Big thanks to Joy Dickson Tipping for this 
great review in the Dallas Morning News. 

Listen to Joy and Mike Merschel 
talk about their favorite books 
of 2014 on KERA's Think with Krys Boyd.





"Those of us who worship Sue Grafton and her Alphabet Series of mysteries starring Kinsey Millhone have gone into pre-mourning, as the end is nigh: W IS FOR WASTED came out a year ago, and Grafton’s got only three more letters to get through. And then it’s over. Argghhhhhhh! Let us praise the literary gods, then, that a worthy successor has arrived with Austin author Minerva Koenig and her debut novel, the funny, scary and devilishly twisty NINE DAYS." ~ Joy Tipping, Dallas Morning News


"Nine Days introduces us to a fresh hard-boiled voice. Koenig embraces the genre, yet doesn’t completely play by its rules. I can’t wait to see what other conventions she’ll break." ~Scott Montgomery, MysteryPeople


"Small-town Texas is vividly brought to life in this atmospheric and entertaining debut that also introduces a memorable and unusual protagonist." ~Library Journal

"Kalas doesn’t so much speak to others as much as she bites and jabs, always ornery and allergic to nonsense." ~ Zane Jungman, Austin American Statesman


"...a dizzying mix of rival groups, arms dealing, crooked cops, citizens turned private investigators and Central American politics." ~ Patrick Duprey, Omaha World-Herald