"When Ruth Rendell, already the best mystery writer in the English-speaking world, launched a second byline, Barbara Vine, she actually stepped up her writing level."
"Unequivocally the most brilliant mystery novelist of our times. She magnificently triumphs in a style that is uniquely hers and mesmerizing."
-- Patricia Cornwell
"Barbara Vine has transcended her genre by her remarkable imaginative power to explore and illuminate the dark corners of the human psyche."
-- P. D. James
"One of the finest practitioners of her craft in the English-speaking world."
-- Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review
"A writer whose work should be read by anyone who enjoys brilliant mysteries or distinguished literature."
-- Scott Turow