"In a radical departure from her scrapbooking series, Slan refashions a beloved heroine as a surprisingly canny detective. Her stylistic imitation of Charlotte Brontë is seasoned with a dash of social commentary and plenty of suspects to mull over."
"Fans of historical cozies will best appreciate Slan’s first in a new series featuring Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre."
"This is a wonderful novel for young adults who are interested in the classics of Great Britain in the 1800s. For readers who love Jane Eyre, she lives on through Joanna Campbell Slan."
"This is a beautifully written story that fully reflects the mores and social conventions of England in the early nineteenth century. Joanna Campbell Slan has marked Death of a Schoolgirl with her own indelible brand of suspense and intrigue while adhering to the cadence and restrained emotional atmosphere of the original Bronte novel. Anyone who has ever read and loved Jane Eyre will be captivated by Death of a Schoolgirl."
"Reading this novel is like visiting an old friend. Slan stays true to Jane Eyre’s character, and the storyline is a seamless progression of the original novel. Brontë fans and historical mystery fans alike will find much to enjoy in Death of a Schoolgirl."
Awards & Accolades
Daphne du Maurier Award Winner, 2013