Anne Perry, author of Slaves of Obsession
"A truly vibrant protagonist, thoroughly satisfying characterization, attention to detail, and credible plotting mark this as an outstanding historical."Library Journal
"An appealingly courageous detective..."Kirkus Reviews
"Fabulous...a thrilling reading experience...fans of the Ursula Blanches series by Fiona Buckley will definitely love this glimpse into a bygone era."Midwest Book Review
"Certain to please fans of historical mysteries. Harper's careful plotting and keen historical eye render this a true delight to read. Best of all, though, is Harper's characterization of Elizabeth and her detecting acumen...what better way to spend wintry weekends than in catching up on the previous novels in this series, starting with The Poyson Garden."Mystery Lovers Bookstore
"Harper's facility with historical figures is extraordinary."
Los Angeles Times
"Karen Harper weaves a thrilling blend of historical detail and intriguing mystery. Her Queen Elizabeth I possesses the fine detective's instinct of Sherlock Holmes."
Lisa Gardner, author of The Other Daughter