I love the work of Douglas Adams -- I love "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (well, the first three books anyway), and I love the two Dirk Gently books. I love the combination of dry humor, sardonic wit, and Sherlock Holmes + aliens + Norse mythology. I love most of all that the detective protagonist is a slovenly and utterly undesirable man -- and the women around him notice it instead of falling at his feet like so many detective stories.
The Dirk Gently series is available in eBook form, but only (apparently) in the UK, not the Americas. This makes me terribly agitated, and when I get agitated, bystanders tend to turn into soda machines, I'm afraid. (And just last week I accidentally turned a lamp into a kitten. Quite distressing.)
Amazon links for poking are here:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Remember: Readers who post in the comments that they've poked the publisher via any or all of these links will be mentioned in a subsequent "Poke the Publisher" entry, which is a level of fame that will open doors at least as easily as infinite wealth, extravagant beauty, and perpetual immortality.
Also remember: By poking the publisher, you are not indicating that YOU are waiting to buy this book in e-Book format, but rather that your dear friend Ana is waiting to buy this book in e-Book format to review, dissect, deconstruct, and otherwise desecrate for your reading pleasure. And buy it I shall, just as soon as it comes available in the U.S. of A.
Credit for last week's Poke the Publisher feature must go to Gelliebean and Brin Bellway. It's entirely possible that these two are the immortal incarnations of ancient Norse deities -- and if they are, it would be best to stay on their good side and not to unduly agitate or disturb them. Now if you'll excuse me, I must clean my refrigerator before it becomes a Guilt God.