“An enthralling read. . . . Informative and entertaining. . . . A delight.” –The Washington Post
“Fascinating. . . . Plenty of intellectual enjoyment and reading pleasure.” –Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Cutting-edge forensic evidence. . . . The story is carefully documented, and the science behind the men’s work is clearly laid out.” –Science News
“Stunning. . . . A brilliant, readable, and original historical work that ought to convince readers that one of history’s greatest scientists committed a cold-blooded murder.” –National Review
“A fascinating story, told simply and elegantly.” –The Washington Times
“Compellingly interesting.” –The Weekly Standard
“Like a historical CSI team, [the Gilders] make a very good case.” –BookPage
“Crisply written. . . . Kepler himself would surely have loved the Gilders’ book.” –The Washington Post
“Clearly prodigious research went into the writing of this book, and all the more merit goes to the Gilders for making such an important part of history so admirably accessible. If you have the slightest interest in how our civilization came into being, then Heavenly Intrigue
is absolutely essential reading.” –Crisis Magazine
“Sharp-eyed sleuthing. . . . [The authors’] remarkable detective work will win praise from mystery buffs and historians alike.” –Booklist
“Compelling. . . . Well-written.” –Journal of the History of Astronomy
About the Author
Joshua Gilder has worked as a magazine editor, White House speechwriter, and State Department official and is the author, most recently, of the novel Ghost Image.
Anne-Lee Gilder was formerly a producer and investigative reporter for German television. They live outside Washington, D.C.