The Red Chameleon Rivets Publishers Weekly

Red-Chameleon_WrightWe’re thrilled to tell you that Publishers Weekly has called THE RED CHAMELEON by Erica Wright a “riveting crime novel” and declared, “Readers will want to see more of the humorous, thoroughly engaging Kat.”

More advance praise after the jump!

“Erica Wright’s The Red Chameleon is a gift to devotees of classical private-eye novels as well as contemporary crime fiction,” says Jim Fusilli, author of Billboard Man (and fellow ARLA client). “We’re introduced to Kat Stone, a young ex-cop and risk-taking master of disguises who knows that New York City’s upscale neighborhoods and downtrodden streets are often populated by the same low-class criminals. We want her to succeed not only so she solves the knotty crime, but so we can share future adventures with this very appealing crime fighter.”

“Erica Wright is such a wonderful writer, you’ll be burning through the pages faster than a chameleon changes colors,” says Chris Grabenstein, Anthony and Agatha Award-winning author of the John Ceepak Mysteries. 

Justin Kramon, author of Finny and The Preservationist, says, “The Red Chameleon introduces us to a thrilling new hardboiled world. Wright has created a rich and nuanced protagonist, as well as a gripping plot, and she writes in a style agile enough to veer into surprising pockets of emotion.”

Parnell Hall, author of the Stanley Hastings mysteries, calls the book “a fast and funny private eye novel featuring Kathleen Stone, a kick-ass disguise artist who’s a hoot under any name in any wig.”

Melodie Johnson Howe, author of City of Mirrors, says:

Kathleen Stone, ex-undercover cop now New York City private investigator, is a woman who is more secure in disguise than she is as herself. In The Red Chameleon, Erica Wright creates a fascinating protagonist coming to terms with her own image and fears while solving the murder of her client’s husband. A complex tale filled with humor and sharply drawn characters, Erica Wright takes the reader on a thrilling ride where confronting evil can scare you into hiding or help you to come out of the shadows.

Last but not least, some nice words from Carolyn Haines, author of The Darkling and The Seeker:

When Kathleen Stone steps on the page, you know you’re in for a rollicking good ride. Smart, brassy, and willing to risk it all to solve a case, Kathleen is a hard-edged female who packs heat but more often takes aim with her wit and keen powers of observation than bullets. Throw in Meeza, the can-do sidekick, and you have a crime battling team that also gives a glimpse into the cultural melting pot that is NYC. The Red Chameleon is a fast, exciting read that mystery lovers will consume in huge gulps.

Look for THE RED CHAMELEON in June from Pegasus Books!


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