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.