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The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin

“Mesmerizing. Slowly, subtly, the story twists on itself like a pinned snake. . . .Not since Kenneth Roberts has anyone written of early New England life in such vivid and convincing detail. . . .A gifted writer with an extraordinary feeling for the past.” --Annie Proulx, The New York Times Book Review

“Stereotypes we learned in grade school simply don’t exist here; instead, there are passionate, complex characters, including unexpectedly strong and often rebellious women.” --The Denver Post

“Begiebing illuminates the dark and wonderful intricacy of the human heart.” --Yankee Magazine

“This is no ordinary mystery. Just imagine Peyton Place as Hawthorne would have written it.”--Booklist

“A great achievement of imagination and research.”--Boston Magazine