“Not only does Zelvin present us with a captivating fictionalized depiction of the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola, she also paints a vibrant and well-researched picture of Spain—especially Andalucia—under the rule of Their Most Catholic Majesties, Isabel and Fernando. The rich historical setting and the engaging Mendoza siblings combine with Zelvin’s writing skills to make this a most enjoyable and thought-provoking read.” —Historical Novel Society
"Engaging and well researched.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"What makes this book so outstanding, though, is not its setting or its realism or even the lessons it teaches. Its main strength lies in its wonderfully complex characters." —acclaimed writer John M. Floyd
About the Author
Elizabeth Zelvin is a New York City psychotherapist and author of a mystery series featuring recovering alcoholic Bruce Kohler. Liz is a three-time Agatha Award nominee and a Derringer Award nominee for Best Short Story. She is currently working on the sequel to Voyage of Strangers. Liz is also an award-winning poet with two books of poetry and a singer-songwriter whose album of original songs is titled Outrageous Older Woman. After many years in private practice and directing alcohol treatment programs, she now sees clients from all over the world online. Her author website is at www.elizabethzelvin.com. Visit www.lizzelvin.com for Liz’s music and www.LZcybershrink.com for online therapy. Liz is a veteran blogger, posting weekly for seven years on Poe’s Deadly Daughters and, most recently, on SleuthSayers.