• "Ruth Rendell, like all the great creators of crime fiction, keeps her pact with the reader. There’s a murder mystery, there are clues, there is a solution. It’s a very satisfying read"

    Giles Brandreth
  • "Ruth Rendell is not only the finest crime novelist there is, but one of the finest novelists writing in the English language"

  • "Through the quality of her writing she’s raised the game of the crime novel in this country"

    Peter James