A remote Shropshire town is beset by wartime demons even more insidious than the Third Reich....A fascinating look at a small town mired in the past and confronting the future - with a bombshell ending.(Kirkus Reviews on The Guardian Stones, the first Grace Baxter mystery)
This is such a good historical mystery series. Reed hits all the high notes with a spunky, savvy heroine, small town idiosyncracies and a tumultuous time in world history.(Rosemary Smith NetGalley)
Reed (a pseudonym for the wife-and-husband writing team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer) handles the wartime setting (rife with paranoia) and the woman-in-a-man's-world theme with equal skill. A fine period mystery.(David Pitt Booklist)
The characters in Ruined Stones are well drawn and quite realistic. The World War II setting was quite compelling and pulled you into the heart of the story very quickly. I found this to be a dark and brooding setting that really highlighted the twisted story line. A mystery with dark and dangerous undercurrents that will keep you turning the pages. A "Must Read" for any serious fan of historical mysteries.(Kings River Life)
An in-depth look at what it was like in England during World War II and how women took over men's jobs, leading to a social revolution that continues today.(Kirkus Reviews)
About the Author
Mary Reed and Eric Mayer are the coauthors of eleven books in the John, the Lord Chamberlain series, set in 6th century Byzantium, as well as The Guardian Stones, the first title published under the pseudonym Eric Reed.