“This lively and slightly idiosyncratic heroine, the sometimes exotic California surrounds, and the complicated plotting make this series debut essential.” (Library Journal)
“Thumbs up to newcomer Kandel’s series for its snappy dialogue and carefully worked-out plot.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“A well-spun plot and clever writing.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Cece Caruso is the new girl on the mystery block, and is she ever a hoot....lively reading.” (Rocky Mountain News)
“This first novel straddles, rather elegantly, the genres of ‘chick-lit beach book’ and ‘smart mystery.’” (LA Weekly)
“This is a book that would make Perry Mason proud.” (Mystery Scene)
About the Author
Susan Kandel is a former art critic for the Los Angeles Times. She has taught at New York University and UCLA, and served as editor of the international journal artext. She lives in West Hollywood, California, with her husband, two daughters, and dog.