'Formidable talent . . . not so much Reservoir Dogs, more agony aunt with the mind of Morse.'
'Jill Paton Walsh has created a Miss Marple for the 21st century.'
An entertaining read
A jewel in the traditional English detective mode... Ms. Morse has arrived
Imogen Quy positively sparkles on the page as an amateur sleuth.
In Imogen Quy, the author has created an admirable detective heroine, as unabashed as she is unaffected.
Paton Walsh plots deftly and writes intelligently . . . Sayers' many fans will be delighted.
Jill Paton Walsh demonstrates that the traditional ingredients of the woman sleuth, the academic background and a clever puzzle are still capable of being arranged into an entertaining and stimulating crime novel.
'This is a satisfyingly convoluted tale, involving a family tragedy that took place many years before, as well as some ingenious sleuthing on the part of Imogen. In addition to this series, Paton Walsh has written two novels that continue Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey series and there is the same scholarly sensibility and elegant way with a plot twist to be found in the living author's work as there is in that of the doyenne of detective fiction.'