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Articles on Tori Eldridge and The Ninja Daughter

The Veracity and Heart of Modern Action Thrillers
Crime Reads essay by Tori Eldridge

The Thrill Begins Featured Interview
Cathy Perkins interviews Tori Eldridge about The Ninja Daughter

Modern-Day Ninja and a Debut Novel
Elena Taylor interviews Tori Eldridge

Library Journal Starred Review and Mystery Debut of the Month
Eldridge’s The Ninja Daughter receives double honor.

Publishers Weekly Rave Review for The Ninja Daughter
PW Mystery/Thriller Book Review

The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge
Criminal Element book review by Brian Bandell

Ojo – Writers to Watch
Tori Eldridge interviewed on

Tori Eldridge on The Gritty Gritty Podcast
Tori speaks with Dharma Kelleher about the ninja arts, crime fiction, writing action and violence, and so much more. Very entertaining!

BookBub – The Most Anticipated Thrillers of the Fall 2019
Kristina Wright says, “This original and fast-paced action thriller is high on our fall to-be-read list!”

Agora Books Debut Authors and Publishers on Authors on the Air
Host Pam Stack chats with authors Tori Eldridge, John Vercher, Patricia Smith, and publisher Jason Pinter, and Agora Books Editor/Chief Chantelle Amée Osman.

Tori Eldridge Discusses The Ninja Daughter on BookSwell Intersections
Host Cody Sisco interviews Tori in the Los Angeles Central Library

Author & Real Life Ninja Tori Eldridge Discusses Empowerment
Writers on the Beat with host, Gavin Reese

A Dialogue on City Culture and Diversity
Author Conversation in Mystery Tribune

A Few Words with Tori Eldridge, a Modern Ninja
Rich Ehisen interviews Tori Eldridge about her new book, cultural biases in publishing, and the life of a modern day ninja.

See the covers for three thrillers bringing diversity to crime fiction
Exclusive Cover Reveal for The Ninja Daughter on Entertainment Weekly

A new publishing imprint aims to bring diversity to mystery thrillers
Article in the New York Post

Indie Press Polis Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint Agora Books
Interview with Matt Coleman on Book Riot

Polis Books Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint
Announcement in Publishers Weekly

Unusual Suspects – crime fiction that explores important issues of our time…
Excitement for The Ninja Daughter, Three-Fifths, and Remember on Book Riot

Polis Books Launching Agora Imprint
Article in Shelf Awareness

New Imprint Agora Set To Bring More Diverse Voices To Crime Fiction
Article in Mystery Tribune

More Praise

“Eldridge’s stunningly ambitious debut juggles sub-plots as deftly as it does cultures. As beautifully realized as it is emotionally wrought, THE NINJA DAUGHTER is both striking in its originality and shattering in its ultimate impact.”
―Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the CAITLIN STRONG SERIES and the MURDER, SHE WROTE SERIES

“With THE NINJA DAUGHTER, Tori Eldridge has created a heroine to love… and to fear! Lily’s quest to protect the women of L.A. left me breathless, and Eldridge’s snappy, down-to-earth prose kept me flipping pages.”
Rachel Howzell Hall, author of THEY ALL FALL DOWN and the critically-acclaimed DETECTIVE LOU NORTON SERIES

“In THE NINJA DAUGHTER, Tori Eldridge serves up a full platter of thrills, featuring an intriguing cross-cultural vigilante with strong ties to her family and a complex and equally compelling assassin as her deadly foil. I hope she brings both back soon.”
–F. Paul Wilson, NY Times bestselling author of THE VOID PROTOCOL (The ICE Sequence) and acclaimed Repairman Jack series.

“You’ve never read anything like THE NINJA DAUGHTER before. And the author, Tori Eldridge, is more than qualified to tell the story. A long-time practitioner of martial arts herself, she brings credibility and accuracy to the character of Lily – with just enough artistic license to keep things fun and rollicking. If you like adventure, martial arts, and captivating heroines, THE NINJA DAUGHTER is for you!”
―Jack Hoban, Subject Matter Expert for the United States Marine Corp Martial Arts Program and 10th degree black belt in Ninjutsu.

“Complex and engaging, THE NINJA DAUGHTER is a real page-turner with action aplenty but also depth and heart. Lily Wong makes a vividly intriguing heroine with some serious ninja skills. Charlie Fox would team up with her in a heartbeat.”
―Zoë Sharp, author of the acclaimed CHARLIE FOX THRILLER SERIES

“Lily Wong, the heroine of Tori Eldridge’s debut thriller, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, is Jack Reacher—if Reacher were petite, female, and Asian—smart, skilled, and relentless; a passionate fighter on behalf of women who are in too deep to save themselves. THE NINJA DAUGHTER is an exceptional first novel, offering readers a tense and fascinating look into a culture and a world that most of us have never seen. I loved this book!”
–Karen Dionne, international bestselling author of THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER

“THE NINJA DAUGHTER’s unrelenting action take readers on a non-stop thrill ride. Eldridge combines the honor and discipline of Eastern morays with the cynicism and justice-seeking drive of Western lore to create a spellbinding character, Lily Wong. You’ll want this ninja on your side.”
International Bestseller K.J. Howe, author of THE FREEDOM BROKER and SKYJACK

“Tori Eldridge’s THE NINJA DAUGHTER is an impressive debut novel—written with heartfelt, personal conviction and a sense-of-place that few first thrillers achieve.”
―Raymond Benson, acclaimed author of THE BLACK STILETTO 5-book serial and BLUES IN THE DARK

“Resourceful and fierce, Lily Wong fights for women who desperately need her help—a true Ninja Warrior. She took me on a wild ride I will never forget.”
―J. Carson Black, New York Times Bestselling Author of THE SHOP

“Tori Eldridge reinvents Mickey Spillane toughness in THE NINJA DAUGHTER. A Thoroughly enjoyable romp with the new literary ball of ninja thunder.”
Weston Ochse, Award-winning author of SEAL TEAM 666

“Tori Eldridge is a natural storyteller whose work is beautifully written and heartbreakingly intense. Her debut novel, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, is a hard-hitting story so gritty and real you feel it in your teeth.”
Pam Stack, Executive Producer of Authors on the Air Global Radio Network