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In the end, it's a bit of them all, I suppose, which is part of what made me enjoy it so much. I love a book that breaks down the walls between genres, that just tells a story, the author trusting himself and the story enough to let it go wherever it leads him.
The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse is, like it's title, a somewhat busy book, but there's enough payoff in characterization, story, and ideas to make the trip through its pages a real pleasure. -- Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1999
This is wonderful first novel by an exciting new author. I look forward to seeing more of his work." -- Lee Killough --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Lots of novels have wildly complimentary cover blurbs, though few print as many as this book, or at such length, and few have so many blurbs from top-notch authors (Nancy Kress, Mike Resnick and especially Charles de Lint, to name just three). Fewer still deserve all that praise. For this rare gem, Hartman deserves all that praise and more."--The Drood Review of Mysteries
"Hartman's characters are smart; his world-building is broad, convincing, and exciting; his choice of detail is exquisite. Compelling and engrossing, this book grabbed me and didn't let go until long after the end."-- Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Highly original, captivating, and socially relevant. Ten different and relateable narrators from Baptist, gay, Native American, Wiccan, and other factions in the near future get in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul
Fun story. Well written and enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested throughout the entire book. Good job, Mr. Hartman. Read morePublished 4 months ago by CountryKen
Honest characters, good storyline, interesting setting - and a mystery that doesn't resolve itself until you are knee deep in the book. I really enjoyed it.Published 5 months ago by Michal Kreitler
Entertaining. But the frequent punctuation errors, erroneous capitalization, excessive use of ellipsis, and double hyphens are distracting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brach Anders
Difficult to follow the plot. Too many separate stories interwoven.Published 7 months ago by Steev43230
This book is a lot of fun! I read it a while back and just bought the eBook so I could re-read! It is never boring.Published 9 months ago by Karen Miller
I really liked the plot of this book - I thought mystery with some anti fundamentalist satire, with a tiny bit of scifi, with some very fun other stuff worked well and really was... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sirius
Liked this a great deal. Well written, clever, fast-paced, a real nail-biter at times. There are moments of genuine darkness, and moments of profound emotion. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ulysses Dietz