"An ambitious, satisfying historical mystery." Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging, fully developed characters bring us back to another century to pose thought-provoking questions about social norms and challenging authority." Foreword Magazine
"Sullivan brings the pace of the thriller within a mystery that has many turns. Graven Images is a page turner that will leave fans on the edge of their seat." Suspense Magazine
"The portrait of a closed society in Graven Images is fascinating in itself. Add a few juicy secrets, a couple of murders, and an engaging midwife/sleuth and you have an engrossing mystery novel that will leave readers wanting more."
Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries
"In Graven Images, Eleanor Sullivan transcends the usual historical mystery by reminding us that it takes more than laws to safeguard the rights of women--it takes courageous hearts. The result is a book both thought-provoking and entertaining."
Joanna Campbell Slan, author of The Jane Eyre Chronicles
"Graven Images is a beautifully written, intricately crafted mystery that will keep you guessing right to its rousing conclusion. Prepare to be drawn into the intriguing world of the Separatists and utterly beguiled by Adelaide, the midwife, healer, and indomitable woman sleuth who solves murder in a society where you'd least expect it. Highly recommended!"
Sue Owens Wright, Braced for Murder (The Beanie and Cruiser Mysteries)
From the Author
Ever wondered what life was like in the early 19th century? Come along with me to experience the work and lives of 19th century settlers in a rural Ohio village who escaped religious persecution in their native Germany to carve a prosperous community out of the wilderness. Into this world comes Adelaide, a spunky, determined midwife, and her husband, Benjamin, who wants only to preserve harmony. Until murder interrupts their lives.