Fitzhugh is a strange and deadly amalgam of screenwriter and comic novelist and his facility and wit (and his taste for the perverse) put him in a league with Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard… He’s a honky-tonk O. Henry, or a Damon Runyon of the sour-beer circuit. [He] writes like the talking kind of writer, the kind you find presiding over dinner tables and enthroned on bar stools…the wit is…thick on the page and…the story unfolds like a tale spun by your black sheep uncle.
– THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
The action and punch lines come at a furious pace… all in all, this is sharp, sassy, read-in-one-sitting, laugh-out-loud literature.
– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A satisfying murder mystery and spoof of life in the [country music] industry, “Fender Benders” has a delightfully vicious spirit.
– USA TODAY
This one is funnier than Garth Brooks singing the best of Nine Inch Nails. Get ready to hee-haw. Bottom line: finger-pickin’ good.
– PEOPLE MAGAZINE
A lighthearted spin on a desperate tale — just like the best country songs. Grade: A-
– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Fitzhugh applies his school-of-Carl-Hiaasen technique to the capital of country music, dragging in enough characters to fill the stage at the Ryman Auditorium
– KIRKUS REVIEWS
In “Fender Benders” Fitzhugh pens a tale worthy of the Grand Ole Opry.
– PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Fitzhugh keeps the reader off-kilter… by bending the rules a little, [he] delivers a darn cool novel that is buoyed by the author’s deliciously odd sense of humor.
– SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL