Advance Praise for When It's Time for Leaving
"Solid, spare and completely terrific. And though the talented Ang Pompano may wince at this--it's absolutely charming. With an authentic knowing voice and a confident hand, Pompano honors Robert B. Parker's legacy of wry, laconic PI's--smart and engaging detectives with history, honor and heart."
Hank Phillippi Ryan Nationally bestselling author of THE MURDER LIST
Ang Pompano’s debut novel, WHEN IT’S TME FOR LEAVING, is a corker. Thoroughly likeable former cop, Al DeSantis, wants to get out of the crime business but inherits one that, fortunately for readers, won’t let him go.
Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
Crime fiction has boasted some famous fathers and sons, from Inspector Richard Queen and his son Ellery to Jim Rockford and his dad Rocky. Add to that list the unforgettable duo of Al DeSantis and Big Al—building on that tradition but with some provocative twists. Ang Pompano’s first novel proves tough-minded and warm-hearted in equal measure. A fine, multi-layered debut.
Art Taylor, winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Macavity, and Derringer Awards
Author Ang Pompano serves up the PI for the double 20s. Al DeSantis is a classic, damaged gumshoe but with a youthful energy that pulls you through the pages.
Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and winner 2019 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction
Retired police officer Al DeSantis has his plans to flee New Haven for LA sidelined when he discovers he has inherited the Blue Palmetto Detective Agency in Georgia—and his demented father along with it. In When It’s Time for Leaving, debut mystery author Ang Pompano has created the most unusual and appealing duo of detectives since Holmes and Watson.
Lucy Burdette, national bestselling author of A DEADLY FEAST
In a series of side-splitting scenes reminiscent of Donald Westlake at his best, Al and his dad become partners in trying to stay alive.
Kingdom Books, Mysteries - Reviews
A really good and surprising mystery. The characters are great and feel like friends. I loved the snarky humor. I will definitely read more by this author.
Leah H, NetGalley Reviewer
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