“Corbett delivers a rich, hard-hitting epic.”
“The best in contemporary crime fiction—or in contemporary fiction, period.”
“Corbett, like Robert Stone and Graham Greene before him, is crafting important, immensely thrilling books.”
“That rare beast: a work of popular fiction that is both serious and thrilling.”
“The line runs through Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene, straight on to David Corbett. I’m not kidding. He’s that good.”
“For all the lyricism of his narration and the compassion he shows, Corbett never strays too far from the blunt vigor of California noir.”
—New York Times Book Review
“Corbett is the best of Quentin Tarantino and Elmore Leonard. Nobody writes crime fiction better.”
“Corbett handles his story line and subplots adroitly, in economical but polished prose, but his real strength is in character development.”
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David Corbett is the author of seven novels, which have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar®. His second novel, Done for a Dime, was a New York Times Notable Book, and Patrick Anderson of the Washington Post described it as “one of the three or four best American crime novels I have ever read.” His latest novel, The Truth Against the World, will appear in June, 2023. Corbett’s short fiction has twice been selected for Best American Mystery Stories, and a collaborative novel for which he contributed a chapter—Culprits—was adapted for TV by the producers of Killing Eve for Disney+ in the U.K. His non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Narrative, Writer’s Digest and other outlets. He has written two writing guides, The Art of Character (“A writer’s bible”) and The Compass of Character; and he is a monthly contributor to Writer Unboxed, an award-winning blog dedicated to the craft and business of fiction.