“Replete with well-drawn characters…Nothing spoils the fun of this thoroughly engrossing whodunit, [which introduces] one of the boldest and most likable female sleuths.”
"Small Raise presents a complicated plot and a lot of intriguing ad business colleagues, and introduces Simona’s “When in doubt, cook” philosophy. My kind of woman."
—Joyce Christmas, Mysterious Women
"Crespi has a light touch with location and atmosphere, and her characters are far from the staid characters often found in series books."
—Ellen Nehr, Murder Ad Lib
“Ms. Crespi truly shines in the humor department. Realistic and richly detailed…Crespi will undoubtedly win a following among those who become acquainted with her heroine.”
—Stevanne Carter, Mostly Murder