“Helton, who seems to have learned how to hatch plots and evoke threats from studying the adroit Bill James, delivers a gritty procedural with an idiosyncratic hero well worth rooting for.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The atmosphere is a nearly uniform gray, but Helton’s affection for his characters and the clever writing light the darkness.”
—Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine
Praise for Falling More Slowly
“Helton, who has written three novels in another series, specializes in the police procedural, and Falling More Slowly is a testament to his love of the form. It’s gritty and realistic, and although an arrest is made, the conclusion—like life—is messy and tentative.”
—San Diego Union-Tribune
From the Hardcover edition.