"Chief Inspector Wexford is one of the most admirable presences in mystery fiction today and Ruth Rendell. . . retains her place of highest distinction in the field."
–The New York Times Book Review
"Rendell is a master of the form.
–The Washington Post Book World
"Undoubtedly one of the best writers of English mysteries and chiller-killer plots."
–Los Angeles Times
"The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world."
–The Boston Globe