On the back of the book, the publishers spotlight a scene in the story where Nancy gets bitten by a spider. Petrucha does an impressive job of making this spider-bite an important and continuing theme of the story as well as the herald Nancy's comeuppance. Unlike some of her mysteries, as the story progresses, Nancy earns a severe disheveling and suffers the embarrassment of multiple mistaken diagnoses. Apart from adding a touchable humanity to the character, the trials and tribulations she encounters reinforces the idea that Nancy will let nothing get in the way of her mystery solving. Read Full Review
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