Praise for Black Current
“Readers sad to see the end approach of Sue Grafton’s novels about another perky California PI should investigate this series.”
"Clever and complex, “Black Current” is an addictive read that surpasses even its fine predecessor, “Blood Orange.” Complete with a cast of eccentrics – intrepid Jaymie is particularly fascinating – it confirms Keskinen’s stature as a master of sun-splashed noir worthy of Sue Grafton.”
"Keskinen juggles multiple plotlines skillfully and develops secondary characters...in this second entry in an appealing series."
"Exciting...Keskinen has created yet another well-crafted and fast-paced murder mystery with a strong, well-rounded protagonist. Let's hope we hear a lot more from Jaymie Zarlin."
--Santa Barbara News-Press
"Seethes with mystery and intrigue.... A beautiful, richly entertaining series."
"A sleeper... The story flows well and the characters live up to their billing. You can really feel the frustration of dealing with Skye's grandfather and understand his parents' grief and inability to accept a too easy explanation for the death of a promising young man."
Praise for Blood Orange
"Engaging...Refreshing...A multi-dimensional psychological mystery."
"Energetically lurid...Those looking for sensation will find it all."
"Promising... Definitely fits into the Sue Grafton mold."
"A briskly told tale with escalating danger...A promising start to a likely series."
"An impressively twisted and unpredictable noir murder mystery...An entertaining and surprisingly authentic page-turning experience."
—Santa Barbara Independent
"An impressive debut with echoes of Sue Grafton and Ross Macdonald."
—Denise Hamilton, author of Damage Control