The excellent supporting cast–Sam Acquillo, the star of the author’s first four Hamptons mysteries; Jackie’s boyfriend, Harry Goodlander; Southampton cop Joe Sullivan; computer guru Randall Dodge–provide valuable assistance when Jackie’s efforts stir up threats. Domestic problems and Homeland Security issues enliven a plot with slick twists that should keep readers switching their bets to the very end.
– Publishers Weekly
But what clearly elevates this book – indeed, this series — above so many of its peers is the character of Jackie Swaitkowski, one who is often “so tangled up in personal, ethical, and professional conflicts” yet manages to work it all out to everyone’s satisfaction.
Bad Bird takes off smoothly, flies high, offers a first-class ride, and lands on the honors list of this year’s mysteries.