fadeawyreviewPRAISE for Fadeaway
“This author’s brief, brilliant career proves that our national tradition of detective fiction gets tougher with exercise—remembering that the toughest muscle in the human body is the heart.”
-The New York Times Book Review

“A diverting, often witty, and well-considered novel.”
-The New Yorker

“Rosen peoples his pages with characters that seem real, that sound real when they talk. He writes with sensitivity and humor and on top of that, he has a good sense of suspense….Sign me up for the Richard Rosen fan club.”
-Phildelphia Daily News

“Like its predecessor, Fadeaway is a brilliant, funny and sometimes sad novel, full of characters so real and affecting that we kept thinking about them long after we’d finished the book.”
-The Denver Post

“Blends sports and crime in a novel full of snap, crackle, and grace.”
-Robert B. Parker

“Gritty characters, slice-of-life dialogue, irony touched with wit and feeling, tension expertly built to a fever pitch….You won’t want to put it down.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Rosen keeps you turning pages…and he does it with wit and style.”
-The Boston Globe

“Rosen has another winner in Fadeaway….Rosen writes with a light, sure touch…the ending is a corker.”
-Washington Post

“Rosen keeps you turning pages…and he does it with wit and style.”
-The Boston Globe

“Couldn’t be more topical, or timely, or more tastefully done.”
-Los Angeles Daily News

“This stylish, well-plotted thriller is distinguished by the most expert rendering of a villain this side of an Elmore Leonard novel.”
-ALA Booklist

“Rosen…gives every sign of enjoying a long and distinguished major-league mystery career with Harvey Blissberg in the cleanup spot.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

“Blissberg is proof positive that the paradigmatic hero of the Hammett/Chandler tradition remains a compelling figure when you stick him in yuppie context and strip him of his touch accouterments, his hooch and his wound—provided, of course, that you can write as well as Rosen does.”
-Partisan Review

HOME | HUMOR BOOKS | REVIEWS | ARTICLES | SPORTS | TV/RADIO | BIO | BLOG
MYSTERIES: STRIKE THREE YOU'RE DEAD | FADEAWAY | SATURDAY NIGHT DEAD | WORLD OF HURT | DEAD BALL
NONFICTION: SUCH GOOD GIRLS | A BUFFALO IN THE HOUSE | PSYCHOBABBLE | ME AND MY FRIENDS WE NO LONGER PROFESS ANY GRACES

© Richard Dean Rosen • All rights reserved.
built by CAWD