Barbara Hambly, though a native of Southern California, lived in New Orleans for a number of years while married to the late science fiction writer George Alec Effinger. Hambly holds a degree in medieval history from the University of California and has written novels in numerous genres.
Darkly witty . a lively international travel mystery with outcomes that modern readers will find morally satisfying ... Fans of Lydia and Don Simon will love the focus on their connection * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> * Hambly's exceptional knowledge of history and her deft touch at imbuing emotion into her characters are evident in her latest, and the mix of vampire horror and historical mystery-with an extraordinary attention to detail-will make this another fan favorite * <b>Booklist</b> * Deeply satisfying ... compelling and atmo spheric, with subtle and nuanced characterisation * <b>Locus Magazine</b> * Hambly continues to mix vampire fiction and historical mystery in a way that will delight her fans * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>Darkness on his Bones</b> *