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"ONE OF THE BEST OF THE FEMALE INVESTIGATORS--bright, capable, hard-boiled… Fast-paced and tightly written."- San Francisco Chronicle. . .
"THE SATISFYING MOMENTUM NEVER FLAGS FROM THIS FIRST NOVEL'S OPENING MOMENT … Readers will want more of Ventana, an appealing protagonist who engages in intelligent, stylish sleuthing." and “White's lively and redoubtable sleuth makes splendid company." -Publishers Weekly
“A bizarre caper mixing financial fraud and murder…White…var[ies] the traditional hard-boiled detective formula by deemphasizing violence in favor of wit and shrewd intelligence.” -Booklist
“IRRESISTIBLE … You feel [White] had a fine time writing the book; as a result, you'll have a fine time reading it." -The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"SLY HUMOR, SPARKLING DIALOGUE. - The Macon Telegraph
"A FAST-PACED, LIVELY WHODUNIT." -The Drood Review of Mystery
“INDEPENDENT, HIP, and more than up to the challenges." - Booklist
"TAUT, TENSE, TOUCHING AND EXCITING, CHARGED WITH GUILT charges to the top of the hard-boiled heap. Buy it, read it--you won't put it down." - Joe Gores
"An appealingly cheeky heroine, brash humor, and plenty of unexpected twists." - Booklist
"A TRUE ORIGINAL.” - Over My Dead Body Magazine
"KINSEY MILHONE WATCH OUT! For the reader who likes a whodunit with a surprise twist … and a heroine who is no shrinking violet, Ventana is well worth cultivating."- Albuquerque, N.M. Journal
"WHITE SHOWS US CALAMITY, DANGER, DISASTER, AND FINALLY JUSTICE, THROUGH UNIQUE CHARACTERS AND SUSPENSEFUL PLOT."
- Mostly Murder
"WHITE HITS THE MARK." - Drood Review of Mystery
"The pacing is crisp, the dialog is etched with acetic humor, and the plot is satisfyingly complex. … Ventana can stand with the best of the new American PIs, male or female."
- Margaret Maron
"…Maintains a breathless pace as Ronnie Ventana unravels layer after layer of deception that reaches into the ranks of San Francisco's rich, famous, and powerful. MORE, MORE!"
- Marilyn Wallace, editor of Sisters in Crime
"A FEMALE P.I. SAVVY ENOUGH TO PLEASE A GRAFTON FAN AND COLORFUL ENOUGH TO PLEASE A HAMMETT FAN. IT'S A WINNER."
- Lia Matera