‘A detective story with a very considerable difference. Ingenious, stimulating and very enjoyable’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘As interesting and enjoyable a book as they will meet in a month of Sundays’ OBSERVER
Scotland Yard inspector Alan Grant, recovering from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III, believed to have brutally killed his brother’s children – the Princes in the Tower – to make his crown secure. But is the hunchback with such a sensitive, noble face really one of the world’s most heinous villains? Or was he the victim of one of the most insidious plots in history?
‘One of the best mysteries of all time’ NEW YORK TIMES
‘Suspense is achieved by unexpected twists and extremely competent storytelling . . . credible and convincing’ SPECTATOR