“Many writers of crime fiction are giving their characters an ever growing laundry list of quirks to distract the reader from the age old tropes their characters embody. Jeannette Kantzalis has gone a different route, she writes her characters large, mythic, archetypal.
Her protagonist, Josephine Lillywhite, is not a femme fatale, she is THE femme fatale, she is ALL femme fatales. The Saint, the Monster and other archetypes act out their parts in her novel as well. Kantzalis has visited a wellspring of crime fiction that predates Thompson, Chandler, Doyle or even Poe, and she has returned with these symbol laden characters and placed them in a contemporary milieu with a feminine slant. This is a must read for any fan of the genre.”
– Neil McCrea, Author & Poet, writer of the Pushcart Prize nominated poetry collection Wisdom & Dust.
“JOSEPHINE THE OUTLAW KING is a blast of hardboiled goodness set in a present-day wild west filled with sudden violence and even deeper passions. Jeannette Kantzalis writes prose that wraps its unflinching hand around your guts and won’t let go. Like the endangered lovers in her relentless yet compassionate story, this lyrical book waits for you…”.
– Jeff Vintar, Screenwriter, I,Robot
“In a voice as authentic as it is vivid, in language supple, elastic and gritty as the landscape it depicts, this is a love story, an adventure, a yarn unlike any other. Josephine’s kingdom awaits. Consider yourself fortunate”.
–Akshat Verma, writer/director, Delhi Belly