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Critical Praise

John Hart’s debut… is that most engrossing of rarities, a well-plotted mystery novel that is written in a beautifully poetic style." --- Mark Childress, author of CRAZY IN


THE KING OF LIES moves and reads like a book on fire.

—--- Pat Conroy

Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding.

—--- The New York Times

A gripping mystery/thriller and a fully fleshed, thoughtful work of literature.

—--- Winston-Salem Journal

A top-notch debut. Hart’s prose is like Raymond Chandler’s, angular and hard.

—--- Entertainment Weekly

A marriage of carefully crafted prose alongside have-to-keep-reading suspense.

—--- The Denver Post

Treat yourself to something new and truly out of the ordinary.

—--- Rocky Mountain News