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May 6, 2013

Posted by CNN:
Must Read Books For May by Christian DuChateau

Dick Henry, aka the Shortcut Man, is back in P.G. Sturges' latest noir novel, "Angel's Gate," a romp through the seamy underside of Los Angeles.


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April 5, 2013

Posted by William Patrick Maynard:
P.G. Sturges Delivers His Best Yet

Angel’s Gate is the third entry in P. G. Sturges’s award-winning Shortcut Man hardboiled mystery series. The book sat on my night stand untouched for a week or so as I couldn’t shake the suspicion that it would mark the descent into formula that befalls most series.


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February 12, 2011

Los Angeles Times:
Writing Is In P. G. Sturges' Blood

The son of writer-director Preston Sturges publishes his first novel, 'Shortcut Man,' a hard-boiled mystery with humor.


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February 1, 2011

ABCNEWS / AP:
'Shortcut Man' is Powerful, Clever, Suspenseful

... "Shortcut Man" is a glorious read: powerful, clever, suspenseful and filled with enough dark humor and shady characters to satisfy the most rabid noir fan, and convert those who aren't already.


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 January 31, 2011

The Washington Post:
"In noir 'Shortcut Man,' a beeline to thrills"

... this is an assured and diverting performance, with an ending that should impress even the most seasoned fan of hardboiled detective stories. You thought every twist ending in the noir bag had been taken out and used up, P.G. Sturges seems to be saying as the book rushes toward its final page. Well, get a load of this.

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... the gods live in the details, they say, and that is the case with Sturges’ writing. He is, simply put, one of the cleverest and funniest new writers to grace the mystery genre in quite some time.
-- Bruce Tierney - MYSTERIOUS ORIENTATIONS


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I can't wait for sturges's next novel. This guy was born to write. This isn't a giant book, but it's just right, composed of short chapters consisting of episodic scenes that lead you by the hand, push you from behind, jump on your back, and ride you around the room yelling "eeey-haah!" Deep fond? Forget it. I loved SHORTCUT MAN. And so will you. 

-- Joe Hartlaub, BOOKREPORTER.COM


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Tough guys, a moll with moxie, and schemes galore make for a debut novel to remember.

-- AARP.COM


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... makes for a gripping read.
-- The BOSTON GLOBE

 

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The son of legendary filmmaker Preston Sturges debuts with the fast, funny, nostalgia-laden tale of a hero who slices through Gordian knots.
-- KIRKUS

 

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. . . the writing is a pleasure to read. More Southern California shortcutting, please, Mr. Sturges.
-- PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

 

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"This fast and funny debut paints a wickedly comic portrait of L.A. in all its sprawling seediness ..."
-- BOOKLIST

 

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Filled with dark comedy, whip-smart writing, and a memorable cast of characters, Shortcut Man evokes Chandler and Hammett—hard-boiled crime at its best—and is an exciting beginning to a crackling new series.
-- FICTION DB


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 ... fans will appreciate Henry’s travels in this is dark humorous thriller.
-- THE MYSTERY GAZETTE


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Shortcut Man is funny, filled with dark comedy and an implausable story line. I really enjoyed the book and I am anxiously waiting for a second book in the series. Read it and laugh.
-- THE NORMAN REPORT

 

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Every character is a player trying to get ahead - it holds your attention. Why not visit your local bookstore in February and pick yourself up a copy?
-- THE BOOK FAERIE


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Fast-paced and witty ...
-- THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

 

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May 28, 2010

Wall Street Journal:
"What Are You Reading This Summer" (excerpt)

Michael Connelly, novelist


I have a stockpile of books that I've gotten over the last six months that I'll be reading: "212" by Alafair Burke, "61 Hours" by Lee Child, "Caught" by Harlan Coben and "Shortcut Man," coming out in galley, by P.G. Sturges.