in 164 Posts
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by collie1228 View Post
My thanks too. I've loved and enjoyed the Davenport "Prey" series from the beginning and felt it was the best in crime fiction until he started the Flowers series. Virgil is simply a great character, and I just love his relationships with Davenport, Jenkins & Schreck, and his girlfriend. I'll order it today from Amazon, and will be disappointed when it ends, usually within a couple days. Note: I too was surprised by how much I liked "Saturn Run". Science fiction has never been of much interest to me. But that one is a keeper and I'll revisit it again.
I will have to take a look at Saturn Run.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-31-2019, 08:25 AM
manaboutown's Avatar
manaboutown manaboutown is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NJ, NY, SC, PA, DC, MD, VA, NM, CA, ID and finally FL.
Posts: 4,275
Thanks: 528
Thanked 148 Times in 92 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taltarzac725 View Post
His latest Lucas Davenport novel was set in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and other points in Nevada and California. It is called Neon Prey.

I have not been to Las Vegas since 1986 or so.
Yes. I just finished that one a week ago. Lucas always flies first class and stays at upscale hotels. lol.
__________________
"No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth." Plato

“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.” Thomas Paine
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to manaboutown For This Useful Post:
oH that ******* FLOWERS!!!
  #9  
Old 10-31-2019, 02:50 PM
Bruiser1 Bruiser1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 403
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default oH that ******* FLOWERS!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taltarzac725 View Post
Bloody Genius by John Sandford is one of his Virgil Flowers' books and is quite amusing. Really like it because the plot centers around the murder of a U of MN Professor in one of the U of MN many libraries. And he describes stuff at the U of MN I am somewhat familiar with even though I have not been around that area since late 1991.

I got my JD from the U of MN Law School (Class of 1989) and worked in their Law Library from 1988-1991. And also worked as a Student Co-Director of the Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (L.A,M.P.) for the Minnesota Correctional Facility-- Stillwater.

Have read just about all of the John Sandford Lucas Davenport and/or Virgil Flowers featuring novels.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-01-2019, 07:55 AM
collie1228 collie1228 is offline
Gold member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Villa San Antonio; Formerly Syracuse, New York
Posts: 1,086
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by manaboutown View Post
Yes. I just finished that one a week ago. Lucas always flies first class and stays at upscale hotels. lol.
Don't get me wrong, Lucas Davenport is probably my favorite character in crime fiction (tied with Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch), but if you add up the times he has broken the law in the name of "justice", and the number of dead bodies strewn along behind him, he may not be the nicest guy ever. In fact, I'd call him a stone killer. I'm not sure he is any kind of role model . . . . . but he dresses well.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
john, sandford, flowers, virgil, genius

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 AM.