Praise for Road Kill

                               "Norgard's attention to detail with regard to both character and setting elevates Road Kill far above a typical hard-boiled detective story, and fans of mysteries with memorable leads will find much to like in its mix of hard-boiled, funny, and haunted.[A] polished and compelling character-driven mystery." ~Publisher's Weekly (Click for full review.)

EDITOR'S PICK
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"This well-executed sequel with a striking detective demands a third installment." ~Kirkus Reviews (click for full review.)

Prepare yourself for a wild ride in this latest Sidney Reed Mystery from R.J. Norgard. Road Kill grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go until the very end. In his follow up to Trophy Kill, Norgard brings the north frontier to life again, along with a well-drawn cast of characters including a moose, a Subaru, a sexy journalist, a family of meth dealers, and an array of colorful locals befitting their raw environment. Wisecracking PI Sidney Reed is ever charming, and his knack for finding trouble as he wrestles his personal demons continues in this action-packed mystery. Road Kill is a thoroughly entertaining page turner that leaves you eager for more of this detective series.." ~ Pudding Magazine

Must Read🏆 With its intriguing plot, non-stop action, and great characters, Road Kill is a stellar follow-up to the author's debut novel, Trophy Kill!" ~Karen Sidall - reviewing for Reedsy Discovery (click for full review.)

Praise for Trophy Kill

"Norgard does a solid job of making genre conventions feel fresh. A sympathetic lead and nuanced characterizations bode well for future series entries." ~ Publisher's Weekly (click for full review)

"[Trophy Kill] is classic, old-school detective fiction. A beautiful woman. Murder and mystery. Lots of booze and hangovers. Wonderful descriptions of the Alaskan countryside and weather and an array of fascinating people who populate this wilderness. It's a page-turner . . ." ~ Pudding Magazine (Click for full review)

"In this accomplished novel, Norgard brings his own experience as a local-newspaper reporter and a private investigator to bear on a mystery that he imbues with a palpable sense of place . . . An offbeat mystery story that builds a strong stage for future whodunits." ~ Kirkus (Click for full review)

  "Just as Stieg Larsson's Millennium series is enriched by its Swedish backdrop, R.J. Norgard uses the stark, extreme setting of Alaska to set the tone for his taut thriller. Fans of Larsson's Mikael Blomkvist will make fast friends with P.I. Sidney Reed, the novel's damaged, witty protagonist." ~ Julia Watts, author of Quiver

"Trophy Kill is exciting, well-paced, and sprinkled with that special surly humor characteristic of a hard-boiled detective telling us his story in the first person. But what makes this one stand out--way out--among who-dun-its is Norgard's treatment of his hero. Sidney Reed is not one of those cardboard cut-outs who is content to make clever quips designed to help us pretend he is real. Right along with the development of the plot, Reed evolves as a person any of us might recognize. I highly recommend Trophy Kill." ~ Patrick Lawrence O'Keeffe, author of Cold Air Return

"Alaska's rugged unforgiving terrain keeps the reader turning pages, but it's Reed's coming to grips with his own trauma that makes this more than a detective's who-done-it. Norgard's subtle and lightly-placed clues are the kind a reader long remembers when the puzzle pieces finally fit." ~ Joseph G. Anthony, author of A Wounded Snake