In pages more reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe than Evelyn Waugh [Bailey] reminds us why this seemingly insignificant story bears telling. "The New York Times Book Review"
With gripping detail and graceful prose Bailey s work can best be described as a work of probative history written with the storytelling skills of a latter-day Agatha Christie. "The Richmond Times-Dispatch"
Populated with a bevy of real-life aristos who played by their own twisted and privileged set of rules, a searing portrait of family intrigue, dysfunction, and hubris a la Downton Abbey emerges. "Booklist "
Bailey is a truly dogged detective a compelling expose "Kirkus Reviews "
Bailey deserves commendation for her meticulous research as well as her storytelling. "Publisher s Weekly"
Gripping. Reads like the best kind of mystery story. It is a tale of mistresses and heirlooms, cowardice and connivance. "The Sunday Times" (London)
Compelling. A remarkable piece of research which throws a bright shaft of light on powerful people, hypocrisy and the First World War. "The Guardian"