'“An intricate mystery, beautifully told, as usual, by one of the genre’s leading spellbinders.” —Kirkus Reviews “In Some Deaths Before Dying, that daredevil stylist Peter Dickinson sets himself the formidable task of solving an undisclosed crime whose principal players are dead, near-dead, or dotty. He executes this feat with extraordinary grace and skill.” —The New York Times “An intricate mystery, beautifully told . . . by one of the genre’s leading spellbinders.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “Rich, fluent prose . . . enthralling.” —The Washington Post Book World “Leisurely layered in the grand English tradition, there’s plenty of pleasure to be had in watching Dickinson put together the pieces of his well-crafted puzzle.” —Chicago Tribune'