"Digging James Dean is one hell of a story... Nina's journey
of self-discovery and reinvention is one of the real feel-good
treats of modern detective fiction."
// Kevin Burton Smith, January Magazine
"Nina Zero is cooler than ever, in fact, cooler than any
of us will ever be."
"The hard-edged, impassive Nina is a great creation."
// P.G. Koch, The Houston Chronicle
"Robert Eversz is one of the wisest and most compassionate
mystery writers in the trade."
// Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
"Eversz's lively novel...manages to delve deeply into Nina's
disfunctional family and still be hip, street-smart, and funny...
Digging James Dean is fast-moving entertainment, and tough, troubled
Nina is endearing despite herself. There are echoes of Raymond
Chandler and Quentin Tarantino in Eversz's offbeat plotting and
// Patrick Anderson, The Washington
"...Hardboiled but hip... I found myself so thoroughly taken
in by the way Nina's punk aggression and audacity is at times
tempered by vulnerability and free-floating maternal instincts
that I literally stopped reading a couple of times and checked
the book cover to make sure the author's first name was Robert,
// Harper Barnes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"I love Nina Zero, even if she is walking proof that the
road to hell is paved with good intentions. And it's a white-knuckle
rollercoaster ride every mile of the way."
// Val McDermid, author of The Torment
"The fascinating Zero... can show a soft heart, but it's
well-buried under attitude... Certainly there is a healthy dose
of camp stirred into this melange of crime and pop culture. But
like a good chef with a handful of heady spice, Eversz keeps a
firm hand on his personalities and the action so that they don't
stray (too far) into comic book-like caricature."
// Bonnie Walker, San-Antonio Express
"The City of Angels has provided a shady setting for Raymond
Chandler, Jim Thompson, James Ellroy, and now Robert Eversz, whose
noirish series featuring papparazza Nina Zero is one of the most
entertaining ever... As in the best noir, the pacing is fast,
the writing cool and dialogue whip-smart."
// The Calgary Herald
"Robert Eversz nails L.A., getting all the details right
- both the place and its inhabitants. Digging James Dean is a
solid mystery that builds high octane suspense from intriguing
local lore. Best of all, it's a chance to spend time with Nina
Zero, an engaging and refreshingly original character, as sharp
as the edge on which she lives."
// Jan Burke, Edgar®-winning
author of Bloodlines and Nine
"Eversz spins a bizarre story... It's the stuff of tabloids
teased just enough to sustain a shred of credibility and given
a deadly edge by those trafficking in Hollywood dreams... Nina
Zero is a character well worth meeting again."
// Publishers Weekly