Caroline Graham, the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, was born in Warwickshire and educated at Nuneaton High School for Girls, and later the Open University. She was awarded an MA in Theatre Studies at Birmingham University, and has written several plays for both radio and theatre. She has been dubbed by The Sunday Times as, 'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie'.
The mystery is intriguing, the wit shafts through like sunlight . . . do not miss this book * Family Circle * Read her and you'll be astonished . . . very sexy, very hip and very funny * Scotsman * Enlivened by a very sardonic wit and turn of phrase, the narrative drive never falters * Birmingham Post * Her books are not just great whodunits but great novels in their own right -- Julie Burchill Hard to praise highly enough * The Sunday Times * One to savour -- Val McDermid Lots of excellent character sketches . . . and the dialogue is lively and convincing * Independent * Swift, tense and highly alarming * TLS * Wickedly acid, yet sympathetic * Publishers Weekly * A treat . . . haunting stuff * Woman's Realm * A witty, well-plotted, absolute joy of a book * Yorkshire Post * Everyone gets what they deserve in this high-class mystery * Sunday Telegraph * Tension builds, bitchery flares, resentment seethes . . . lots of atmosphere, colourful characters and fair clues * Mail on Sunday * A mystery of which Agatha Christie would have been proud. . . A beautifully written crime novel * The Times *