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"A remote Shropshire town is beset by wartime demons even more insidious than the Third Reich.... A fascinating look at a small town mired in the past and confronting the future—with a bombshell ending."

"Shades of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible pervade these pages, which are rife with hysterical suspicion, blame, fear and anger. Does WWII create these mad consequences far from the actual battlefront? A nicely told historical mystery." -- Historical Novel Reviews

"...the novel rates high marks for well-paced, page-turning storytelling, unsettling darkness, and all-too-human realism." -- Meredith Frazier

"The Guardian Stones is an interesting take on wartime mystery: no spies, no plots against the enemy, just ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, with an extra layer of spookiness thrown in for good measure." -- Lynne Patrick, Promoting Crime Fiction Blog

"I found myself enjoying this book much more than I had anticipated. Always a fan of historical fiction the setting in 1941 England promised much, but the aspect of horror attached to the story is fascinating." -- Polly Halicki

"At first glance, this story may seem like a cozy English village mystery. The smoothness of the writing is so comfortable that you expect Miss Marple or a similar character to come round with a cup of tea. But as a visiting professor from America soon discovers that is a very wrong idea....All in all the twists and turns of this story kept me guessing and surprised me. I'm now going to seek out other work by the authors." -- Thomas Owen

"It was a joy to explore the personalities of the villagers of Noddweir. Readers will meet the visiting professor, the shopkeeper, the local witch wise woman, the drunken blacksmith, the village bully/bobby, the wheezy vicar, volatile couples, rowdy children, the schoolmarm, and the peddler of black market contraband. Each character is painted with sufficient detail to provide an essence of the person without a lot of the backstory that tends to bore or overwhelm readers." --Melissa, Goodreads