"[Mama] is a delight."
"Grace Covington [has been] dubbed the African-American Miss Marple."
— The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Nora DeLoach is a wonderful storyteller…. Fans will remember Mama and Simone as two of the best stars of down-home mysteries."
— The Midwest Book Review
"[Nora DeLoach] deserves considerable credit for … demonstrating that the convention of the English cozy can be transplanted successfully to the American South."
— Publishers Weekly