Tough-talking, hard-drinking Candace Starr’s appealingly amoral worldview coupled with her vast range of eccentric acquaintances and family is sure to provide more murderous fun as the series develops.
Publishers Weekly, for The Starr Sting Scale
O’Cinneide gets this quirky series off to a fine start, and Candace is just the kind of oddly charismatic character to keep it going in high style.
Booklist, for The Starr Sting Scale
Hard-boiled humour meets high-octane action in this superb crime noir novel set in the underbelly of Detroit. C.S. O'Cinneide's razor-sharp wit and taut writing bring to life the incomparable Candace Starr in this second installment in the Candace Starr series. Prepare to be swept up in a twisted tale of sisterhood, mob hijinks, and unexpected love that will leave you pining for more!
Erin Ruddy, author of Tell Me My Name
Candace's wryly amusing take on events is perfectly balanced with scenes of chilling action. Fans of Lawrence Block's burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr will have fun.
This is assured prose in the hands of a masterful storyteller, taking the reader effortlessly from the mansions of the very rich to the seedy sex-trafficking brothels where gangsters go to let their guard down.