Intricately layered like the Russian nested doll of the title, this tale of vengeance and hatred flavored with a Russian cultural backdrop will appeal to readers who enjoy unusual mysteries with an international setting. Library Journal
Joyce Yarrow, writing the second in her series of Jo Epstein mysteries, may very well prove herself to be the Mickey Spillane of the 21st century. Has the golden age of pulp fiction returned? FCEtier, Seattle Post Intelligencer
… a multi-layered complicated story, best represented by those nesting dolls with one story inside another. You'll want to discover the secrets buried in The Last Matryoshka.. Lesa Holstine, Lesa’s Book Critiques
Ask the Dead is a masterful debut and a must for fans of Sue Grafton and the Big Apple. Anne Romeo, MurderInk.com
…complex plots, pithy writing, and a feisty female protagonist who cannot utter the word "quit." A fun read.
Peter Coyote, actor/author (Sleeping Where I Fall)
Takes the reader on a journey down the mean streets of New York City -- with some unusual literary touches along for the ride.
Valerie Wolzien, mystery author
Recommended First Novel – Book News From The Poisoned Pen
This suspenseful, masterfully-told story takes the reader on a thrilling journey with fascinating, unforgettable characters. Spanning two generations and two continents, Rivers Run Back is a riveting, deeply involving tale of international intrigue. ~ Kevin O’Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author
This cross-cultural narrative sweeps across Asia and America, taking in worlds as far-flung as art and Indian philosophy, drug-dealing, antique-smuggling and hardcore trans-continental crime, in the process addressing the binaries of inner growth and outer action. In every sense a confluence of styles, Rivers Run Back is an attractive jugalbandi of authorial voices. ~ Neelum Saran Gour Novelist and Academician
An engaging, highly cinematic, multi-layered story that would make a great film. ~ Parvin Dabas Bollywood Actor and Producer