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M. Wayne CunninghamThe action is rapid and the multi-layered plot is well-constructed and paced accordingly, with several instances of wry humour despite the overall darkness of the themes. The characters—whether likeable or detestable—are credible. The historical settings, although imaginary, are recognizable, with their references to weaponry like rapiers, swords, and muskets, and travel by horses and coaches. Images of Haffef when he "slipped through the floor feet first" or of the world-weary Cameo swigging from her ever-handy flask create clear pictures in the reader's mind. The majority of the novel's text is made up of dialogue, and the way each character speaks is well-suited to their personality. McCullough-White produced this novel through "spontaneous trance writing." A sequel to Cameo is obviously in the making, and readers will hope the next instalment is as much fun as the first.
— ForeWord Clarion Review