There is a freshness about [Perry's] writing which makes it truly exceptional
A page-turning thriller...blending compelling plotting with superbly realized human emotion and exquisite period detail
A brilliant Victorian police procedural in which well-realized characters and settings are fascinating in themselves
A truly unusual mystery
Engrossing...The book gallops to a dramatic conclusion
Redolent with Victorian atmosphere
Praise for Anne Perry: 'Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries are marvels of plot construction'
Elegantly constructed and nail-bitingly tense