Funny, silly, lighthearted, sentimental, snarky, and often hyperactive with comic energy, The Liquor Vicar tells a tall, quirky tale of redemption in snack-sized chapters.
The Vancouver Sun, for The Liquor Vicar
Ditrich’s quick, clever, punchy prose will hold your attention, make you laugh, make you ponder, and make you forget about the chaos of the world.
Jann Arden, singer, and author of Feeding My Mother
The greatest sequel since The Wrath of Khan, if Tony Vicar was William Shatner.
Grant Lawrence, author and CBC Radio host
Ghosts, glam rock, and a golf-ball-stealing moose, who couldn’t have fun reading The Vicar’s Knickers, the latest by consummate musician and author, Vince R. Ditrich? Tony Vicar and his richly drawn band of wild and wacky characters will steal your heart as well as the show.
C.S. O'Cinneide, Edgar nominated author of the Candace Starr series
The Vicar's Knickers is a delightful humour noir novel. Vince Ditrich generously lends his trademark wit and cleverness to the characters of fictional Tyee Lagoon, with laugh-out-loud turns of phrase on every page
Sarah Chauncey, author of P.S. I Love You More Than Tuna
The Vicar is at it again. And I want to follow him as much this time as the last.
Alan Doyle, author of A Newfoundlander in Canada and Canadian singer-songwriter
The residents of Tyee Lagoon are back! And under Ditrich's vivid storytelling, the results for the reader continue to be uproarious, hilarious, and unexpectedly touching.
Aaron Chapman, author of Vancouver Vice and BC Book Prize winner
They’re back! All the beloved characters from The Liquor Vicar plus a baby, two deliciously evil villains, a moose with a passion for golf balls and a mysterious entity.
Alison Kelly, performer and author of Granville Island ABC a Family Adventure
I don't remember the last time I smiled so much while reading a novel. Vince Ditrich's vivid descriptions and colourful characters are the perfect escapism.
Martin Crosbie, best-selling author of My Temporary Life series
Tony Vicar is back at full throttle and this time round, using the same brilliant language and acerbic wit we came to adore in The Liquor Vicar, our star brings his own share of wild baggage. The question is: will the Vicar survive? Buckle up, it’s a helluva ride
Pete McCormack, Oscar-nominated filmmaker and author of Understanding Ken
To all the fans who bought the first book…Look at what you’ve done. You’ve only encouraged him.
Terry David Mulligan, host of CKUA radio’s Mulligan Stew
Round 2 with Vince Ditrich’s cast of prog-rock rejects and mill-town mavericks provided the knockout. Tyee Lagoon is as real as any Vancouver Island small town; scratch the surface and the psychedelics kick in. Heart, loyalty, and honour run deep
Craig Northey, songwriter and founding member of the band Odds
The Battle of Tyee Lagoon should be taught in classrooms, and be a Heritage moment.
Rob Baker, guitarist in The Tragically Hip
Filled with biting satire and social commentary, The Vicar’s Knickers is a wordsmith’s delight, weaving a convoluted tale of mystery, the supernatural, love… and fried chicken.
Winnipeg Free Press