I love a mystery with crisp dialog plus noire laced with humor. Chainsaw Jane is edgy, funny, and sometimes profound, with a snappy plot that sometimes whacks you with the backside of a hand. The voice is unique and the characters are very unique yet believable, none the less. Did I have trouble buying into the Russian Physic chainsaw-wielding Jane? Not at all. The truth is, there are no 'normal' people so the truly quirky ones win out every time.
With brilliant dialogue and crisp narrative style, nothing drags here. From the first page, I just climbed in and went along for the ride, snickering in parts, wincing in others. If you love your mysteries a little on the dark side yet lightened with wit and subtle humor, Chainsaw Jane is for you.