• "The words crackle and fizz - a dazzling evocation of the Jazz Age... Magical and marvellous"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A virtuoso of the sentence...Doyle wonderfully recreates a world of flophouses and speakeasies, flappers and bootleggers"

  • "Doyle's performance is, again, extraordinary for the richness of allusion, the facility with which history is dovetailed with invention, the energy of the prose"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Brilliantly imagined... Utterly magnificent, the finest work he has done"

    Sunday Tribune
  • "Kicks off at a furious lick and just gets faster, hotter, louder. Hugely, unremittingly entertaining"