The Ice Harvest (Paperback)
Ballantine Books, 9780345440198, 240pp.
Publication Date: October 30, 2001
-The New York Times Book Review
-A FUTURE HARD-BOILED CLASSIC-TIGHT, COLD, AND CACKLING WITH IRONY. On Christmas Eve in Wichita], a mob lawyer is skipping town with the cash. But in this boozy, neo-noir world-James M. Cain meets George V. Higgins-the best-laid plans of bagmen turn brutal.-
-The Dallas Morning News
-OMINOUS, ACTION-PACKED. . . This is a confident, wry debut . . . that] may remind readers of Fargo or Pulp Fiction.-
-Detroit Free Press
-I SIMPLY CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT SCOTT PHILLIPS WILL DO NEXT. This] funny, tough first novel felt like it was written by an old pro, an Elmore Leonard we've never heard about who's discovered a place where the criminals are really dumb, the low-lifes are oh-so-fun to watch and, if somebody just happens to get what he deserves, there's no one to blame.-
Author of Straight Man
-A DARKLY COMIC, SOMETIMES BRUTAL PIECE OF NOIR FICTION.-
-The Denver Post
Finalist for the Hammett Prize
About the Author
Praise For The Ice Harvest…
?[A] funny, craftily malevolent first novel, an ice-pick-sharp crime story that sustains its film noir energy all the way to an outrageous whammy of an ending.?
?The New York Times
?[An] astonishing debut novel from a writer who manages to put a funny, modernist spin on a piece of our noir past: Jim Thompson frosted with a blast of Jonathan (Motherless Brooklyn) Lethem.?