"Goldstone presents a chilling account of the deadly respiratory diseases (and even deadlier medical treatments) that are claiming the lives of Brooklyn children during the hard winter of 1899...not even New York's governor, Theodore Roosevelt, has the clout to rein in 'the vast web of corruption in our pharmaceutical industry' that has cost so many lives and introduced the world to some killer drugs."
– Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"Goldstone weaves a savvy tale of intrigue and stunning twists that incorporates real-life historical figures and events into the action while richly recreating the closing days of the nineteenth century."
– Criminal Element
"A fascinating perspective on the introduction and misuse of patent medicines, this puzzler makes a forceful statement against the kinds of drugs that are still a problem today. With strong female characters, twisted bad guys, and a suspenseful, fast-moving plot, this immensely readable historical mystery compares well with Anne Perry’s A Sunless Sea and E. S. Thomson’s Beloved Poison."
"Set in New York City in 1899, this exceptional thriller from Goldstone exposes the underside of American medicine at that time. Goldstone again blends fact and fiction seamlessly."
– Publishers Weekly (starred)
"Known for his mysteries, Goldstone provides extensive medical knowledge in his writing. Fascinating. If you like to be immersed in a good mystery, you will enjoy this novel."
– Historical Novels Review
"A clever and entertaining tale. Set in the surgical theaters and medical research halls of late-19th century Philadelphia and Baltimore."
– Los Angeles Times Book Review [Praise for Lawrence Goldstone's Anatomy of Deception]
"You’ll be gripped by this haunting and atmospheric thriller. "
– Tess Gerritsen [Praise for Lawrence Goldstone's Anatomy of Deception]
"Packed with historical asides and real-life figures."
– Entertainment Weekly [Praise for Lawrence Goldstone's Anatomy of Deception]
"Compelling. A top-notch historical page-turner."
– Publishers Weekly (starred) [Praise for Lawrence Goldstone's Anatomy of Deception]