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The Right Stiff

"...In this inventive tale, Ingraffia both captures and skewers the hard-edged vernacular of the detective thriller. Charlie’s swiftly paced adventures are both gripping and hilarious... The narrative skillfully presents a winning combination of droll cynicism, intriguing crime-solving, and wondrous magic."


Kirkus Reviews 

"...The lean, fast-paced writing and compact storyline will entice readers to absorb it in one continuous read...Best of all, this is a fun crime romp...Readers will reach the tale's conclusion in stitches, hoping to see Charlie McGinley stumble into more literary and film-worthy adventures."

US Review of Books



US Review of Books

"...The Right Stiff is a detective story as well as a journey in self-discovery. Charlie’s frustrations about his writing and the quest for his roots are endearing. The Right Stiff combines suspense, deception, and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor. The location and characters are highly amusing, yet rooted in their reality. It is a quick and gripping read."

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What Would Johnny Dent Do?

“…Ingraffia’s second Charlie McGinley mystery is a brisk and breezy read…McGinley is an eminently likable protagonist…A very amusing mystery with enough genuine peril to keep readers intrigued.”

                                                    --Kirkus Reviews

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