A sharp, funny novel, with strong characters and some smart dialogue (TLS)
A wicked satire...excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners (THE SCOTSMAN)
a great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mytery. (ESQUIRE)
From the Back Cover
Yeah, yeah, the usual.
A crime. A corpse. A killer. Heard it. Except this stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it's not the corpse, what is that awful smell?
'The plot crackles along with confident gusto and intelligence . . . an assured debut by talented writer' The Times
'Excellent plotting and a goodly amount of acidic one-liners' Scotsman--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.