Gloria White

Selected Works

A missing friend, two abandoned tykes, Argentians, liars, SUV-driving suburbanites, and a floater. Ronnie figures it out, but it's not what you think.

"An engaging mystery with an appealingly cheeky heroine, brash humor, and plenty of unexpected twists." -Booklist

"Ventana is just as hard-boiled, softhearted and witty a sleuth as crime fiction's leading ladies, Kinsey Milhone and V.I. Warshawski, and she has a slight edge on them thanks to a legacy from her society thief (!) parents: she can pick a lock faster than Saint and Raffles combined." - Los Angeles Times Book Review (Dick Lochte)
"White's crackling new Ronnie Ventana mystery gets off to a fast start ... White keeps us guessing ...[and] keeps the pages turning." - San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle

"In this fast-paced adventure, White's lively and redoubtable sleuth makes splendid company..." -Publishers Weekly

"The satisfying momentum never flags from this first novel's opening moment ..." -Publishers Weekly

Welcome
¡Bienvenidos!

"No comment, please. No comment."         Those who know me will laugh. For those who don't, a word of explanation. There's a New Yorker cartoon I clipped that pretty much says all there is to say about me and how I feel about this sort of thing (websites): A couple is sitting at a table in a restaurant on their first date. The caption beneath reads, "There's something you need to know about me, Donna. I don't like people knowing things about me."         Having said that, I've arrived now ever so reluctantly to the digital age. What you see here is the cyber manifestation of me saying "uncle," throwing in the towel, joining the ranks, seeing the light, however you want to phrase it. A website these days is pretty much the equivalent of having your name listed in the phone book. So here I am in the white pages, cyberly speaking. Hi. (photo credit: Stephen Crouch)

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CRITICAL PRAISE FOR GLORIA WHITE'S WORK


"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

“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

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