"Castle's characters brim with zest and real feeling... Though the plot keeps the pages turning, the characters, major and minor, and the well-wrought historical details will make readers want to linger in the 16th century. A laugh-out loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre."
-- Kirkus, starred review
"Murder by Misrule is a delightful debut with characters that leap off the page,especially the brilliant if unwilling detective Francis Bacon and his street smart man Tom Clarady. Elizabeth Tudor rules, but Anna Castle triumphs."
-- Karen Harper, NY Times best-selling author of The Queen's Governess
"Well-researched... Murder by Misrule is also enormously entertaining; a mystery shot through with a series of misadventures, misunderstandings, and mendacity worthy of a Shakespearian comedy."
-- M. Louisa Locke, author of the Victorian San Francisco Mystery Series.
"Historical mystery readers take note: Murder by Misrule is a wonderful example of Elizabethan times brought to life...a blend of Sherlock Holmes and history."
--- D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review.