"Whether Jackie or Sam takes the lead, Knopf’s ensemble mysteries are good entertainment."—Publishers Weekly
“Knopf has a knack for big opening scenes that set the tone for his danger-fraught plots and draw the reader into the dysfunctional world of Swaitkowski, who drinks too much, smokes pot, and attempts to evade too-close relationships.”—Library Journal
“[Knopf's] foremost achievement is putting damaged, cynical, determined, and, yes, romantic Jackie at center stage…. She’s sure to win your heart.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“[Knopf] tells a rollicking tale with lots of twists and turns, adding up to a great deal of enjoyment.”—The Washington Times
“Knopf has a touch I like---cool, careful, reflective---and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
CHRIS KNOPF is the author of two previous Jackie Swaitkowski mysteries, Bad Bird and Short Squeeze, and the Sam Acquillo mystery series, including The Last Refuge, Two Time, Head Wounds (which won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery), Hard Stop, and Black Swan, as well as the stand-alone novel Elysiana. He lives with his wife, Mary, in Avon, Connecticut, and Southampton, New York.
A new role for Jackie, another homicide, and more misadventures through Jackie-style investigating, this time she is armed and knows how to use it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephen Pedneault
This particular series of Chris Knopf mysteries is beginning to read like the alphabet detective books, T is for (whatever). Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by D. St James