JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING is an Agatha, Anthony, Barry, Dilys, Gumshoe and Macavity Award winner. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, and Romantic Times RC awards. The Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne mysteries include the multiple award-winning books In the Bleak Midwinter (first in the series) and All Mortal Flesh. Julia lives in southern Maine with her husband and three children.
"[Spencer-Fleming] pulls it off again." --Chicago Tribune
"Spencer-Fleming's second cozy-cum-thriller to feature the Reverend Clare Fergusson...is every bit as riveting as her first...with eloquent exposition and natural dialogue, the precisely constructed plot moves effortlessly to its dramatic conclusion." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The plot is complicated, and the ethical issues are even thornier. Wisely, Spencer-Fleming treats them with the same delicacy she extends to Clare's forbidden love." --The New York Times
"Despite the brutal crimes, this is a quiet and civilized story just right for those who enjoy a modern take on the old-fashioned whodunit." --Rocky Mountain News
"Serious issues...add depth to the story. An exciting mountain rescue keeps the pages turning as the pace picks up at the end." --Booklist
"Even more action, more plot-twists, and more unconsummated romance than in Clare and Russ's notable debut." --Kirkus Reviews