AUTHORS

Patrick Hoffman

Patrick Hoffman is a writer and private investigator based in New York. He recently moved from San Francisco where he worked as an investigator, with the last five years spent at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office. This is his debut novel.
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REVIEWS

Filled with epic twists and savage turns, the pace is relentless, and Hoffman's drive sets fire to the pages as he crawls across the sinister black underbelly of the Californian dream... Exhilarating and powerful.
Daily Mail

Exhilarating crime debut... Hoffman's crime plot doesn't just thicken, it boils with surprise after surprise and suspense as tight as a noose.
San Francisco Chronicle

The White Van, with its quick and scary turns, provides a hell of a ride; the action never stops - even after the final page.
Wall Street Journal

A nifty bit of noir set in the mean streets of San Francisco... a juicily dark thriller.
Weekend Sport

A heist propels Hoffman's outstanding first novel... Hoffman, who spent years working as a PI in San Francisco, writes with great authority about the city's seamy side and the grim realities of life for its down-on-their-luck denizens.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

My favourite debut of 2015 so far... His careful, pared-down prose is a delight... The White Van is a caperish delight, channelling Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake to exhilarating and unexpected effect.John O'Connell
Guardian

Stuffed with truly shocking twists.
Entertainment Weekly

Patrick Hoffman's intricate, hallucinatory second novel is a thrill ride of noir pleasures.
Irish Times

This violent, twisting tale by a former private eye is gripping and feels 100 per cent authentic.
The Sun

A highly entertaining high-octane and exceptionally violent Donald Westlake-like crime caper told with real verve and wit
Irish Independent

Astonishing... a mind-bending, attention-demanding narrative as full of shocks and surprises as an LSD party
Wall Street Journal

With its hard-boiled shenanigans and soft-minded crooks, Hoffman's follow-up to The White Van is another strong and original addition to the crime fiction genre.
Kirkus Reviews

Filled with epic twists and savage turns, the pace is relentless, and Hoffman's drive sets fire to the pages as he crawls across the sinister black underbelly of the Californian dream... Exhilarating and powerful.
Daily Mail on THE WHITE VAN

Exhilarating crime debut... Hoffman's crime plot doesn't just thicken, it boils with surprise after surprise and suspense as tight as a noose.
San Francisco Chronicle on THE WHITE VAN

The White Van, with its quick and scary turns, provides a hell of a ride; the action never stops - even after the final page.
Wall Street Journal

A nifty bit of noir set in the mean streets of San Francisco... a juicily dark thriller.
Weekend Sport on THE WHITE VAN

My favourite debut of 2015 so far... His careful, pared-down prose is a delight... The White Van is a caperish delight, channelling Elmore Leonard and Donald Westlake to exhilarating and unexpected effect.
Guardian

Hoffman has crafted a powerful, albeit bleak, crime novel.
Booklist

When Hoffman takes off his detecting hat, he's closer to Denis Johnson than to Elmore Leonard.
The Paris Review

Patrick Hoffman's second novel... about the tangled web of criminal drug trafficking enterprises behind a single murder, crackles with authenticity
San Francisco Magazine