'The atmosphere and setting are lovely and exquisitely recreated by an author who has an intimate knowledge of the world he describes ... I won't reveal the denouement, but I can assure readers that the author knows exactly what he's doing'
'It's a great book ... there's enough wit and intelligence here to make it more than a 'guilty pleasure' ... an intelligent read with good characterisation'
'Highly acclaimed Oscar Wilde series ... excellent writing ... it's a fun book that introduces you to many interesting characters ... a light-hearted and entertaining murder mystery'
'An entertaining yarn - easy and pleasing to read - with an extensive set of vivid characters'
Praise for Gyles Brandreth's Oscar Wilde series:
'One of the most intelligent, amusing and entertaining books of the year. If Oscar Wilde himself had been asked to write this book he could not have done it any better'
'Genius . . . Wilde has sprung back to life in this thrilling and richly atmospheric new novel'
'A witty fin-de-siècle entertainment . . . rattlingly elegant dialogue'
One of the most enjoyable crime series around
'...a cleverly plotted, intelligent and thoroughly diverting murder mystery. This novel is an educated page turner; a feast of intriguing and light-hearted entertainment.'
'The third in an enjoyable, well-researched series'