“This esoteric tale, peopled with dozens of quirky characters, draws you in and spits you out dazed and delighted with the journey.”
— Kirkus’ Review – The World’s Toughest Reviewers
"This quirky and offbeat novel may well appeal to fans of Lisa Lutz’s Spellman Files, also a little wacky and set in San Francisco."
— Jessica Moyer, Booklist
" . . . a rollicking romp through the caverns of Max's roller-coaster mind. Those seeking a conventional whodunit should look elsewhere."
— Publishers' Weekly
“The serpentine story line has more wonderful curves than Lombard Street as Max, accompanied by Dixie and the ghosts, provides an intriguing tour of San Francisco.”
— Harriet Klausner, Genre-Go-Round
“Somewhere in the authorial firmament, Raymond Chandler is attempting to steal this passage for his latest celestial novel:
‘Blashky introduced me to Miss Vicky. She leaned her forearms onto the bar, framing her bounteous breasts in the strong embrace of her bare arms. A man could lose his motel keys in that cleavage.’
Robinson's stylistics and Max's theatrics—equally bravura—make for a most exotic port of call in a mystery that defies categorical gravity, quite alike a perpendicular cable-car ride."
— David Marshall James, Yahoo Shine