"Too many writers have been hailed as the heir to Dashiell Hammett. Mitchell Bartoy, however, really hits the mark. I definitely want to see a lot more of his work and soon. This is as hard-boiled as they come and as good as it gets."
--Stuart M. Kaminsky, Edgar Award-winning author of The Last Dark Place
"Brutal, hardboiled, and often quite moving, The Devil's Own Rag Doll is a stunning debut."
--Jason Starr, author of Twisted City
"The Devil's Own Rag Doll is a deep and complex book--big and mean and ambitious."
--Christopher T. Leland, author of Letting Loose
"Mitchell Bartoy's gaze is hard and relentless, and he's a hell of a writer."
--Jon A. Jackson, author of the Mulheisen series
"Mitchell Bartoy's The Devil's Own Rag Doll captures the tension of an industrial city--the engine behind the Arsenal of Democracy--with the accuracy of an eyewitness and the terror of a victim, yet never abandons its faith in heroes. He belongs in the first rank of artists working in the subgenre of the Detroit thriller."
--Loren D. Estleman, author of the Amos Walker novels