“The Stanley Hastings mysteries depend on subversively sly wordplay. In , catching criminals is all very well, but in the violently verbal world he inhabits, Stanley would be happy just to win an argument.” — Marilyn Stasio (New York Times Book Review)
“The charm in Stanley Hastings lies in his chummy, loquacious, self-deprecating commentary as the narrator of his adventures.” — The Washington Post Book World
“Parnell Hall succeeds in making Stanley Hastings one of a kind. Pleasantly reminiscent of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.” — Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Parnell Hall is an Edgar, Shamus, and Lefty nominee, and is the author of the Stanley Hastings private eye novels, the Puzzle Lady crossword-puzzle mystery series, and the Steve Winslow courtroom dramas. An actor, screenwriter, and former private investigator, Hall lives in New York City.