"Funny, feisty Shauna J., whose debut won the 2002 St. Martin's Press/Malice Domestic contest for Best First Traditional Mystery, is certainly a keeper." -Kirkus Reviews
"An intriguing, behind-the-scenes look at contemporary talk radio in Krieg's superior debut, featuring fresh, smart, and feisty sleuth Shauna J. Bogart...this riveting mystery will leave readers eager for the sequel."-Publishers Weekly
"Krieg's debut reads like the work of a seasoned mystery writer-in many ways, in fact, it reads better than the work of many genre veterans."--Booklist starred review
"Krieg hasn't missed a trick in plotting and fleshing out her novel with memorable characters."
--Carmel Pine Cone
"Krieg is a skilled and smooth writer who keep sup the excitement and a sense of lurking danger through the whole book...[a] highly satisfying book. Murder off Mike won the 2002 St. Martin's prize for best first traditional mystery, and I can see why."-Cozies, Capers, and Crimes
"Shauna J. Bogart is a funny and likeable first-person narrator; the background of the radio, musical, and political scene of the California capital is vividly realized."--Ellery Queen
"Joyce Krieg's writing strength is her background in radio. She's comfortable with the equipment. She gives the reader a working knowledge of the tools of the trade and uses them skillfully to advance the plot...Shauna Bogart is an interesting amateur sleuth and Murder off Mike shows a lot of promise."
"Readers will quickly comprehend why Murder off Mike won the St. Martin's first novel contest." -Harriet Klausner
"Krieg has all the right skills and a terrific backdrop in the world of talk-radio."-The Poisoned Pen