This is a terrific crime novel, with a startlingly original protagonist we're going to see a lot more of. Oxford's mean streets just got meaner.
This moody, atmospheric novel is full of surprises, with subplots about sexual harassment and the impact of the Syrian civil war.
It's a brave writer who sets a new crime series in Inspector Morse's Oxford but Mason has come up trumps with chalk-and-cheese cops DI Ryan Wilkins and DI Ray Wilkins...It's well plotted and very funny. *****
The first novel in a promising new police series set in Oxford that explores the working relationship between a chalk-and-cheese detective duo.