What people are saying about the Simon Canderous series

"Simon Canderous is a reformed thief and a psychometrist.  By turns despondent over his luck with the ladies (not always living) and his struggle with the hierarchy of his mysterious department (not always truthful), Simon's life veers from crisis to crisis.  Following Simon's adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it's well worth the wear and tear."   -Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, aka HBO's True Blood 

"Simon Canderous is the kind of guy who can do magical things with his hands…literally. With only his wry sarcasm, self-deprecating humor and preternatural 'talent' for Psychometry to keep him out of trouble, Simon navigates the supernatural underbelly of New York City with a style and panache worthy of a thousand sequels." -Amber Benson, author of the Calliope Reaper-Jones series and co-author of the Ghosts of Albion 

"Urban fantasy with a wink and a nod. Anton Strout has written a good- hearted send-up of the urban fantasy genre. Dead To Me is a genuinely fun book with a fresh and firmly tongue-in-cheek take on the idea of paranormal police. The laughs are frequent as are the wry smiles. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next." -Kelly McCullough, author of Cybermancy, Webmage and Codespell 

"Real magic in a real, gritty world and a hero whose moral compass wavers--delightful!" -Tamora Pierce, NY Times bestselling writer "Part Ghostbusters, part Men-in-Black, Strout’s debut is both dark and funny, with quirky characters, an emine
ntly likable protagonist, and the comfortable, familiar voice of a close friend. His mix of (mostly) secret bureaucratic bickering and offbeat action shows New York like we’ve never seen it before. Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going to want to keep this one!" -Rachel Vincent, author of Stray and Rogue