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