Formidable talent . . . not so much Reservoir Dogs, more agony aunt with the mind of Morse
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
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
Jill Paton Walsh has created a Miss Marple for the 21st century
Paton Walsh plots deftly and writes intelligently
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.