Great article, thanks Nola. Yes, isn't Kate terrific at layering clues and hiding things! I have to go back and read some of the book(s) again often to see how it really works. I think I mentioned Dorothy Sayers - okay, her style may be a bit dated but she's a good writer and her characters are very well developed if you read the books in sequence. This is important for the four or so books re Peter and Harriet. All are mysteries and could stand alone though.
Hi Jeanette - Thanks for the tip about Dorothy Sayers. I haven't read any of hers, so will have to give them a try. Kate sucked me in good and proper with her first four books, though I did pick the twist in Book 5 about a chapter before the reveal. She is so good at layering in those clues. I agree that it makes you want to go back and read them again in light of what you now know. I especially loved the way she did that in 'The Distant Hours' and 'The Secret Keeper'. Things were not as they seemed, but it was done so well, I never guessed. Thanks for stopping by.