You really can tell a story, with an enviable economy of effort, and
this book deserves to go all the way. Really excellent stuff.
Cooper, author of The Wild Hunt
I'm not normally a big fan of the "accidental detective" school of mystery, but the writer makes this one work. The initially implausible situation -- a young woman meets a man and his dog whom she finds camped out on her rooftop terrace and invites them in for breakfast -- is somehow made quite believable. The author accomplishes this magical feat by giving us a narrator/protagonist who is real, likable, interesting and layered. The pacing works and the writing never gets in its own way. While there's certainly a chick-lit quality to this -- Caz is single, young, attractive and has more than one character interested in pursuing a romance with her, this lacks the whinging quality of a lot of that genre and should appeal to anyone (male or female) who likes a good mystery. If Caz continues to find herself involved with investigations, I'll be happy to follow her adventures.
Marion Stein, author of Loisada
This is a good read, full of wonderful quirky detail, with
very real settings, rounded characters and a plausible plot.