"Straley’s done the impossible: he’s reinvented the private eye novel."
—The Denver Post
"One of the most entertaining detectives since James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux."
—The Sunday Advocate, Baton Rouge
"Straley’s definitely up there with the great ones."
"Now and then a writer dares to flout the rules and in so doing, carves out a niche that belongs to him alone. John Straley’s novels are like no others."
—San Diego Tribune
"Like James Lee Burke, Straley transcends the genre….marvelous."
—The Tampa Tribune and Times
"Straley writes mysteries appreciated for their magical prose as well as their intriguing plots."
—Rocky Mountain News
Don’t miss John Straley’s other Cecil Younger novels:
The Curious Eat Themselves
The Music of What Happens
Death and the Language of Happiness
Available from Bantam Books