...wildly satisfying and funny ... Buckley places his story in an historical context, so we have some of the early bit players in the colonies making appearances. But the author cannot help but keep close to his satirical roots ... The Judge Hunter is a satisfying romp through America in the 1600s.
...civilized, light entertainment ... The Judge Hunter, then, is a historical novel, albeit one that adopts the breezy, cheeky manner of George MacDonald Fraser’s accounts of the Victorian scoundrel Flashman ... This new novel reminds us that every sort of prejudice, brutality and fanaticism formed part of the tangled root-ball of our nation ... an enjoyable, if slightly uneven patchwork of the comic, serious, satirical, historical, tragic and utterly inconsequential.