"'Cleverly's (novel) evokes and in some ways surpasses the work of Agatha Christie' Publishers Weekly 'The atmosphere of the dying days of the Raj is colourfully captured' Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph 'A great blood and guts blockbuster' Guardian 'Solidly plotted throughout' Literary Review"
From the Author
This is the frothiest of the Sandilands series and, I hope, catches some of the spirit of Paris in the late twenties. It's the world of Josephine Baker, Sydney Bechet, Coco Chanel and Georges Simenon; there's a frenetic determination to have fun, to see a show at the Folies, to drink champagne and dance till dawn at a jazz club in Montmartre. But under all the glamour there's a darker world of crime and vice and Joe has to navigate his way through this to solve a series of grotesque murders. Impossible to write about Paris without a love story breaking out and there is one - though an unexpected one!