At once fresh, very funny and cleverly plotted. Please sir, I want some more!
The period detail is admirable: the narrative both witty and swift
Cribb Takes a course in explosives, infiltrates the mob and brings things to a happy conclusion. It's fun
Lovesey goes from strength to strength. A really entertaining extravaganza, judged to a nicety
Tense and dramatic. The best book I have read for a long time