• "'Gripping...Gleeson's evocation of the period is meticulously researched and her plotting is neat and controlled...a good yarn'"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "

    An irresistible follow-up to acclaimed THE GRENADILLO BOX:
    'Colourful and wildly entertaining...A wonderful read'


  • "'As attractively crafted as the box itself'"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "'A delicious five-course banquet: a murder mystery is succeeded by an abandoned infant weepie, a love story, a social history and, finally, a richly flavoured, full-bodied, 18th-century whodunnit...You'll be kept guessing right up until the last page in this splendid novel'"

    Harpers & Queen
  • "'A compulsive page-turner which will appeal especially to anyone who was spellbound by Charles Palliser's The Quincunx'"

    Daily Mail