A Fly Has a Hundred Eyes
QUOTES FROM REVIEWS OF A Fly Has a Hundred Eyes
"Reading Aileen G. Baron’s vivid account, in A Fly Has a Hundred Eyes of the wave of terrorism that shredded the cosmopolitan fabric of Jerusalem during the violent summer of 1938 is like standing on the balcony of the city’s new Y.M.C.A. and watching civilization go up in flames."
--Marilyn Stazio, The New York Times
"Baron adeptly resurrects the uncertainty and the intrigue that characterized pre-World War II Jerusalem… This atmospheric adventure will effortlessly transport lover of historical mysteries to another time and place."
--Margaret Flanagan; Booklist; American Library Association
"Baron’s debut is not just a mystery but a fascinating look at pre-World War II Palestine and timeless in its issues."
--The Poisoned Pen Reviews
"... The book boasts an eyewitness aura of authenticity—from its broad-stroke descriptions of the region (plagued then, too, by terrorists and ethnic friction yet fascinating and beautiful) to the ‘artifact articulating’ minutiae of an archaeological project."
--Tim Wilcox, Coast Magazine
"If you love Agatha Christie’s stories (she was married to an archaeologist) or Elizabeth Peter’s novels, you should definitely read this one."
--Marylin Hudson, Orange Coast Magazine
"The book’s chief strength is Baron’s beautiful writing style. If only more mystery writers would follow her lead and adopt a lean, controlled style that delineates the characters sharply and lets the story tell itself. On closing the book, I had no idea of the author’s political opinions, but I was overwhelmed with the sense of the tortuous, intractable, violent conflict, as if I had been there."
--Denyse O’Leary, The Mystery Review
"... Wonderfully atmospheric."
--Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, The University of Wisconsin