• "Allingham is the best of mystery writers"

    New Yorker
  • "Always of the elect, Margery Allingham now towers above them"

  • "Don't start reading these books unless you are confident that you can handle addiction"

  • "Allingham was a contemporary of Agatha Christie but her work is thought by many to be more stylish and less pedestrian, with cunning plots and witty characters"

    Sunday Express
  • "This novel has the most amazing plot of any thriller I know... A startlingly good book"

    A.S. Byatt, Guardian