A chilling, fabulous mirror on reality ... An involving and inventive book full of beautiful writing. It has the momentum of a thriller harnessed to the substance of a modern classic Scotland on Sunday A sophisticated storyteller and portrayer of character, who writes in rhythmic prose enriched with original imagery Sunday Times Astonishing ... The novel is filled with colourful eccentrics and unworldly happenings, quirky characters and supernatural undercurrents ... Exceptionally well-written Times Literary Supplement Seethes with originality ... An ingenious, sardonic and seductive roman noir New York Times Book Review
RUPERT THOMSON is the author of eight highly acclaimed novels, of which Air and Fire and The Insult were shortlisted for the Writer's Guild Fiction Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize respectively. His most recent novel, Death of a Murderer, was shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Novel Award. His memoir This Party's Got to Stop was published in 2009.