What the Critics Say About Yvonne Fein’s APRIL FOOL
(Hodder Headline, 2001)
APRIL FOOL (An April Taub Investigation)
‘Journalist April is an underground Nazi hunter, working for a shadowy private agency that tracks down war criminals… April is a memorable creation, full of scorching cynicism, fond of indulging — ciggies, drink and sex — and wracked by guilty fury handed down by her dysfunctional Holocaust-survivor parents…
Feiin is an adventurous stylist, switching between pithy action action-driven narration, April’s scorching slant on the world and memory laden reflections on rage and vengeance.’
Andres Kabel, Sunday Age
‘Taub’s chase is not a romantic travelogue, but the hard, lonesome clutter of a ripping, nervy novel.’
Peter Kohn, Australian Jewish News
‘… a welcome and worthy entry into the pantheon of crime fiction… a darned fine thriller driven by a complex and appealing central character.’
Michael Jacobson , Gold Coast Bulletin
‘Fein’s style is punchy. This is taut and feisty writingsuffused by a crisp, dry-to-withering wit. April is the mistress of snappy one-liners and some delightful turns of idiomatic phrase.
‘This is a tightly plotted and twisting tale packed full of danger, suspense, kidnapping, murder, double-agents, mistaken identities, a love too late realised and a commando-style make-over.
‘In short, April Fool is un-put-downable.’
Shane Rowlands, Courrier Mail
Contact Yvonne at fradl[at]ozemail[dot]com[dot]au