Praise for The Long and Faraway Gone

"One of the best crime novels I've read in ages."
– New York Times best-selling author Kate White, on The Today Show

"The two key players in Lou Berney's superb regional mystery suffer from separate but equally crushing cases of survivor guilt…Berney tells both their stories with supreme sensitivity, exploring the 'landscape of memory' that keeps shifting beneath our feet, opening up the graves of all those ghosts we thought we'd buried."
– Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"A thoughtful exploration of memory and what it means to be a survivor. Elegiac and wistful…a mystery with a deep, wounded heart. Read it."
– Kirkus (starred review)

"(Berney) has focused, very insightfully, on love, loss, and memory…a genuinely memorable novel of ideas."
– Booklist (starred review)

"Berney will raise a lump in the throats of many of his readers…the leads' struggles are portrayed with painful complexity."
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A tour de force…Berney has crafted a powerful tale that is also a great read."
– The Daily Oklahoman

"A dark, quintessentially cool noir novel that is both deeply poignant and very funny."
– Huffington Post

"This is crime fiction at its absolute best. Berney brings us a novel that is at once deeply insightful and beautifully written, simultaneously paying homage to the victims of crime and to the survivors left struggling to understand."
– Crimespree Magazine

"THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE gives the reader a brightly lit look at open emotional wounds, yet never loses its humanity or humor."
– Malcolm Avenue Review

"One of the best mystery novels – or best novels, period – I've read in a long time."
– Blake Bailey, National Book Critics Circle award-winning author of Cheever: A Life

Praise for Whiplash River

"Berney's plot takes as many sharp turns as San Francisco's famously curvy Lombard Street. His characters, especially the over-the-top Quinn and and pretty much every female in the book, are brilliantly drawn. GUTSHOT STRAIGHT made Booklist's 2010 Best Crime Novels list. WHIPLASH RIVER should be a contender for this year's list."
– Booklist (starred review)

"Berney takes his rightful place as heir to Elmore Leonard with this witty and nimble comedic thriller…The exotic locales are vibrant, the supporting cast larger than life, and the plot hums along without a wasted page."
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Some writers can make me laugh and some can make me gasp, but Lou Berney can make me do both at the same time, and then get me all misty too."
– Timothy Hallinan, author of THE FEAR ARTIST

"WHIPLASH RIVER is a grand slam. I loved loved loved this book! A funny, sexy, and thrilling caper, filled with characters you'd want to drink with. Read it now – you'll thank me later."
– Sean Chercover, best-selling author of THE TRINITY GAME

"Slick, sleek, and entertaining, WHIPLASH RIVER is pure pleasure. I'm a snob for prose, and these words sing, managing to be at once both lean and evocative, confident and wry. Lou Berney is that kind of annoyingly skilled stylist who makes everything look easy."
– Marcus Sakey, best-selling author of THE BRILLIANCE SAGA

Praise for Gutshot Straight

"Virtually every character is memorable, and the chemistry between Shake and Gina is brilliant. The estimable Elmore Leonard might be very pleased to call Gutshot Straight his own."
– Booklist (starred review)

"(A) crime page-turner with delicious comic overtones...Berney deftly combines Elmore Leonard's jazzy cool with Carl Hiaasen's understated humor."
– Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

"Fast, funny, and smart...The snappy dialogue and bad-guy stuff whizzes along and will be welcomed by fans of Elmore Leonard."
– The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A highly entertaining caper novel...Like Carl Hiaasen, Berney delights in the cartoonish. Like Elmore Leonard, he can drive a plot. What sets him apart is how well he evokes love, making the romance at the heart of this cinematic novel as compelling as the mystery."
– The Boston Globe

"There are plot twists that are wondrously and skillfully navigated, one of the most unique MacGuffins I have encountered recently, and, perhaps most importantly, Gina, a strong, smart, attractive and dangerous woman who you won't soon forget. Nor will you forget Gutshot Straight."
– Bookreporter.com