Praise for Barbara Cleverly:
"Despite her mastery at vivid scene-setting, Cleverly never loses sight of the historical puzzle that is central to her story. Simply put, it's a stunner."—New York Times
"Spectacular and dashing. Spellbinding."—New York Times Book Review
"Excellent.... Golden age fans who appreciate deceptive storytelling enhanced by the kind of in-depth characterization lacking in Agatha Christie will be more than satisfied."—Publishers Weekly
"This series and its hero age well: the perspicacious Sandilands exhibits an arresting combination of Mary Russell's discernment and Chief Inspector Wexford's tenacious certainty."—Booklist
"Cleverly's crisp prose and solid cast of supporting characters ... make the book a delight to read."—Denver Post
"Stylish and intricate.... Cleverly has perfect pitch for period and place, whether her hero is unearthing evil in India, England or France."—Richmond Times-Dispatch
"A great blood and guts blockbuster."—Guardian
"Atmospheric ... intricately plotted."—Kirkus Reviews
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About the Author
Barbara Cleverly lives in the middle of Cambridge surrounded by ancient buildings and bookshops. She was born and educated in the North of England at a Yorkshire grammar school and then at Durham University. She is currently working on a new series set in the golden age of archaeology, which is also published by Constable.