• "Worth reading for its ingenious denouement."

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Josephine Tey enjoys a category to herself, as a virtuoso in the spurious ... The nature of the deception on this occasion is too good to give away."

    New Statesman
  • "Nobody can beat Miss Tey at characterisation or elegance of style: this novel's a beauty."

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Suspense is achieved by unexpected twists and extremely competent story-telling ... credible and convincing."