"Manchette is legend among all of the crime writers I know, and with good reason: his novels never fail to stun and thrill from page one."
–Duane Swierczynski, Author of Expiration Date
"Manchette called crime novels 'the great moral literature of our time.' Manchette pushes the Situationist strategy of dérive
to the point of comic absurdity, throwing a wrench into the workings of their main characters' lives and gleefully recording the anarchy that results."
–Jennifer Howard, Boston Review
"Cool, compact, and shockingly original."
–Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
"In France, which long ago embraced American crime fiction, thrillers are referred to as polars
. And in France the godfather and wizard of polars
is Jean-Patrick Manchette. . . . [H]e's a massive figure. . . . There is gristle here, there is bone." –The Boston Globe