Edgar Award NOMINEE 2009
“[Tom Piccirilli’s] prose has the visceral punch of the best pulp writers of the past century…. The Cold Spot is both funny and ferocious.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
"A powerful, hard-hittng, fiercely original writer of suspense. I highly recommend him." —David Morrell, author of Creepers
"Tom Piccirilli’s fiction is visceral and unflinching, yet deeply insightful."—F. Paul Wilson, author of The Keep and Bloodline
"The Cold Spot is truly dazzling. Piccirilli has taken the mystery to a whole other level."—Ken Bruen, award-winning author of The Guards
"Blackest noir, the most minimal kind of minimalism, and at the same time deeply emotional: this is not easy to do. I loved The Cold Spot."—Peter Abrahams, bestselling author of Nerve Damage
"Lean, brutal and completely arresting, Tom Piccirilli’s The Cold Spot is a bull’s-eye hardboiled tale."—Megan Abbott, author of The Song is You
"The Cold Spot is crime fiction at its very best, an exceptional revenge story so vivid you feel like you’re in the back seat of a getaway car with a master storyteller at the wheel."—Jason Starr, author of The Follower