"Somers proves an able sleuth, and Westerson does a fine job evoking the period’s political intrigue. Devotees of Alan Gordon’s Fools’ Guild mysteries will welcome this promising series."
"Familiar historical figures seen from a different viewpoint add spice to the mystery."
“Jeri Westerson is at the top of her game”
Louis Bayard, bestselling author of The Pale Blue Eye
“The Tudor court as seen through the eyes of wily Will Somers, Henry VIII’s jester, comes to vivid life in this sparkling mystery”
C.W. Gortner, bestselling author of The Tudor Secret
"A great start to a new series.... Fans of Jeri Westerson’s Crispin Guest “Medieval Noir” series will also enjoy the first book in her new King’s Fool series, Courting Dragons."
"All in all though, I enjoyed this historical mystery. It’s got a nice number of suspects and motives, a mostly convincing lead character and a convincing picture of life in the Tudor court. I look forward to book two."