The Solitude House (2011)

"In many ways, Klevisová proceeds from Agatha Christie; fortunately, though, she absolutely avoids any over-speculated premeditated murders. ...what we have here in Michaela Klevisová might be a budding author of creditable crime stories which will fare well in confrontation with foreign production – maybe not the top of it but definitely its above-average bracket." - Pavel Mandys, iliteratura.cz


"The novels by Michaela Klevisová show that both the society and the author have matured and are ready to embark on a literary journey into the depth of the Czech crime. The examination of dead bodies goes hand in hand with the examination of the neuroses of the only just crystallised Czech middle class at the threshold of the 21st century, a shared feature present in all of the three novels. Without giving away more than necessary about the background of the crimes investigated, they can all be generally said to stem from an unrest prevailing in a society which, unlike in the past, does now have things to lose, but stands unsure of whether its visions of happiness guaranteed have really materialised in its achievements." - Tomáš Kafka, Lidové noviny


"After the three books she has written, it can be said that another distinctive author of crime fiction has emerged in our country. It goes to Klevisová's credit that her novels narrate gripping stories from various settings and environments and the present life, in which the relations, the nature and the ambitions of the individual characters become gradually exposed." - František Cinger, Právo

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