Fizzles, crackles and sparkles
An irresistible, high-camp crime caper - deliciously entertaining
A work of sublime silliness. The knife-edge between crime and comedy is a tricky one, but Daisy Waugh negotiates it magnificently. The story is preposterous, as it should be in a book of this kind, and the author is clearly less interested in the finer points of crime plotting than she is in sharp observations and social satire. The result is a delightful book, witty, pacy and beautifully written.
This is a marvellous rollicking read with brilliantly drawn characters. I finished it within 24 hours