"Cleveland Plain Dealer Lia Matera writes brilliantly."
"San Jose Mercury News (CA) Santa Cruz writer Lia Matera has proved more than once that she is the master when it comes to dabbling in Northern California flakiness for her mystery plots....She cleverly walks the line here between milking the material for humor and taking it...seriously. She teases....Mystery fans...can't fail to be entertained...."
"Library Journal Matera offers a fast-paced narrative stuffed with incident and characters....Informative and funny...."
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Lia Matera is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law, where she was editor in chief of the Constitutional Law Quarterly. She was also a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School before becoming a full-time writer of legal mysteries. Prior Convictions and A Radical Departure were nominated for Edgar Allan Poe awards. The Good Fight and Where Lawyers Fear to Tread were nominated for Anthony and Macavity Awards. She has written nine novels, including the critically acclaimed Face Value. Matera lives in Santa Cruz, California.