"Housewright's unapologetically flawed hero charms, while the clean plot lines, palpable Minnesota winter, and understated humor make this a good, satisfying read."
--Publishers Weekly on Pretty Girl Gone
“Housewright is terrific—funny, wry, and dead-on—which, along with some unexpected plot twists, gives this the sort of appeal that will have readers asking for the next book as well as ones that can fill in Mac’s history."
--Booklist on Dead Boyfriends
"It's got twists and double-crosses, exciting car chases and gun battles, leavened by plenty of laughs--a noirish novel with emphasis on the ish."
--The Boston Globe on Tin City
“It's clear [Housewright] is a Minnesotan in his bones, so his depiction of everything from beekeeping to the byways of Hilltop embeds us in a location where quiet indiscretions and desires highlight daily life... amiable and appealing…”
-- Washington Post on Tin City
“An amiable throwback to Marlowe/Archer. Housewright has a keeper in McKenzie —tough, smart, and sufficiently flawed to be entirely likable.”—Kirkus Reviews on A Hard Ticket Home