“Engrossing…Filled with art lore and plenty of Milan local color, this standalone will keep readers turning the pages.” —Publishers Weekly
“Great Milanese backgrounds, literate dialogue among characters whose appearances are described to the last jot and tittle, pleasingly shifting alliances…” —Kirkus Reviews
“Classy work, deserving patience.” —Booklist
About the Author
Aaron Elkins’s mysteries and thrillers have earned him an Edgar, an Agatha, a Nero Wolfe Award, and a Malice Domestic Lifetime Achievement Award. His nonfiction works have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, the New York Times magazine, and Writer’s Digest.
A former anthropology professor, Elkins is known for starting the forensic-mystery genre with his 1982 novel, Fellowship of Fear. He currently serves as the anthropological consultant for the Olympic Peninsula Cold Case Task Force in Washington State.
Elkins lives in Washington with his wife, Charlotte—his occasional collaborator—who is also an Agatha winner.