"Fascinating . . . Memorable . . . [A] sweetly rueful conclusion to a revered series."
–The Washington Post Book World
"IMPECCABLY PLOTTED . . . A series that raised the bar for genre writing. Not since Nero Wolfe has a detective of Morse’s ratiocinative skills, refined tastes, and tetchy temperament held court in such a magisterial fashion."
–The New York Times Book Review
"THE PLOT IS FLAMBOYANTLY CLEVER: even the most minor characters are bizarre and intriguing. Long after his swan song, Morse will be missed."
–Los Angeles Times