• "This is one to be put aside for a relaxing Christmas read...the mark of a Mitchell mystery is to lead us into familiar territory there to shatter illusions of predictability...try guessing the culprit by all means but there are high odds against getting it right"

    Barry Turner, Daily Mail
  • "Crime writing's best-kept secret"

  • "Among the most revered names in British mystery fiction"

    Washington Post
  • "Completely individual, instantly recognisable and highly enjoyable"

    Times Literary Supplement