Praise for the author: Sparklingly funny and painfully sharp throughout.
Praise for the author: A charming turn of phrase that gets you giggling out loud.
Praise for the author: Great fun and easy to read.
Praise for the author: You can guarantee that Amanda Lees's books, like her own life, will never be boring.
Praise for the author: The author succeeds in engaging the reader, both through some page-turning suspense but also via a lightness of touch in the writing.
US gang slang, UK prison slang, spy jargon, acronyms and more - From Aconite to Zodiac Killer: A Dictionary of Crime was perhaps conceived as a useful reference volume where facts could be checked with speed and efficiency (which they can), but I found myself rolling around in it for hours, like a gangster's moll on a bed full of money. Sheer delight! Catriona McPherson
A fascinating compendium of crime facts which should be on the shelves of every crime writer - and every crime reader.
Where was this book when I started writing? From Aconite to the Zodiac Killer is the essential companion for any serious reader or writer of crime.