City of Windows

(pullquotes from dust jacket blurbs—reviews will be added closer to publication date)


A tough, wise, knowing narrative voice, a great plot, a great setting, and even better characters - I loved this.

Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series.

A stunner.  One of the most impressive, compelling thrillers I’ve read in a long while. The plot moves at bullet velocity. The writing has an electric surge. Robert Pobi delivers a fresh, exciting new voice to thriller fiction.

—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of First Blood, The Brotherhood of the Rose, and Murder as a Fine Art.

I loved this thriller! City of Windows is that rarest of gems—a page-turner painted with soaring prose that makes you want to read every sentence twice. In Dr. Lucas Page, Robert Pobi has created a unique and modern protagonist, as irascible as he is brilliant. He’ll be back and so will I.

Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Orphan X series.

Robert Pobi has written a winner with City of Windows, a novel that should establish him as an authentic, distinctive and entertaining new voice in crime fiction.

John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Irish and the Dismas Hardy novels.

“I don't have space to list the many things that are done expertly in City of Windows. Just read it and start watching for Robert Pobi's next book."

Thomas Perry, New York Times best-selling author


~ to see early reader reviews for City of Windows, please visit goodreads ~



"...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