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Reviews/Blurbs

Heart of the City

“Rotenberg is a natural storyteller. Full of colourful, fascinating characters, Heart of the City moves fast and keep you guessing.” –David Bezmozgis
“Rotenberg writes with the taut plots of John Grisham and the beautiful writing of Scott Turow. Heart of the City is one hell of a read.” –Sheena Kamal
“Rotenberg has created believable and likeable characters, put them into a fast paced story and sprinkled the mix with astute observations of contemporary urban life. -what more can ask for.” –Maureen Jennings (author of the Murdoch Mysteries)
“Fast paced and entertaining…a great read.” –Shari Lapina

Stranglehold

“…his fourth and best.” –The Globe and Mail
“Rotenberg does rich work — full, and full-hearted, compelling and compassionate. And judging from Stranglehold’s final words, there’s more of this good work to come.” –London Free Press
“Readers of all descriptions will get off on Stranglehold’s courtroom drama…the action is authoritatively presented…and as twisty as anything from Perry Mason’s worst nightmares.”–The Toronto Star
“Author Robert Rotenberg was in the business of turning Toronto into fiction before Toronto became stranger than fiction.” –Metro News
“Robert Rotenberg’s latest whodunit sets up an uncannily corrupt Toronto.” –The Toronto Star
“Readers of all description will get off on Stranglehold’s crackerjack courtroom drama”… “the action is authoritatively presented…and as twisty as anything from Perry Mason’s worst nightmares.” –The Toronto Star
“Fans know that Rotenberg is a master of the classic courtroom drama, but he’s also highly knowledgeable about Canadian police procedure.” –The Globe and Mail

Stray Bullets

“…a cracking good story.” –The Toronto Star
“Rotenberg really knows how to build legal suspense” –The Globe & Mail
“…the entire unfolding and resolution of a tragic, sadly semi-familiar, crime-and-punishment tale shows a real pro of a writer, just getting better and better.” –The London Free Press
“Rotenberg’s work reads like an episode of Law and Order.” –The Chronicle Herald
“Rotenberg makes it his own with propulsive plotting, crisp, vivid, no-wasted-words writing, and, most importantly, distinct characters virtually all of whom make individual claims on a reader’s interest and empathy.” –The London Free Press
“Rotenberg really knows how to build legal suspense” –The Globe and Mail
“Rotenberg, a Toronto criminal lawyer who rents office space from Eddie Greenspan, has the credentials to write a crime novel built around the intricacies of Canada’s criminal trial system.” –The Toronto Star

Guilty Plea

“Rotenberg’s…courtroom drama is terrific” –Ian Rankin
“…a compulsive page-turner…his humanizing of seemingly obvious killers raises doubts in the reader at the same pace as it does for the jury.” –Maclean’s Magazine
“It’s a solid whodunit.” –The Winnipeg Free Press
“Rotenberg juggles the many plot elements with aplomb, unveiling each new surprise with care and patience.” –Quill & Quire
“Rotenberg has crafted an idealistic but gripping – and distinctly Canadian – portrait of how justice does and does not get done.” –The London Free Press
“He has learned to master the interesting interweaving of characters’ professional and personal lives into a fascinating story-line.” –The Toronto Sun
“Rotenberg is a real life criminal lawyer. The detail that he puts into his story, about the whole procedure from suspect to sentencing, is amazing.” –Linda Reads

Old City Hall

“Breathtaking…a tightly woven spiderweb of plot and a rich cast of characters make this a truly gripping read…Robert Rotenberg does for Toronto what Ian Rankin does for Edinburgh.” –Jeffrey Deaver
“Clever, complex, and filled with an engaging cast of characters, Old City Hall captures the vibrancy and soul of Toronto.” –Kathy Reichs
“It’s clear that Old City Hall has enough hidden motives and gumshoeing to make it a hard-boiled classic.” –The Globe & Mail
“The book has wowed pretty much everyone who’s read it…A finely paced, intricately written plot is matched by a kaleidoscope of the multicultural city’s locales and characters.” –Maclean’s
“Wonderfully written, the book provides a genuine insider’s view in the legal chess game of the criminal justice system.” – Edward L Greenspan Q.C.
“Splendid entertainment. Rotenberg knows his Toronto courts and jails and he knows his way around a legal thriller.” – Andrew Pyper
“Robert Rotenberg juggles a large cast and spins his twisty yarn efficiently.” –Entertainment Weekly

 

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