In a Shallow Grave
"A marvelous tour-de-force. A novel that engages as it entertains, draws the reader in as it draws something out of him. In other words, a very impressive book."
"Purdy may shock and offend some partisans of the well-trodden paths in fiction, but he will surely enchant the reader who values a new expression of a new feeling and experience in our very own times."
"His dialogue is the nearest thing to classical American colloquial I know."
""In a Shallow Grave is the most extraordinary piece of writing I've ever read."