Eric Bear thinks he has escaped his violent past, but when crime boss Nicholas Dove threatens Eric's beloved wife Emma Rabbit, Eric has no choice but to do what he asks: find a way to remove Dove's name from the Death List. Problem is, no one knows if the Death List really exists. Nevertheless, Eric gathers his old team together - sadistic male prostitute Sam Gazelle, sweet but dangerous Tom-Tom Crow, and wily Snake Marek - and they set off to find the elusive list.
What Eric learns will forever change the way he thinks about his life, his family, and his town.
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This genre-busting curiosity is already a hit in the US . . . Watership Down with car chases. - Telegraph
Utterly believable...Amberville is a lot of fun, the most enjoyable existentialist novel about soft toys published this year. - Financial Times
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
Oddly gripping and convincing ... Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober -- it's plenty trippy as is - Washington Post
A delightful mystery-thriller set in a city populated by stuffed animals...dastardly fun to read - San Francisco Chronicle
In this off-beat debut, Davys marries film-noir-slick with teddy-bear-sweet to create a cutthroat world peopled with stuffed animals. Like Who Killed Roger Rabbit's evil cousin, this gangster story is replete with stakeouts, break-is, threats, coercion and double dealing....With its engaging characters, refreshing perspective and action-packed plot, AMBERVILLE is poised to become one of the must-read books of the year - Winnipeg Free Press
AMBERVILLE is a firm right hook to the brain, the kind that makes you realize you didn't even know what you were missing out on 'til now. Hardboiled teddy bears, voluptuous rats, pious penguins and exploding fowl populate a world that's violent, tender, hilarious, and downright sickening. Really, what could be better? - Eric Garcia
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