'Fforde is a master entertainer, and a wordsmith of dexterous genius'
'This year's grown-up JK Rowling'
'Hilarious, absurd and utterly compelling new series of nursery crimes for adults.'
'Fforde's books are more than an ingenious idea. They are written with buoyant zest and are tautly plotted. They have empathic heroes and heroines who nearly make terrible mistakes and suitable dastardly villains who do. They also have more twists and turns than Christie, and are embellish with the rich details of a Dickens or Pratchett.'
'Fans of the late Douglas Adams, or, even, Monty Python, will feel at home with Fforde.'
'True literary comic genius'