• Oscar de Muriel gets better and better

    Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express S Magazine
  • I am addicted to Frey and McGray

    Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May series
  • I enjoyed this - properly creepy and Gothic

    Ian Rankin
  • A hugely entertaining Victorian mystery

    The New York Times
  • Fun to read and a fast page-turner . . . love and murder - they go together like strawberries and cream

  • This entertaining novel combines melodrama with the unhappiness of life backstage

    Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express
  • This is wonderful. A brilliant, moving, clever, lyrical book - I loved it. Oscar de Muriel is going to be a name to watch.

    Manda Scott
  • The Strings of Murder is one of the best debuts so far this year - a brilliant mix of horror, history, and humour. Genuinely riveting with plenty of twists, this will keep you turning the pages. It's clever, occasionally frightening and superbly written - The Strings Of Murder is everything you need in a mystery thriller.

    Crime Review