“A great sweeping adventure. Ideal for holiday reading.”
– M. C. Beaton, New York Times bestselling author of Hot to Trot: An Agatha Raisin Mystery
“A snowy Christmas mystery in a country village, intriguing characters and a twisty-turny plot. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Fabulous!”
– Jill Mansell, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“A wonderfully layered mystery with a multifaceted amateur sleuth, artist Iris Grey. Ms. Shaw's English village setting made me feel like I was right there, and kept me reading until late into the night. I can't wait to see where Iris Grey's next artistic commission takes us.”
– Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author
“A contemporary-set cosy crime novel that harks back to the Golden Age of detective fiction. Tilly Bagshawe, writing under a pseudonym, introduces us to society portraitist Iris Grey. Iris finds herself caught up in all manner of sleuthing and intrigue.”
– Red Magazine
“A rich, mystery debut. Tilly Bagshawe makes a smooth transition to the world of puzzlers."
– Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"The principled, smart, and courageous Iris is bound to garner enthusiastic fans."
– Publishers Weekly
"Complicated relationships create a strong backdrop for a complex mystery, and one hopes, the foundation for more books to come."
– Library Journal
"One of those rare novels that perfectly balances its complex mystery writing with a juicy yet still entirely believable personal life for its detective. Ms. Shaw knows how to write a page-turner with a thoroughly modern cast and setting. I’ll definitely be looking out for more books in this series!"
– Criminal Element
“A festering box of secrets, providing a Christmas cocktail of family lies and deliciously conceived murder.”
– Mandy Morton, author of The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency series
"Be sure to start reading M. B. Shaw's evocatively written mystery early in the day, or else you'll be up late into the night-it's that unputdownable.”
– Ellen Crosby, author of The Vineyard Victims