Catherine Aird is the author of more than twenty crime fiction novels and several collections of short stories, most of which feature Detective Chief Inspector C. D. Sloan. She holds an honorary MA from the University of Kent and was made an member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Bruce Montague has over two hundred television credits to his name, including Butterflies, The Vision, Keeping Up Appearances, Doctors, and Double Act. He has performed on stage in The Phantom of the Opera, as well as with Topol in Fiddler on the Roof and in national tours of Charley's Aunt and Oliver.
Aird's delicious concoctions are never less than elegant and mischievously sharp; and she manipulated her often bizarre plots and people with confidence.-- "Times (London)"
Full of poetical, biblical and Shakespearean references, this fun read delivers a denouement that finishes the game well under par. Nicely played.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Bruce Montague handles the greensward murder and subsequent confusion with aplomb, keeping the plot and characters well in hand. Each major character has a distinct voice with subtle gradations.-- "AudioFile"
A running satirical commentary on the foibles of the private-club set. Solid series fare.-- "Booklist"