"'Atmospheric, hugely beguiling and as filled with tricks and sleights of hand as a magician's sleeve...this is English gothic at its eccentric best; a combination of Ealing comedy and grand opera: witty, charismatic, occasionally touching and with a genuine power to thrill'" (JOANNE HARRIS
"'An evocatively reverential tribute to the genre...the clash of temperaments between Bryant and May makes them great detectives'" (TIME OUT
"'The striking gothic setting of London under fire proves fruitful ground for a bizarre dark comedy of an investigation...bawdy, unpredictable and at times hilarious, with a cast of wonderful grotesques'" (Maxim Jakubowski GUARDIAN
"'A writer of extraordinary imagination'" (Sunday Express)
'Very cleverly plotted...simultaneously scary and alluring'
" (Daily Telegraph Books of the Year)
The matchless if cantankerous detective duo of Inspectors Bryant and May investigate murky and murderous goings on beneath London's streets.