»It’s in a book such as this, at least while we’re immersed in its reverberant pages, that we can find the only place where meaning, as dark as it might be, emerges as a balm against nothingness. Anyone who loves fine fiction has no choice but to read this novel now.«
A place quite dangerous for writers: Alan Cheuse about the novel Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone. His review at SFGAte.
»Tatiana leaves the reader hoping that Smith’s Arkady Renko series, like that loop of film, plays again and again.«
Lean and swiftly paced: Gerald Bartell about the novel Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith. His review at SFGate.
»But Maggie differed from her contemporaries in another crucial way. In an era when most mysteries featured strong men, or non-aggressive women like Miss Marple or Nancy Drew, Maggie’s protagonists were smart, difficult, and sometimes threatening. They were women who shared a quietly desperate view of a hard-boiled world.«
Mores and corruptions of a stratified society: Kathleen Sharp with worth reading portait about literary suspense author Margaret’Maggie‘ Millar. Her portrait The Dangerous Housewife at the Los Angeles Review of Books.