• "No one writes crime novels quite like the French author Fred Vargas... another compelling read by this most original of novelists"

    Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Vargas has a wonderfully offbeat imagination that makes each of her novels a refreshing delight"

    Peter Guttridge, Observer
  • "Establishes Vargas beyond doubt as a cool, clever, original and deeply humane crime writer"

    Heather O’Donoghue, Times Literary Supplement
  • "It is enthralling and great fun from start to finish... all done with great verve, wit and invention"

    Allan Massie, Scotsman
  • "There is a haunting quality to Vargas's writing"

    Kath Murphy, Scotland on Sunday