Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery.
Kate Shackleton is a splendid heroine.
Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish.
This is whimsical, colourful stuff and readers will warm to the entrepreneurial yet fragile Kate.
Frances Brody has made it to the top rank of crime writers.