Over the past two decades Manda Scott has brought iconic historical figures back to life, reimagined and re-booted for the twenty-first century. Her crime novels have been shortlisted for many awards including Hen's Teeth for the Orange Prize and No Good Deed for an Edgar Award. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages.Manda's bestselling Boudica series was recently optioned for television.
Superb . . . a blend of historical imagination and storytelling
verve reminiscent of Robert Harris. * The Sunday Times *
A Treachery of Spies is the equal of Charlotte Gray in its insights into the period and, I would say, beats it for sheer excitement... one of the most gripping spy stories I have ever read. -- Jake Kerridge * S Magazine *
This book opened up and swallowed me whole - the characters, the plot, the writing, everything. It's the most exciting, involving thriller I've read in an age, and I can't recommend it highly enough. -- Mick Herron
[Scott's] writing is as commanding as ever -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian *
This is a rich vein for fiction, and Scott does it more than justice, with this beautifully imagined, beautifully written, smart, sophisticated - but fiercely suspenseful - thriller. -- Lee Child