The growing legion of Sharon Shinn fans will be delighted with the April paperback release of WRAPT IN CRYSTAL (4.5), a masterful blend of science fiction, mystery and romance. A special investigator comes to the desert planet of Semay to solve a series of murders connected in some way to the two local religions and becomes entangled with the mysterious Diadeloro, who turns out to hold the key to catching the killer. Outstanding characterization, beautiful craftsmanship and elegant subtlety make this tale top-notch reading. (Hardcover published May 1999)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer