"Cozy fans who enjoyed A Dirty Death won't be disappointed." - Publishers Weekly
"A fine addition to any collection." - Library Journal
"Tope's debut, A Dirty Death, was one of our five best first mysteries of the year in 2000. Her second novel cements her position as a writer to keep watching and reading. ... Well-drawn characters and a well-constructed plot hold the reader's interest throughout this first-rate mystery." - Booklist
"Tope shows admirable zest and humor in relating everyone in the village to everyone else, à la Six Degrees of Separation, and demonstrates a winsome way with every last village soul." - Kirkus Reviews
Rebecca Tope grew up on a Devon farm and has had a variety of jobs. Among other things, she has worked as an antenatal instructor, a relationship counselor, undertaker's assistant, and milk recorder. Since 1992, she has been sole proprietor of Praxis Books, a small press which has produced a number of popular titles, including The Poet's Kit and By Way of Beachy Head. She lives in Herefordshire and is the author of more than twenty mystery books, including A Dirty Death, Dark Undertakings, and Grave Concerns.