"...Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist..." - Publishers Weekly

"A very suspenseful novel." - O - The Oprah Magazine

"...a Sixth-Sense-like take on Thomas Harris in his prime..." - Sarah Weinman for The National Post

"...the pacing is relentless...a remarkable debut..." - Booklist - Starred Review

"...a fantastic new voice in the thriller genre..." - New York Journal of Books

" will surely make a lasting impression..." - House of Crime and Mystery

"Every element of this story feels like a ticking bomb that could explode at any moment, creating one heck of a riveting story that keeps pace right through to the end." - The Debut Review

“An author to watch.” - The Globe and Mail

“Intense, dark, and frightening.” -Toronto Sun

“A most impressive work, one that will linger, if not haunt outright.” Quill & Quire

" exquisitely layered tale that will haunt your dreams." - Montreal Review of Books

"...incisive and relentless...[a] sparkling first novel." - The Montreal Gazette

"A gut-punch of a book...showing the grace and grit of ten first-time novelists. Try closing your eyes after digging into this one." - New York Times bestselling author Greg Hurwitz

"...a compelling, layered, gripping novel that can hold its own with the likes of Thomas of the strongest debuts I've seen in a very long time..." - Spinetingler Magazine

"...heartbreaking and chilling..." - Bestselling author Andrew Pyper

"...a stunningly beautiful and mercilessly terrifying thriller..." - Jen's Book Thoughts

"Bloodman should come with a halogen nightlight...The more you get into this thriller, the more you realize it is nothing like you've read before." -

"...I still can't get the story out of my head...I highly recommend Bloodman." -

"...a can't-put-down literary locomotive..." - Bestselling author Dr. Justin Frank

"...a literary punch in the face..." - Author Eyre Price

"A must read for 2012, this is an exceptional debut. Dark, resolute and uncompromising, Bloodman is a taut thriller that will tease and shock and may just cause you a few sleepless nights!" -

"Highly recommended." -

"Wow...the writing is outstanding...a knockout book...a remarkable achievement...get it, get it, get it..." -

"Pobi is a ghoulish monster freak who just can't help himself - and that is a goooood thing..." - Crimzine

American Woman


“If you like edgy crime fiction that doesn’t shy away from reality checks, Pobi is now a name to add to your list of essential reads.” - The House of Crime and Mystery

“The novel delivers a frightening, Nietzschean horror show composed of equal parts hubris and unintended consequences. Fair warning: expect to sleep with the lights on after you turn the last page.” - Booklist

“A gritty mystery about the stomach-turning acts of a serial killer who makes Hannibal Lecter seem almost benign…if ever a suspense thriller deserved five stars, [this] does.” - New York Journal of Books

“Cold-blooded, sadistic serial killings plague New York City’s Upper East Side in this gripping standalone from Pobi…[readers] will be spellbound.” - Publishers Weekly

Mannheim Rex


"Look out Stephen King: 'Rex' is coming." - Graffiti Magazine

"...anchored by Pobi's assured, confident, surpisingly funny, shockingly creepy writing and prose...a story that I couldn't put down..." - The Library Police

"Pobi's full-bodied characters, keen sense of place, and ear for realistic dialogue make for an engaging read." - Publishers Weekly

"...will leave you wanting to drop everything else just to finish the book." - neon tommy

"...lots of fun." - My Bookish Ways

"...the true payoff in Mannheim Rex comes from watching the relationships Robert Pobi builds between the characters..." - Elizabeth White

"Mannheim Rex is an epic read." - Minding Spot

" pretty much can't go wrong with this one..." - No More Grumpy Bookseller

"Pobi is a magician with words." - Suspense Magazine

"This creature feature does not disappoint." - Booklist