• "A highly distinctive writer who quickly becomes addictive… I loved it"

    New Statesman, **Books of the Year**
  • "Splendid"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "A brilliant Raymond Chandler continuation novel with an ageing Philip Marlowe. Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match"

  • "The decayed grandeur of the setting, the mystery of an alluring femme fatale, an old man's tussle with his conscience and his ageing body, and a healthy number of spectacular set-pieces work a subtle magic... both a convincing Marlowe and a seedily satisfying thriller"

    Sunday Times