• Lively, exciting, ingenious.

  • Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over.

    Malcolm Gladwell
  • What raises Deighton's genre to art is not only his absorbing characters but his metaphoric grace, droll wit, command of technical detail, and sure sense of place.

    Andy Solomon, Washington Post
  • Deighton's fiction has stood the test of time. His habitually acerbic narrative voice still has much to say to contemporary readers ... Now a fresh generation have the chance to sample Deighton's wares as Penguin republishes many of his books.

    Vanessa Thorpe, The Observer
  • Mr Deighton is really something special.

    Sunday Times
  • For sheer readability he has no peer.

    Evening Standard
  • Fleming made spy fiction globally popular, but it took Deighton in the Sixties to make it hip.

    The Telegraph

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