“A compulsively readable whodunit fronted by one of the most reliably intriguing characters to grace the pages of the genre.” –Booklist
"Once again, Tremayne ... presents a detailed, readable depiction of life in ancient times with a clever mystery neatly woven into the plot."
"The writing and sense of place are as assured as ever, as is Tremayne’s ingenuity at crafting a traditional whodunit."
"[Tremayne's] information and research are impeccable.... He is not just an excellent scholar, however, but a wonderful writer, and this will appeal not just to historical fans but also anyone who wants a riveting mystery."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)