Knopf has a touch I like — cool, careful, reflective — and a great ear for the comic eccentricities of the human voice. Maybe it comes from sitting out on a deck, listening to the gulls squawk.

—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times,

Recommended Summer Reading, 2006.Strong plotting, solid characters and hard-boiled dialogue worthy of Elmore Leonard or John D. MacDonald will make this a beach read that you won’t be able to put down even under threat of sunburn.

– Publishers Weekly, Starred review,

Best 100 Books of 2006.It is pure gold. Everything about it (characters, plotting, setting) is brilliant.

– Library Journal

Knopf has a real knack for creating interesting people and putting them through their paces.

– Kirkus