The series gets better and better. It's building a very credible medieval world view while keeping the reader turning the pages at a gallop. And Oswald is such an appealing character, growing richer and deeper with every book, as the beastliness of his family becomes more and more evident. I loved the concept of a good death, too.
The author's inventiveness and gift for description serves to deepen an already nuanced lead. Sykes solidifies her standing as a preeminent historical whodunit writer
S D Sykes' The Good Death is a twisting mystery written with intelligence and a striking mood of poignancy. I turned the final page with deep satisfaction and true admiration
Sykes has an easy, engaging writing style producing an entertaining and enthralling read
An utterly compelling, darkly atmospheric mystery set against a backdrop of plague, prejudice and passion. I could not put this book down
It is a book to get lost in rather than rattle through and it feels like the right book to reflect, without being overwhelmed by that, on our newly limited world. I thoroughly recommend it
The Good Death is beautifully written and immersed in its time . . . I marvel at the way in which the author evokes this feudal age . . . a fabulous historical crime mystery