an old-fashioned, good-fun murder mystery, making excellent use of its setting in variety theatre's fading years
Frances Brody skilfully holds our attention, making us want to read on and then look forward to the next Kate Shackleton mystery.
The author keeps us highly-entertained with an interesting and exciting plot, impeccably researched and a style of writing that has the reader turning the pages eagerly to discover the truth of the mystery. Francis Brody is fast becoming "the queen of light crime fiction"
Frances Brody matches a heroine of free and independent spirit with a vivid evocation of time and place . . . a novel to cherish.