"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