Praise for The Ray Electromatic Mysteries:

“The dialogue is effortlessly swift and clever, and even the B-movie climax is a spectacle to behold. Above that, though, Ray sparks to live, and his antiheroic slant only makes him that much more compelling and sympathetic.” — NPR

Unlike anything I’ve ever read—a weird and wonderful voice and we are lucky to have it.— Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath

“Classic noir and robots are a perfect match. Part Chandler, part Asimov, and part Philip K. Dick, Made to Kill is a rip-roaring cocktail of smart, sharp, twisty, cyber-pulp awesomeness.”— Adam Sternbaugh, author of Shovel Ready

“The book I didn’t know I was waiting for – a high-voltage jolt to the pleasure circuits that had me burning through the pages. Terrific fun!” — Daryl Gregory, author of Spoonbenders

“Humor, action, and heart: everything I’ve come to expect from an Adam Christopher book, and then some. A marvelous read!”  Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author of Zero World

“Delivers like a punch from a two-ton robot in a zoot suit.”—Delilah Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma

“Hits hard, spins your head around, and leaves you stunned. So freakin’ perfect you’d think robot hitmen and retro supercomputers had always been part of noir fiction.”— Peter Clines, New York Times bestselling author of Paradox Bound

“Combines classic Chandlerian noir with vintage sci-fi with brilliant results… Truly original and deeply satisfying.” —Kelly Braffet, author of Save Yourself


“Gripping, funny, deadly and suspenseful.”
—Boing Boing

A blend of science fiction and stylish mystery noir featuring a robot detective, I Only Killed Him Once is the newest stand-alone installment in Adam Christopher’s Ray Electromatic mystery series.

Another Hollywood night, another job for electric-detective-turned-robotic-hitman Raymond Electromatic. The target is a tall man in a black hat, and while Ray completes his mission successfully, he makes a startling discovery—one he soon forgets when his 24-hour memory tape loops to the end and is replaced with a fresh reel…

When a tall man in a black hat arrives in the offices of the Electromatic Detective Agency the next day, Ray has a suspicion he has met this stranger before, although Ray’s computerized boss, Ada, is not saying a thing. But their visitor isn’t here to hire Ray for a job—he’s here to deliver a stark warning.

Because time is running out and if Ray and Ada want to survive, they need to do exactly what the man in the black hat says.

A man that Raymond Electromatic has already killed.

The Ray Electromatic Mysteries (Book 5)
Tor Books (US) | Titan Books (RoW)
10 July 2018
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