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

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(photo credit: S. Cox)

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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

“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

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