Sometime last year, Dear Reader featured Carol Goodman's "Seduction of Water". Intrigued, I got the book and LOVED it! I have read all her published work since then (also "Lake of Dead Languages" and this week's "Drowning Tree"), and her next novel "Ghost Orchid" is at the top of my wishlist.
I did find Drowning Tree to be a slow start compared to her other two novels but Goodman's artistic blend of mystery and mythology came through.
What I like best about her work is her use of mythology to tell a story within a story. This is what keeps her books from being just another mystery novel - they intrigue me to learn more in order to glean every nuance.
For those looking for the Cliff's Notes, wikipedia.com has information on both "The Lady of Shalott" and "Dryope and Apollo".