Horribly compelling * Evening Standard * A fast-paced page-turner * The Lady * One of the best thril
A canon that is on the way to rivalling Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot . . . Superbly textured, this dark story reveals that Banks is growing even more suspicious and melancholy as he grows older - which makes him even more captivating. * Daily Mail * Robinson also has a way of undercutting the genre's familiarity. With a deceptively unspectacular language, he sets about the process of unsettling the reader. * Independent * Robinson's interrogations, many of them conducted in pubs, have the rare quality of steadily illuminating and thickening both the speakers and their subjects. The result is a slow-burning intensity that deepens from beginning to end * Kirkus Reviews * Long may Peter Robinson keep writing these books! I envy anyone who has not yet discovered this series * Breakaway Reviews * Classic Robinson: labyrinthine plot merged with deft characterisation * Observer *.