Neon Dragon is a beautifully written novel that shows how tight thrillers and elegant writing are not mutually exclusive. Dobbyn’s writing is fast, smart, and exotic. With his hero, the aptly named Knight, Dobbyn has proven that the spirit of Perry Mason is alive and well and has developed a deeper conscience.

Readers of early John Grisham and Jeremiah Healy will enjoy Dobbyn's debut for his insider knowledge of the legal system.

If you like full-speed ahead legal thrillers, you will love Neon Dragon. John F. Dobbyn has created an extraordinary hero in former prosecutor Michael Knight, an up-from-the-streets kid with two Harvard degrees behind his shingle. The dialogue exchanges crackle, and the humor is truly funny. Run―don't walk―to buy this terrific first novel.

author of The Only Good Lawyer

Dobbyn's humor, pacing, and turn of phrase just may knock Grisham out of the front seat of the legal thriller roller coaster.

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Frame-Up is an electrifying thriller.

Knight has a sharp wit and a gift of gab that he uses to exploit the enmity between and within the rival gangs…it’s difficult to believe that anything terrible could happen to a clever lad flashing so much good old Irish blarney.

Some writers are notable for their storytelling flair, some for their ability to bring characters to life, some for the lyrical quality of their prose. In John F. Dobbyn, all three talents combine.

Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine

Boston attorneys Michael Knight and Lex Devlin are back with a case that starts local and goes global. Once again, John F. Dobbyn has crafted a first-rate legal thriller that's both topical and timeless.”―Linda Landrigan, Editor, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

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From its characters who go straight to the heart, to its intriguing settings, to its plot with more jolting twists than a Boston Street, Black Diamond takes you on a non-stop ride that keeps you gripping the wheel.

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Knight has a sharp wit and a gift of gab that he uses to exploit the enmity between and within the rival gangs…it’s difficult to believe that anything terrible could happen to a clever lad flashing so much good old Irish blarney.

...the Boston setting; a self-effacing hero with more nerve than muscle; carefully drawn, three-dimensional secondary characters; and the way the seemingly simple plot mushrooms into full-blown chaos. A very entertaining entry in what one hopes will be a long-running series.

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Deadly Diamonds is an exciting, well-written, colorful, and thoroughly delightful gangster story, one fit to sit on a shelf between the works of Jimmy Breslin and Mario Puzo.  

ForeWord Reviews

Dobbyn's Deadly Diamonds is a Beantown beauty of a story, sometimes served with a Guinness and at other times with a Chianti, depending on which of the many warring, sleazebag mobsters Dobbyn's lead character is confronting.

Thriller fans are sure to cheer as captivating characters navigate the swerves and curves at a breathless pace.

Deadly Reviews

Dobbyn manages to tie the two story lines together in a secure knot in this fiercely violent story that somehow also tugs at the heartstrings. This should appeal to fans of Tess Gerritsen, Jon Land, and Dennis Lehane.

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Fatal Odds does everything right: a nail-biting plot to keep you turning pages, characters that shine brighter with every twist and turn, and a ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity that will leave you shocked. Here is a novel that expertly mixes thrills and smarts and will have you clamoring for more from this author. I know I want more.

New York Times Best-Selling Author

What a sting! What a climax! Fatal Odds has it all. It is an exciting read. I loved it!

FATAL ODDS by John F. Dobbyn, which combines the reality of smuggling wild and endangered animals into the United States along with horse races being fixed, is an exciting thriller that will keep you reading far into the night. Don't miss this one.

Boston attorneys Michael Knight and Lex Devlin are back with a case that starts local and goes global. Once again, John F. Dobbyn has crafted a first-rate legal thriller that's both topical and timeless.

Editor-In-Chief, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

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“This rapid pace adventure delivers equal quantities of action, history, secrets, and conspiracies. Definitely an entertaining romp.”

Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author

​“[In High Stakes,] Dobbyn breathes fresh life into hoary thriller conventions, often with a touch of humor."

— Booklist

"John Dobbyn knows how to write a thriller, with intriguing characters, well-timed wit, and suspense that doesn't quit."

— Lisa Scottoline, New York Times Best Selling Author of Someone Knows

“This is for those who like action-packed escapist fiction, spiced with a dash of Dracula lore.”

— Publishers Weekly

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