• "A dizzyingly complicated, dazzlingly allusive, breathlessly exciting novel of adventure and detection"

    Michael Kerrigan, Scotsman
  • "A noir meta-fiction. Even a reader armed with a Latin dictionary and a copy of The Three Musketeers cannot anticipate the thrilling twists of this Escher-like mystery"

    New Yorker
  • "A sophisticated and exciting intellectual game which brilliantly illustrates the sheer delight of fiction"

    Stephanie Merritt, Daily Telegraph
  • "A rip-roaring entertainment - tongue in cheek and sword in hand"

    Mail on Sunday