One of the choicest crime-shelf entertainments of the year
Here is a classic quest story intertwining kidnapping, murder, deception, fraud and farce with a Sumo wrestler in the unlikely role of fairy godmother. Lovesay sustains his reputation as a deft mystifier in one of the choicest crime-shelf entertainments of the year.
Superb, unashamedly traditional crime writing
Lovesey hatches the trickiest of plots, warmed with humour and characterisation to make them credible.