She brought to the detective novel originality, intelligence, energy and wit.
Miraculously right: catching precisely the tone of the relationship . . . It comes out splendidly . . . a thrilling denouement
A must for all Wimsey lovers . . . an entertaining read which offers some longed for insight into the lives of the Wimseys after their marriage
Jill Paton Walsh does a fine job . . . she also answers an unasked question about Lord Peter and Harriet: Yes, dear readers, they have a lot of sex and they like it.
Vintage Wimsey . . . Wimsey lives on in delicious familiarity in this triumph not just of one writer's art, but of two
Satisfying and impeccably researched
Jill Paton Walsh scores a winner
I admire her novels . . . she has great fertility of invention, ingenuity and a wonderful eye for detail
She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.
Aficionados of Sayers will enjoy renewing acquaintance with her heroes . . . Walsh devised a literary period piece of considerable charm.
A good crime story, with a wonderful cast of characters, full of acutely observed small incidents, to be reread with pleasure after the first eager race through.