I don’t know how to dress. It’s easier to just say, "Oh, you’re right—this skirt and blouse have no business being together on the same body. That’s what I get for dressing in the dark."
I feel that way about my life in general. I know it doesn’t look very good, but I seem to be missing the specific talent to do anything about it.
Getting through law school was probably the only thing I ever did on purpose that might have been a good idea. Even a lousy lawyer can usually make enough money to stay a little north of the poverty line, and
"Manic Jackie may have a law degree and a place in the Hamptons, but she’s still worthy kin to her more downscale Trenton sister Stephanie Plum."
PRAISE FOR HEAD WOUNDS
"Fans of Spencer and Travis McGee will love the off-speed dialogue."
"What makes the novel feel fresh is whip-smart, snappy dialogue and intriguing characters, particularly smart women who handily skirt cliché."
--The Boston Globe
"It's such a pleasure to visit this seaside refuge the tourists never see."
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
PRAISE FOR TWO TIME
"A sly depiction of the East End of Long Island and the Hamptons as they really are, combined with strong plotting, solid characters, and hard-boiled dialogue worthy of Elmore Leonard or John D. MacDonald."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Knopf writes with the grace of an angel and the intensity of a demon, and his stories are perfectly plotted. Though he owes a debt to the Raymond Chandler and Co., he's his own man. His books are part of a distinguished heritage, but this is noir for now."
"Everything about it (characters, plotting, setting) is brilliant."