A Red Magazine BEST CRIME READ OF 2014
– VAL McDERMID
'A taut twisty narrative with a fantastic pay-off.'
– PAUL FINCH
‘Crime fiction at its best – great characters, great plot, great read.’
– JAMES CRAIG, author of London Calling
‘Where the Devil Can't Go marked Anya Lipska out as a crime writer of bravura skills, and this latest book continues her upward trajectory. An edgy, visceral vision of modern London, Death Can’t Take a Joke boasts complex protagonists, pungently realised locales and a keen social awareness.'
– BARRY FORSHAW, author of Euro Noir – The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction
'Pacy & enthralling, with Janusz already one of the best protagonists in the business.'
– MALCOLM McKAY, author of The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter
Originally trained as a journalist, Anya now writes and produces documentaries and drama documentaries. She has worked on an eclectic range of programmes from Panorama to Scrapheap Challenge, with a rich mix of subject matter, from Leonardo da Vinci to plane crashes, paleo-anthropology to Italian gardens with Monty Don.
Lipska was chosen by Val McDermid for the prestigious New Blood Panel at the 2013 Harrogate Crime Festival. Her second in the series promises another intelligent yet gripping detective thriller and a glimpse into the hidden world of London’s Polish community.
Having read Anya's first book, I eagerly awaited the release of this one. I was not disappointed. The interplay between the characters is witty and well written and the plot had me... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David
A Polish background for an East End police mystery gives this author a somewhat novel way of writing an enjoyable and at times page turning nerve wracking edge to the crime... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Kitchell
What a great read! I really struggled to put it down. I love the relationship going on with the old cynical Pole and the young police officer with so much enthusiasm and keeness.Published 1 month ago by Laura O'Connor
A fantastic follow up from Lipska's first book about Kershaw and Kiska. I loved the first one and worried that this would be too similar with the same characters and the links... Read morePublished 2 months ago by mrs g c smith
could not put this down!! desperate for the next one.....Published 3 months ago by Mrs stephanie davies-crowley
After reading Anya Lipska's first book 'Where the Devil Can't Go', I had to read this one!!!
The story starts with Kiszka's friend being murdered on his doorstep. Read more
If you liked the first novel by Anya Lipska (which I did) you'll enjoy the second. The same combination of Janucsz, the Polish immigrant, and Kershawe the young detective in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Reader by the sea
Can't wait for the next one, character development coming along nicely.Published 4 months ago by T W PRINGLE
I loved this. I jumped straight into it following the first Kiszka and Kershaw book and this didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa Hall