"This esoteric tale, peopled with dozens of quirky characters, draws you in and spits you out dazed and delighted with the journey."
-- Kirkus' Review - "The World's Toughest Reviewers"
"This quirky and offbeat novel may well appeal to fans of Lisa Lutz's Spellman Files, also a little wacky and set in San Francisco."
-- "Jessica Moyer, "Booklist
" . . . a rollicking romp through the caverns of Max's roller-coaster mind. Those seeking a conventional whodunit should look elsewhere."
-- Publishers' Weekly
"The serpentine story line has more wonderful curves than Lombard Street as Max, accompanied by Dixie and the ghosts, provides an intriguing tour of San Francisco."
-- Harriet Klausner, Genre-Go-Round
"Somewhere in the authorial firmament, Raymond Chandler is attempting to steal this passage for his latest celestial novel:
'Blashky introduced me to Miss Vicky. She leaned her forearms onto the bar, framing her bounteous breasts in the strong embrace of her bare arms. A man could lose his motel keys in that cleavage.'
Robinson's stylistics and Max's theatrics--equally bravura--make for a most exotic port of call in a mystery that defies categorical gravity, quite alike a perpendicular cable-car ride."
-- David Marshall James, Yahoo Shine
About the Author
CYNTHIA ROBINSON's stories have appeared in Opium.com and the "First Thrills "anthology. Nominated for the Best New American Voices Award, she lives in San Francisco. "The Barbary Galahad "is her second novel with Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books; the first, "The Dog Park Club," was published in July 2010.