Reviews and acclaim for the Mattie Winston series:
"WORKING STIFF has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance - and a heroine who's guaranteed to walk off with your heart. Mattie Winston is an unforgettable character who has me begging for a sequel. Annelise Ryan, are you listening?"
~ Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author of THE KEEPSAKE
"Sex and scatology are the order of the day as a newly minted Deputy Coroner tries to clear a former colleague of murder....But when radiology tech Erik Tolliver is accused of murdering his estranged wife Shannon, waitress at local eatery Dairy Airs, Mattie gets down to business, enlisting her lecherous brother-in-law Lucien to defend her fellow health-care worker while she searches for other solutions to the grisly crime."
~ Kirkus Reviews on SCARED STIFF
"The pseudonymous Ryan, herself an R.N., smoothly blends humor, distinctive characters, and authentic forensic detail."
~ Publishers Weekly on FROZEN STIFF
"The pseudonymous Ryan, a real-life ER RN, ... shows growing skill at mixing humor with CSI-style crime."
~ Publishers Weekly on SCARED STIFF
"Ryan, the pseudonym of a Wisconsin emergency nurse, brings her professional expertise to her crisp debut."
~ Publishers Weekly on WORKING STIFF
"Ryan has a good eye for forensic and medical detail, and Mattie gets past her Big Girl complex to be the woman of the hour in her third outing."
~ Library Journal on FROZEN STIFF
"This has the makings of an appealing series on multiple fronts..."
~ Booklist on SCARED STIFF
"... a debut that is both funny and intricately plotted."
~ Clues Unlimited on WORKING STIFF
"Ryan mixes science and great storytelling in this cozy series featuring ER nurse turned coroner Mattie Winston. The forensic details ring true and add substance to this fast-paced and funny mystery. Good plotting and relationship drama keep the mystery rolling, while Mattie’s humorous take on life provides many comedic moments."
~Romantic Times on FROZEN STIFF
"Mattie Winston is a likable, humorous heroine with whom readers will readily identify."
~ Romantic times on SCARED STIFF
"Mattie Winston's life in small-town Sorenson, Wis., is anything but dull after she takes the job as deputy coroner. Mattie is klutzy and endearing, and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments."
~ Romantic Times on WORKING STIFF
"Fast-paced action and Ryan’s sharp wit make the latest Mattie Winston mystery a winner. Well plotted and filled with intriguing characters, the developments in Mattie’s relationship with her police detective boyfriend really shine in this story. Their romance runs the gamut of obstacles, and there’s an unexpected twist at the end."
~ Romantic Times on LUCKY STIFF
"Sassy, sexy, and suspenseful, Annelise Ryan knocks 'em dead in her wry and original WORKING STIFF."
~ Carolyn Hart, author of DARE TO DIE
"Move over Stephanie Plum. Make way for Mattie Winston, the funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever. I loved every minute I spent with her in this sharp and sassy debut mystery."
~ Laura Levine, author of KILLER CRUISE
Reviews for Cold White Fury:
"Amos loads her story with intricate details that lead to a knockout ending, and she breathes life into Jennifer and Tanner through scenes filled with maternal instinct and preadolescent innocence. This tender relationship between mother and son remains the only certainty in a novel filled with convincing twists."
~ Publishers Weekly
"High action suspense likely to appeal to Dean Koontz fans."
~ Toronto Star
"Plot twists, murders, mind control and poltergeist-like disturbances make for an intense read in which the blood all but sticks to the soles of your shoes."
~ Richmond Times-Dispatch
Reviews for Second Sight:
"Writing from inside Marlie's mind, Amos (Cold White Fury) ably shows Marlie's attitude develop from an understandable after-surgery bitchiness to the focused thoughtfulness required of a reporter."
~ Publishers Weekly
"The clever Ms. Amos combines cutting edge technology with new age philosophy to create an exciting and unique thriller."
~ Romantic Times
Reviews for Eyes of Night:
"Tapping into primal fears of abduction and experimentation, Beth Amos expertly builds the tension into a crescendo of danger and fear that will thrill readers everywhere!"
~ Romantic Times
"From the first page, with its heart-stopping suspense, this novel moves. Amos is treading on high ground here and has written a superior novel. The action never lags as the secrets and terror mount. EYES OF NIGHT is a page-turner of both escapism and psychological insight. Since Amos works in the medical profession, it is no surprise that the medical thriller aspect of EYES OF NIGHT rings true, and her storytelling shines. Don't miss EYES OF NIGHT. It will keep you guessing and turning pages right up until its final moments."
~ Douglas Clegg, Reviewer, BarnesandNoble.com