“A top-notch mystery, engaging throughout and quite moving at the end.” —Publishers Weekly
“Nanette Hayes may be the most charismatic crime fiction heroine to appear in the last decade.” —Booklist
“Charlotte Carter blends street savvy with wry urbanity.” —The New York Times
“This Grace Jones lookalike with a degree in French is a splendid creation.” —The Sunday Telegraph
“Charlotte Carter has . . . the practiced discipline needed to craft functional, human sentences which flow one into the next without embellishment or posturing.” —Crime Times
About the Author
M. R. James (1862–1936) is considered the father of the British ghost story. Before gaining fame as a fiction writer, James had a career as a respected scholar of the medieval period. With the release of his Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, James built a reputation in horror literature that has gone on to inspire greats such as H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Stephen King. James later became provost of Eton College from 1918 until his death in 1936. He is buried in Eton.