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