Just nominated for an EDGAR AWARD, Little Girl Lost is an excellent debut novel. Whereas most PI fiction shows us a detective long since hardened by experience, Lost's PI, Blake, is an inexperienced though capable detective. Through the course of this well written tale, we see Blake harden and toughen until a climax which rivals vintage Spillane! The writing is excellent throughout, the plot engaging, the characters well-drawn and momorable, the ending shocking. I give this fine novel my highest recommendation.