• "This is a funny, crafty, well-worked out crime mystery, all rolled into one clever package. I loved it."

    The People's Friend
  • "Splendidly entertaining, absorbing and difficult to put down. Hawthorne is an intriguing character"

    Daily Express
  • "Horowitz is strong on plot … and infectiously zestful"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Raises the game-playing to Olympic level."

    Guardian Books of the Year