An exemplary study of the secret history of Victorian England and of its most captivating citizen.
Ingenious, charming, informative and full of delight.
This is the second outing for Nick Rennison's hero, and Carver's Truth does not disappoint. The trail of the missing Dolly Delaney has danger, unexpected twists and villains aplenty. The dialogue is wonderful ... Carver's Truth is gripping escapism at its best.
With his impressive knowledge of the Victorian world, the author confects a rattling good story of political shenanigans, sexual hypocrisies - and even murder.
A richly textured, thoroughly relishable helping of ripe Victoriana
The Sunday Times on Carver's Quest
It's entertaining stuff - knowing, but never too knowing - and Rennison's love of Victorian slang reflects a broader linguistic flair
Guardian on Carver's Quest
It's got the lot: mystery, murder, theft, blackmail, infamy, treachery, bandits, a beautiful maiden, heroes, villains, romance and adventure in bucket loadsSarah Broadhurst
Bookseller on Carver's Quest
Bristles with an energy and inventiveness that positively leap off the page... Readers may well be looking to spend more time in the company of Carver and QuintBarry Forshaw
Crimetime.co.uk on Carver's Quest