"A one-woman case for the defense of unauthorized literary sequels…intelligent, witty, complex and atmospheric…By making a woman possible who matches Holmes in brainpower, as well as in depressive tendencies of mind and spare elegance of manner, King has made marriage possible for the most famous and, surely, one of the most aloof detectives of all time….A spellbinding mystery…superb." —The Washington Post Book World on Justice Hall
"A wonderful blend of sheer wit and canny ratiocination, this is mystery at its most ingenious."—The Guardian on The Art of Detection
"Mesmerizing…King does a wonderful job of probing the human psyche…All of her novels are superb."—Daily American on Locked Rooms
From the Hardcover edition.