Fans of Mathes's three previous stand-alone "girl" mysteries will relish his latest glittering offering set in the cut-throat New York art world. Witty dialogue and an engaging male romantic interest add to the fun. — Publishers Weekly.
A generous complement of lively, convincing characters, especially Jane. Overall, an entertaining outing that promises a lot of fun. — Kirkus Reviews
An outstanding title in a growing series. — Library Journal
Manages to break all the rules. It's all pure fairy tale (albeit with a very real mystery wrapped within it) and thoroughly enjoyable. — Tom and Enid Schantz, Denver Post
A mystery made exciting by unraveled family secrets, far-flung relations, provocative prose, and constant motion; a definite keeper from the author of The Girl Who Remembered Snow — Library Journal
Charmingly light tone... endlessly inventive plot... a grown-up fairy tale. — Kirkus Reviews
Mathes knows what he is doing. This is a story far more
intricate than it first appears--more intricate, and darker, too. Fans of
Mathes' previous two mysteries will no doubt clamor for this one. — David
THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED SNOW
Literate prose, exotic locations, empathetic characterization, and a complicated plot give rise to a powerful and entertaining work. Do not miss this one. — Library Journal
Mathes' [second] novel is a real page-turner with a genuinely surprising ending. — Stuart Miller, Booklist
Defies easy categorization.... Very unusual and entertaining.
— MLB News
Mathes has a real talent. He creates a bakers dozen of
interesting people and stitches them together with a wide-ranging and highly
imaginative plot.... It's a wonderfully exciting adventure with a thoroughly
— The Armchair Detective
A solid follow-up to the author's debut, The Girl With the
— Kirkus Reviews
THE GIRL WITH THE PHONY NAME
Crammed with incident, narrated in lively conversational
style: a first novel that blends elements of gothic romance with vivid
characters and the contemporary scene
into a dazzling story -- bizarre, believable, and riveting to the end.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
From mundane Weehawken, New Jersey, Lucy follows a circuitous
path to the wild and woolly Hebrides, confronting assorted meanies on both sides
of the pond....
Endearing and irrepressible.
— Philadelphia Inquirer
A charmer ...all ends well and one hopes we have not seen the
last of Tak Wing and Lucy.
— Washington Times
The ultimate cosy, charming and fun and full of endearing
characters and odd circumstances, rather reminiscent of Barbara Michaels at her
— The Purloined Letter
Illustrations by Arlene Graston
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