"Overholt's novel captures the tone of [early] 20th-century New York in a deeply pleasing way. Strong, flowing prose and captivating characters ... pull the reader in to the very last page. A well-paced whodunit full of dark secrets and fascinating intrigue." Kirkus, Starred Review
"Backed by meticulous research and presented with acute attention to detail, the novel ... shines like a star in a highly competitive genre ... Even a seasoned reader of murder mysteries will be surprised at the number of false conclusions one can reach when [reading] Overholt's debut novel." ForeWord Clarion Review, 5 Stars
"I had to put my life on hold until I'd finished it. What a satisfying finish...and what a smooth, complex, enlightening, riveting journey. A Deadly Affection
is masterfully crafted, a delightful combination of suspense and romance. I cannot wait for Overholt's next novel." Historical Novels Review
About the Author
Cuyler Overholt worked as a litigation attorney and freelance business writer before turning to fiction. A Deadly Affection
, her first novel, received ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Award and the Next Generation Indie Book Award for best mystery. The author's interest in old New York was sparked by the reminiscences of her grandmother, whose life spanned over a century of the city's history. She lives with her husband, a psychologist, in the hills of Northwestern Connecticut, where she is working on her second novel.