Raybourn’s latest mystery is as lively and adventurous as the previous installment. Although Veronica’s clever, scientific instincts continue to help her decipher clues and read people’s motivations, she is more introspective as she sorts out her own feelings, adding vulnerability to an already dynamic heroine. Positively excellent, or—as Veronica would say—'Excelsior!'
Has everything a mystery reader could want: a spooky castle on a shadowy isle, a missing bride, and a murderer ... Although Raybourn does not exactly follow the 'Twenty Rules of Detective Fiction; as laid out by Philo Vance author S.S. Van Dine, readers will love this book. And if you are not already a fan of the series, you will be.