Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel FINALIST 2007
"Chandleresque…. All of McCrea’s characters are distinctive and the solution to the murder mystery is a surprise. The dialogue between Rick and Dorita snaps back and forth faster than a Ping-Pong ball. Dead Money is the first in a series, and McCrea has set the hook well."
–Quill & Quire
“Grant McCrea can really write. Dead Money is a high-octane mystery that has all the right ingredients. It kept me up well into the night.”
–James Swain, author of Mr. Lucky
“There are many things to praise about this debut novel…. The dialogue snaps and the characters click.”
–The Globe and Mail
“[The character of] Redman, for all his flaws, has a soul that he has not sold to anybody. Maybe that is what makes him fascinating in his own flawed way.”