The standalone novel from the critically-acclaimed Peter Lovesey. Rough Cider was nominated for an Edgar Award.
Peter Lovesey was born in Middlesex and studied at Hampton Grammar School and Reading University, where he met his wife Jax. He won a competition with his first crime fiction novel, Wobble to Death, and has never looked back, with his numerous books winning and being shortlisted for nearly all the prizes in the international crime writing world. He was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and has been presented with Lifetime Achievement awards both in the UK and the US.
It's tremendously good. There are a fair number of good crime novels 'you can't put down'; but there are very few you feel you want to stop reading because their people are so real and you dread the disasters you foresee for them - HRF Keating, The TimesThe title is provocative but it does little to prepare the reader for a shock event of startling originality. Original the novel certainly is, leaving the reader dry-mouthed. But with no desire for cider as a thirst-quencher - Ruth RendellThis is a Russian Doll of a book, one secret concealed inside another, one fact leading to another, just the way a whodunit ought to be, but so often is not. It is neatly constructed and written in a quickfire prose style which adds considerably to its appeal - The Financial Times