“You've got to hand it to Chris Knopf: He knows how to have fun.… Wherever Jackie Swaitkowski goes, so goes the snappy dialogue.” ―The East Hampton Star
“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
About the Author
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.