“Don McLellan is the kind of wise, well-travelled writer we don't see much of these days…he earns the right to be included in the exotic tradition of Hemingway, Maugham and Graham Greene. Like all memorable writing, his stories take us to another world and hold us there. Spare and subtle, they will linger in your mind long after the last page.”
— John Lekich, Governor General's Award finalist for The Losers' Club
“In the Quiet After Slaughter is full of unforeseen and amusing moments served up well in strong narratives…It all makes for an informative blend of history and fiction, rolled together by McLellan’s efficient storytelling.”
— Matthew Firth, author of Suburban Pornography, in the Danforth Review
“The melody in the prose, mesmerizing characters…A terrific achievement…I consider In the Quiet After Slaughter one of the pleasures of my reading life.”
— Mike McRanor, executive editor (ret.), Vancouver Sun
“I just finished reading what is probably one of the best books I have ever read…It’s all there. (Some of the stories) reminded me of American Graffiti, others reminded me of A Christmas Story. Ed’s Garage had me laughing long after I had finished reading it; the same could be said about Fugitive…Excellent writing from an independent, unknown author who shouldn’t be…five stars!
— Brian Bianco, author of Dressed for a Kill