Taylor's fifth witty and intricate story about amiable, amoral William Dougal moves him even closer to the top of the British first division.
Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller.
A wonderful book, funny and inventive, well plotted and characterised. Dougal, the not quite amoral, redeemingly imperfect Machiaval and skinflint child of fortune, is one of the most likeable sleuths on the circuit
Sparky and humorous writing
Neatly put together, witty and fast-moving.