- Transgressive Fiction
"[In] this tricky and delightfully surprising crime novel...Spinelli deftly segues from one genre to another—from hard-boiled noir to paranoid thriller, puzzle mystery (with each and every riddle logically explained), spy caper, and ultimately to something evocative of Bogart and Bacall. Spinelli is definitely a talent to watch."—Publishers Weekly"An unofficial San Francisco shamus whose tale is set in 1997 but whose heart is stuck in 1947 hunts for the world's most elusive missing person...'I keep meeting people who wind up dead,' aptly observes the narrator/hero...If you'd like more where that came from, Spinelli is your man."—Kirkus Reviews"Treasure the intriguing mystery and its haunting solution."—Booklist"A neat little post-modern mash-up of Chandler and Hammett...[Spinelli's] got wit and style up the wazoo."—Thrilling Detective"The Painted Gun is hardboiled like...