"Historically accurate, sardonically observant.... Monahan keeps the pace brisk and Le Brun's wit up front as he weaves a clever and socially conscious yarn." - Providence Journal-Bulletin
"Utterly satisfying.... A charming period mystery." - The Wall Street Journal
"An old-fashioned page turner of the best sort." - Indianapolis Star & News
"Monahan keeps a perfect feeling of the period...Altogether entertaining." - Gahan Wilson,Playboy
"Monahan's rich attention to detail and his genuinely unique character, the quietly annoying and tenacious Le Brun, make this novel an interesting read." - Rapport
"Combines a compelling mystery with fascinating characters from the very top levels of society in 1899 America. Readers will find themselves enjoying the rich period atmosphere at least as much as the crime solving. A first-class yarn." - Booklist
"Vastly entertaining, with surprises and reverses at every turn." - Tampa Tribune Times
"...a fascinating peek into the past.... A spirited hero, a clever killer, and rich period detail all add to the entertainment." - Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
" In his mystery debut, horror novelist Monahan offers a stalwart hero, an interesting tale, and generally efficient storytelling." -Kirkus Reviews
"...a leisurely intertwining of historical figures and events with fictional characters in what proves to be an entertaining whodunit." - Chicago Sun-Times--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Brent Monahan is the author of half a dozen previous novels, including The Book of Common Dread. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.