Frank Dragovic prefers to call himself a detective, not a private investigator, because, as he sees it, you can investigate until the cows come home and not detect a damn thing. In Dirty Proof Frank is hired by Suzanne Quering, typesetter at the Chicago Truth-Examiner, to prove that she couldn't have pushed newspaper executive Ralph Blasingame to his death, into the web presses. Frank agrees to take the case, thinking his client is innocent . . . maybe. Buy now.
Dragovic is an enlightened detective: health-conscious but wise-cracking, and not above falling for his attractive client. Dragovic — who calls himself a detective and not a private investigator because "you can investigate until the cows come home and not detect a damned thing" — also makes a charming, savvy narrator. The author juggles this mystery's many colorful characters and settings . . . with an adept hand. Unexpected twists and turns in the story line keep the list of suspects high.
— Publishers Weekly