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Craig McDonald's Reviews

Reviews of Craig’s Work

ONE TRUE SENTENCE
Jan.01.2011
Published by Library Journal
“Edgar-nominated author McDonald takes such care to describe the American literary expatriate community in Paris in the years after World War I that readers will feel as if they...
ONE TRUE SENTENCE
Jan.01.2011
Published by Library Journal
“Edgar-nominated author McDonald takes such care to describe the American literary expatriate community in Paris in the years after World War I that readers will feel as if they...
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Aug.12.2009
Published by Sun Sentinel
"Craig McDonald gives a peek behind the creative curtain with this illuminating compilation of 16 author interviews. McDonald shows his skill at getting writers to talk about...
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May.09.2009
Published by HARDBOILED WONDERLAND
"We feel we’re hanging out backstage with the bands while they compare notes on clubs, groupies and record companies. His return subjects, James Ellroy, Ken Bruen and Lee Child,...
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Mar.16.2009
Published by Publishers Weekly
“A fascinating follow-up to the 2006 Art in the Blood dialogue with leading crime writers, this collection by journalist and fiction writer McDonald (Head Games) underlines the “...
TOROS & TORSOS
Dec.05.2008
Published by Wisconsin State Journal
"The best new crime writer in the country is a guy named Craig McDonald..."
TOROS & TORSOS
Nov.15.2008
Published by CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"The second novel from Craig McDonald may be even more extraordinary than his critically acclaimed debut "Head Games," which was a 2008 Edgar Award finalist for Best First Novel...
TOROS & TORSOS
Oct.01.2008
Published by MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE
“McDonald's sophomore effort is a lot of fun, as the author effortlessly and credibly incorporates his characters and storyline into such real life happenings as the Labor Day...
Head Games
Sep.01.2007
Published by BookPage
Every now and then you run into a book that has it all: humor, a delightfully dark tone, a world-weary and larger-than-life protagonist and a wildly inventive storyline. Craig...
Head Games
Oct.27.2007
Published by Chicago Tribune
Blurring the lines between historical fact and fiction, Craig McDonald's triumphantly twisted first novel is one of the most unusual, and readable, crime-fiction releases to come...
Head Games
Nov.18.2007
Published by San Francisco Chronicle
Craig McDonald, a genuine expert on the history of crime fiction (with a wonderful book of author interviews, "Art in the Blood," to prove it), gives free rein to all...