"Graham's ingeniously constructed novels featuring Chief Inspector Barnaby are actually clever satires, closer to Robert Barnard than Agatha Christie in their cruel theatricality. Although Graham lets a few genuinely nice characters slip away unscathed, her lethal humor can be a bit of a shock for the unknowing reader who finds her among the cozies."
-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
"If Agatha Christie, Stephen King, and Maeve Binchy decided to collaborate, this might be the book they would write--a sort of police procedural, murder mystery, horror story, and English-village melodrama all in a single cover. It's an engaging, beguiling, surprising story with wonderfully drawn characters, laugh-aloud humor, sinister twists, and a splendidly multifaceted plot."-Booklist (starred review)
"Fans of the A&E series starring Inspector Barnaby will welcome this most attractive village cozy."-Library Journal
"With its...richly diverting characters, Graham's well-plotted ninth novel...has more in common with Dickens than with Conan Doyle."--Publishers Weekly