Diana Killian writes a great book for an afternoon of reading. SONNET OF THE SPHINX is a fun murder mystery with just a hint of passion thrown in. As Grace does her imitation of Miss Marple, Peter does the mysterious antique dealer bad boy to perfection. I enjoyed the fact that Grace wants Peter in her life yet she still deals with Peter's faults, eyes wide open and goes on with her life as she gives Peter the benefit of the doubt regarding the murder, showing a trust that comes from the heart. Grace's patience and persistence solve both her personal and professional dilemmas with wonderful and wacky twists and turns along the way. Those of you who love The Romantic Poets are in for a real treat as Ms. Killian references the poets and their lives throughout the story. I know I learned a thing or two I didn't know. This is the 3rd story in the Poetic Death Mysteries series. I'm sure those of you who enjoy poetry, mystery and a touch of romance will enjoy this book and series.