"It's amazing what a new writer can
do with the old routines. In "Shooting Elvis,"
Robert M. Eversz took the hard-boiled formula for a terrorist-on-the-lam
thriller and worked it into a feverishly hip satire of the Hollywood
zeitgeist... With his slick style and cheeky cynicism, he is already
an expert at setting heads to spinning."
// New York Times
"Whip smart... it takes the sardonic bite of Raymond Chandler
and sets it to the mosh-pit madness of Green Day. An exciting
and daringly original book."
// Boston Globe
"A stylish, hilariously cynical,
high-action, pop-noir thriller... It's not often you find a novel
that combines good old hard-boiled smart talk with feisty feminism,
punk fashion, and references to Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol.
What a blast."
SHOOTING ELVIS is as good as its title - hard-nosed and funny
// Alan Furst
"An often funny, often violent, ripping
roller-coaster ride laced with black humor, acid wit, and dead-on
observations about life, fame and fortune in the late 1990s."
// The Independent
"With the right amount of shock and
irony, Eversz creates a tale of the nineties, complete
with the feeling that there is surf music blaring in the background,
and media cameras flashing out of the corner of your eye."
// Arkansas Democrat Gazette
"Shooting Elvis is first-rate...
Eversz does everything right... Characters are fully-formed and
believable. Plot coheres. And the writing gleams."
// Richmond Times
FROM THE UNITED
"It's wild, wicked and off the wall. When Mary Alice Baker
delivers a package to LA airport for her biker boyfriend, the
worst thing she can imagine is getting a parking ticket. Minutes
later she staggers from the wreckage of a terminal demolished
by the bomb she's just handed over. Now she's on the run, from
the cops, from her ex-boyfriend and from a pair of hit men. Fast,
frightening and very, very funny. "Best
comic crime novel of the year."
// Val McDermid
"A groovy little debut and no
doubt about it."
// Melody Maker
"Eversz's novel reads like The Catcher in the Rye with high
// The Daily Telegraph
My recommendation for a cracking weekend read... a very, very
good novel, often funny... fastmoving,
exciting and the dialogue is very good."
"Like its recent cinematic ancestors, this is a wonderfully
watchable tale... Good fun."
// The London Times
"... a thriller with complex characterisation, a streak of
misanthropic wit, a bleak world-weariness,
and no easy answers... a Generation X novel that skips the lifestyle
accessories and goes to the heart of the malaise."
// The Scotsman
"A truly energetic, lively, dynamic
// Canberra Times
"With wit and finely calibrated powers of observation, Eversz
takes his female protagonist into the very guts of US society...
A breathtaking 'roman noir."
"Best crime novel of the Spring season."
// Oslo Aftenposten