• "'A gripping psychological thriller...capturing the nervous mood of a city preoccupied, like one of its most famous residents, with sex and death'"

    The New York Times
  • "'This is a captivating thriller that blooms into vivid life ... It's a novel written with immense skill, its sense of place and language constantly surprising and invigorating. A superb debut.'"

    Daily Mail
  • "'Highly unusual, eerie...a glorious maze of dead ends and false leads. Sometimes gruesome and highly mysterious, it is an exciting new brand of detective story'"

  • "'An artful and evocative in the texture of corruption' Independent"

  • "'An intensely powerful sense of time and place in this atmospheric and accomplished period whodunit'"

    Harpers & Queen