"It's always a delight to discover a writer with an utterly distinctive voice…the words that best describe him, besides original, are outrageous and hilarious."
"Bruen's furious hard-boiled prose, chopped down to its trademark essence, never fails to astonish."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Bruen’s style is clipped, caustic, heartbreaking and often hilarious.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Irish writer Ken Bruen does the noir thing well. His men are tough, his prose is lean, and there's not a single drop or morsel of sentimentality to be found therein."—Entertainment Weekly
“A soul-mate of Jim Thompson’s, or maybe James M. Cain’s.”—Irish Times