A highly enjoyable game of cat-and-mouse with perfect period texture and some nicely wry humour
This playful caper is equally successful as a detailed, culture-rich evocation of its period and an English reworking of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley
A deliriously dark entertainment . . . The seediness and shabby elegance of 1970s London is brilliantly rendered, the murders are genuinely upsetting, which is rarely the case in the genre, and there are a lot of very funny rock music jokes. Martin also writes uncannily well about songwriting and evokes Lee's artistry in vivid, persuasive detail . . . I didn't want it to end.
The summer of 1976 proves fertile territory for creating an atmosphere of sweaty unease and misanthropic menace . . . Elements of classic noir abound, while the narcissistic characters and exotic locations recall The Talented Mr Ripley.
A well-crafted tongue-in-cheek romp that captures beautifully the hedonistic 1970's