REVIEWS AND COMMENTS
(*Starred Review): “The fifth
Martinez mystery is a mesmerizing mix of
high-tech procedural and small-town cozy. The plot is ingenious, the
dialogue realistic, and Kisor’s characters could never be mistaken for
types from central casting. Mix in the economically depressed but
beautiful UP, and the unusual premise, and you have an almost perfect
mystery.”— Wes Lukowsky
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Nicely plotted . . . Kisor’s intimate, appreciative
view of the sparsely populated, richly historic Upper Peninsula is a
KIRKUS REVIEWS: Kisor “narrates in an engaging first-person voice,
folding in interesting bits of local history. . . In this fifth
Martinez procedural (Hang Fire,
2013, etc.), Kisor’s measured yet
relaxed style is a very good match for this multidimensional case.”
ONTONAGON (MI) HERALD: “It is difficult to put the book down long
enough to grab a bite to eat, and a part of the fascination is matching
up the places in the story line with places that are famiiar to us all.
... It is obvious that Kisor has done extensive research not only on
standard police procedures, but he also makes reference to the
rivalries that can exist among law enforcement agencies.”—Bruce Johanson
GUMSHOEREVIEW.COM: "An established writer,
Kisor spins an
interesting tale and keeps the pages turning without unneeded violence.
The characters are complex and believable and the reader will root for
Steve and the local lawmen trying to solve a puzzle that has stumped
LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE: "Engaging . . .
enjoy this book without reading the others, but you likely will want to
spend more time in the U.P. with the good sheriff."—Konnie LeMay
FRIENDS OF MYSTERY.ORG: "A bonus for readers
is the description of the historic areas of the Upper Peninsula. . . .
This is the first book I have read in the series, but I found it hard
to put down."—Jon Talton