There's an excellent review this weekend by Roz Kaveney in The Independent. (And it's a wonderfully written review too.)
I hear on the grapevine that the Daily Telegraph may be covering the novel shortly, possibly this weekend, and will update this post with a link if so.
[Update: not online yet, but I have a pic of the Jeremy Jehu review in today's Daily Telegraph, see left. He's thinking as I am thinking (below). Let's hope we are both right for this is a wonderful series.]
I have been picking up on a bit of a buzz about Lawton recently and one of those reviews notes 'the work of a writer at the peak of his powers'. He was shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger the other week. I wonder if 2011 will be the year when he reaps more than his usual crops of potatoes, onions, leeks and garlic?
The author will be at Goldsboro Books's Crime in the Court event on 21 June (18:30 to 20:30).
A mere stone's throw away is Goodwin's Court, home of Freddie Troy in Lawton's novels, pictured left as it is today.